Category Archives: Youth

Talking about Philanthropy with Girl Scouts

I mentioned in a recent post that I had spent some time talking about philanthropy with a group of Girl Scouts. Here is the Parentmap article I finally wrote about that experience.  I’d love to do more of that sort of … Continue reading

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Philanthropy for Kids: Nurturing a Giving Family

I’ve been wondering about how to explore the concept of philanthropy with my kids. I realize that such a large concept feels sort of intangible. In one of my early blog posts, I explore the definition of philanthropy. But I now … Continue reading

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Global Service Opportunities for Teens

At long last, my piece on global service opportunities for teens is out! This was great fun to write and there was a lot of information to sift through. Happy holidays!

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3rd Graders are named Outstanding Young Philanthropists of 2013

I just wrote a very fun article about how 3rd grade students at Ordway Elementary School on Bainbridge Island have become intimately involved in a project that helps a community on Ometepe, an island in Lake Nicaragua. Makes me wish … Continue reading

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Teens in Public Service

It’s fall again! As the school year begins, I thought I would start out with an article about service learning and a neat organization called Teens in Public Service. Good information for those who want to get their kids more … Continue reading

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The Mother House Fund

Here is a neat opportunity for Puget Sound-area teens to get involved in a unique fundraising and philanthropy endeavor: The Mother House Fund, a donor-advised fund at The Seattle Foundation, has implemented the Seeds of Compassion Youth Grant Program, which is an effort … Continue reading

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Penny Harvest: A Way to Cultivate a Generation of Youth Philanthropists

If you took a peek one afternoon in a Pinehurst K-8 School classroom in Seattle, you’d notice several 3rd or 4th graders in a group talking animatedly and gesturing towards several large pieces of flipchart paper with lists of organizations … Continue reading

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