When Remington moved from Illinois to Georgia, his mom thought it would be great to volunteer in their new community. But the nonprofits they approached thought the 10-year-old was too young to help, with one expressing the concern that a soup can could fall on his head. So Remington started his own project, Change 4 Georgia.
His great-grandfather, a marine who served in World War II, inspired him to help out troops and veterans. “I met a lot of awesome and interesting people—some were veterans,” Remington says. “I wrote to Fortune 500 companies here in Georgia, and one CEO sent me $1,000.” To date, he’s raised more than $50,000 in cash and donations for the organization, which provides staples such as food and diapers to soldiers, veterans, and their families.
(Photo: Courtesy Remington Youngblood)