Question of the Day: What percent of U.S./U.K. teens have donated their money to a cause they believe in?
- Have you ever given money to a cause that you believe in?
- If so, why did you give to the organization?
- Other than giving money, what are other ways that you can help charities?
- What social causes do you think are most popular with your peers?
- Do you think that community service requirements for high school students are a good idea? Why or why not?
Behind the numbers (Beth Kanter blog):
This generation is doing more than clicking on line, they making change in the world! And, they have generosity in their genes. According to a recent research survey of UK/US teenagers, 26% have raised money for a cause and 32% have donated their own money (or allowances.)
Here’s a few examples:
About the Author
Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.
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