Young Hollywood has spoken: the youth of America are here to make a change.
TooFab spoke with some of the industry's most exciting upstarts at Variety's Power of Young Hollywood Event sponsored by H&M Tuesday night and got some interesting thoughts on today's political and social climate.
Oakley explained that it's important for youth to use their voice to "amplify" those that can't speak for themselves.
"I always love seeing young people understand that people are listening," Oakley said. "Whether you intend to be a role model or not, if people look at you like that, then it's a missed opportunity if you don't harness that for good."
"So whether it's shining light on a nonprofit that's important to you or using your voice on Twitter to amplify disenfranchised voices, there are so many ways to be an activist nowadays," he continued. "And whether you have one follower or a million, you have the power to change the world."
One such activist is Gonzalez, who became an advocate for gun control after surviving the Parkland High School shooting back in February. Carson and fellow Disney star Sofia Wiley told TooFab that Gonzalez is a powerful example of how youth can utilize their voices in order to implement change.
"It's incredible and very empowering to me as another young girl in America," Wiley said.
Carson, who will next be seen in the "Pretty Little Liars" spinoff "The Perfectionists," said that in addition to Gonzalez she has seen "incredible leaders" in today's youth by working with the We Day organization that has children as young as seven "making changes" in the world.
"It's incredible just to know that they are empowered," Carson added. "They can make a change with their voice and they are leading the conversation. So whatever they feel passionate about, they should talk about it and that's what they're going to make a change."
Similarly, "Hide Away" singer Daya said that many youth, such as herself, have "really cool outlooks" that will be beneficial to making waves in the "current state" of our country. She added that she's excited to be a part of a generation that uses their "platforms for good."
Influencer and DJ Chantel Jeffries said that she's "really proud" of all of the progress that youth have made by spreading awareness and using their voice to share causes they believe in.
The influencer, who boasts 4.2 million Instagram followers, said that she herself is looking for ways to get into implementing change through her platforms.