Many adults spend an undue amount of time wringing their hands about the lack of moral compass within today's youth, but teenagers like Maya Penn provide a much needed counter narrative to the predictions of cultural demise.
Maya sells her own knit scarves and hats online on a site that she created herself. Maya ensures that all of her creations are eco-friendly and donates a portion of the proceeds to charity.
She also runs a non-profit called Maya's Ideas 4 The Planet.
Maya is proof of the incredible successes kids can accomplish when equipped with the right resources and skill sets.
Watch her inspiring Ted Talk below: