These Local Teens Created Their Own Philanthropic Organizations

These teens put their ideas to work for others in need before they even graduated high school.

 

Manav Midha created Study-Jump-Smile as a high school student to share the benefits of knowledge, athletics, and friendship through a peer-based tutoring program.


 

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway.

Twins Emma and Amy Bushman founded Bake Me Home—providing cookie and toiletry care packages for domestic violence victims—when they were only 7 years old.


 

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway.

Undergoing heart surgery at 4 months old, Parker Mirus started the Hearts Are Trump euchre tournament to benefit Camp Joyful Hearts, a founded Little Helpers to organize donation drives and service projects weeklong camp for children with heart diseases.


 

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway.

Thankful for her own blessings, middles chooler Rishika Jeyaprakash founded Little Helpers to organize donation drives and service projects benefitting various area charities.

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