When life gives you lemons, make lemonade—then sell it to help save your crumbling city. That's what 9-year-old Joshua Smith has been doing in Detroit, reports the Free Press. Last Monday, he set up a lemonade stand near his house, hoping to raise $1,000 to help the city grapple with its financial crisis.
He quickly achieved his goal and set the bar higher and higher; by the end of Friday, his profit was $3,392.77. Joshua's success is making waves across the city: He's already been visited by University of Michigan basketball stars and has been offered a $2,000 college scholarship by the Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation. "I'm just getting a lot of support, and that makes me feel good," he says. (Read more Detroit stories.)