Sometimes teenagers get a bad wrap. They're often stereotyped as immature, lazy and self-centered. But a lot of teens are giving, caring and passionate kids who really do want to make a difference in their community.

After an overnight snowfall, a group of teens in Centennial, Colorado decided to 'pay it forward' by getting up very early to shovel an entire neighborhood's driveways and sidewalks. Most of the homeowners were pleasantly surprised at the kind gesture. Some offered to pay, but the teens refused the money. They did it out of the goodness of their hearts.

Things like this are happening closer to home as well. Over the weekend, students at John Marshall High School raised money for Christmas Anonymous through sales of t-shirts and their second annual Christmas Anonymous 5K Run/Walk. Century High School will be raising funds for Bear Creek Services with their 12 Days of Bear Creek events which include the upcoming Santa Shuffle 1K and Reindeer Run 5K on December 19th. And Mayo High School is supporting the Dorothy Day House and Women's Shelter with various events including a Planetarium Show on December 19th.

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