01/21/2014 09:48 am ET Updated Nov 29, 2016

8 Millennials Who Ditched The Corporate World For Social Good

These millennials hung up their name badges -- or circumvented office life altogether -- and went on to start initiatives that tackled issues such as the child literacy gap or energy poverty.

Some worked on Wall Street, feeling the spark to do more once Occupy hit. Others were primed for the corporate world armed with an M.B.A., but took the road less traveled.

Check out eight inspiring young people who ditched the corporate world to do social good.

8 Millennials That Ditched Wall Street For Social Good