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It's not every day you get the opportunity to motivate nearly 20,000 kids to change the world. But it was a task -- and challenge -- Nina Dobrev
happily accepted. As co-host of We Day
celebrations at Toronto's Air Canada Centre on September 27, 'The Vampire Diaries
' actress pumped up the crowd and spoke candidly about her experiences helping poverty-stricken children in Africa.
In between moments on stage, the hometown star took some time to talk to AOL about why she was inspired to work with Free the Children
, the importance of empowering young people and why anyone can change the world if given the chance.
Watch Exclusive Backstage Interview with Nina Dobrev