Vanessa Hudgens, Sarah Hyland Among 2012's Power Of Youth Honorees

Posted Sunday September 16, 2012 1:48 AM GMT

Being recognized for her upstanding work in bettering the world, Vanessa Hudgens was among the young celebrities toasted at the 6th Annual Power Of Youth Event this weekend (September 15).

Joining the Moschino-clad 23-year-old at Hollywood's Paramount Studios was "Modern Family" actress Sarah Hyland, "American Idol" alum Jordin Sparks and the evening's entertainer, "Vampire Diaries" hottie Kat Graham.

While Miss Hudgens was doted with a keepsake trophy for her work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, other saluted stars included Diego Boneta for his involvement with Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children's Cancer & Hematology Clinic and the Jonas Brothers for their efforts with Change for the Children Foundation.

As for Power of Youth, it's a Variety initiative which "celebrates top young talent and their dedication to philanthropic and humanitarian causes closest to their hearts, while encouraging the industry and their fans around the world to get involved and give back."

Pleased with how things have gone thus far, Variety editor Brian Gott recently told press, "Six years into this incredible initiative, we continue to be amazed by the philanthropic leadership of Hollywood's young entertainers. We're so proud to once again be shining a spotlight on their extraordinary work and dedication to their respective charities."

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