Publication Date: March 29, 2015
Authors: John Moritz
Discusses a growing trend in which young people are getting actively involved in philanthropic work. Cites the efforts of fifth graders from Radnor Township, Pennsylvania to raise money for mitochondrial disease research. The Mito 5 Challenge is run by Brett Mezrow and his friend Niels Strautnieks, who has the disease. Maya Rigler, another fifth grader with the disease, runs a charitable web page through an organization called Alex’s Lemonade Stand, and she wants to be a philanthropist when she grows up.