Meet The Trailblazers Who Are Changing Their Community...While Still In High School
When "Faking It" makes its highly anticipated return on August 31, the Hester High student body will be faced with a big change: A new totalitarian principal will be at the helm, enforcing a more conservative way of rule. But the students -- specifically Shane Harvey -- will fight back with a truly trailblazing attitude.
The same unique mindset served as the inspiration to recognize teens across the country who are changing their communities. We asked you to nominate yourself by submitting a video which showcased how and why you're a trailblazer -- and now we can announce the winners who are and the subject of an eventual mini-documentary presented by MTV, Logo and the comedy series and fittingly hosted by the man behind the outspoken student, Michael J. Willett.
Bay Area natives Corrine Hindes and Katrine Kirseborn -- featured in the documentary above -- are the winners for their initiative to help those in need of warm clothing. The friends founded Warm Winters, an organization which gathers misplaced winter attire from local ski resorts and then distributes it to various homeless associations. So how does Warm Winters operate? The girls frequently visit the shelter in their hometown of Walnut Creek and donate the items. They also personally deliver apparel and other things to the homeless at St. Anthony's foundation (one of the country's largest homeless facilities in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco).
Corrine and Katrine's efforts aren't solely limited to the cold months: During warmer temperatures, they put together and distribute personal care packages to area shelters -- including one shelter for victims of human trafficking.
This Trailblazer Award isn't the first time the duo have been recognized for their tremendous endeavors: In 2013, the girls were acknowledged by the Jefferson Awards for their outstanding work in public service. Sam Beard, founder of the awards, has since been active as a mentor to the pair, helping them expand their movement to 10 states.
Offer your congrats to Corrine and Katrine, and stay tuned to MTV News for more updates about the upcoming mini-doc. In the meantime, check out the amazing runners-up featured below, and catch the premiere of "Faking It" on August 31 at 9:30/8:30c.