Teens Making an Impact

By Tonka Dobreva 01.28.2015 interact

Social entrepreneurship is the practice of starting a company or group with the goal of coming up with new, innovative solutions to society’s problems. Now, with social media and crowdfunding, it’s even easier for social entrepreneurs to get the word out about their efforts, which means many teens are getting in on the action. Take a look at some of the teen-run organizations that are leading this movement, one solution at a time.

Henry’s Humdingers

bee-article As you may already know, the world’s bee population is in danger. That’s what sparked Henry Miller’s mission to create Henry’s Humdingers — a line of raw, organic honey that he started at only 11 years old. After hearing that bees were in danger, he asked his parents for a beehive and started selling honey on the side of the road. Now it’s sold online and all overt he U.S., and a portion of the proceeds go to The Foundation For the Preservation of Honey Bees.

iRetron

Jason Li was always big on going green, but it wasn’t until he realized how damaging electronic waste is to the environmente-waste-article that he realized he could do something about the environment. In his sophomore year of high school, Jason started iRetron, a company that helps you sell and recycle your old gadgets instead of throwing them away or giving them to companies that don’t dispose them properly. Since then, he’s spoken at dozens of schools and conferences about the importance of disposing of your e-waste responsibly.

Empower Orphans

Nineteen-year-old Neha Gupta began the Empower Orphans charity when she was only 9 years old, after traveling to India and seeing how difficult it was for orphaned children to get access to things like clothing and education. She began raising money by selling wine charms door to door, and has now raised over $1 million that has gone to help orphans, hospitalized children and underprivileged in India and beyond. Her work has created libraries, dental clinics and computer centers that give hope to children across the world.

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  1. Noah Amos

    I would personally build a wall

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