Inspirational stories come in all shapes and sizes. And at a recent Center for Civic Engagement Future40 event, those stories came from some of San Diego’s youngest leaders.

Nearly 100 San Diegans visited California State University San Marcos to listen to Sean Griser, Panchito Martinez and Nitya Timalsina speak about their work to grow a more vibrant San Diego.

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For Sean, community impact means creating a program to provide music therapy for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease that reduces stress and increases happiness and community involvement for the elderly.

Watch Sean’s presentation below:

With Panchito, his work creates a path to success for young people just like himself by mentoring and building programs for tomorrow’s leaders at the Barrio Logan College Institute.

Watch Panchito’s presentation below:

And Nitya is improving the sustainable living conditions for families worldwide through her organization One Step Projects.

Watch Nitya’s presentation below:

All three next-gen philanthropists have their own motivation for giving back, and if you were lucky enough to attend the event and hear why, check out our Facebook album and tag yourself or your friends.

Young Philanthropists discuss the future of service in San Diego

State Senator Joel Anderson’s office recognized the three youth leaders for their excellence in service. Click the photo to see the entire Facebook album from “The Future of Service in San Diego”.

If you weren’t able to attend, watch the panel discussion to hear more about these projects and learn how you can join Sean, Panchito and Nitya in making an impact in your community. You can join the conversation on Twitter using #Future40SD.

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Where do you see millennials making an impact for positive change in San Diego? Share it with us in the comments below!