What is youth philanthropy? How is the youth of today changing the world and the entire landscape of philanthropic behavior? In this talk we take a look at how and why the youth is approaching giving in the modern world. As it turns out, the youth may be larger donors, smarter donors, and more engaged in the causes they support. Maya is 14 years old and is in the 9th grade. Since the age of seven she has been deeply involved in volunteering and philanthropy work with the Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. When she was 9 she founded Miracle Makers Foundation, whose goal is to support preemies and their families globally. In 2014 she was awarded the Orlando Community Builder Rising Star Award from Mayor Buddy Dyer and in 2018 the Disney Dreamer and Doer Shining Star Award for Orange County.