It’s easy to suggest that your spouse should exercise and cut out soda. It’s another thing entirely when you have to lace up your sneakers and avoid the sweet brown fizzy stuff yourself.
It’s called walking the talk. It’s hard!
At the Dekko Foundation we ask our grantseekers to take a step back from their work and deeply consider what children and young people need to grow and develop. To be sure that we walk our talk, we’ve stepped back from our work to consider: What do teens need from us as grantmaking professionals?
We researched teens and their needs, and here’s what we found:
- After being in school for so many years, teens are a little bit tired of formal learning. They want to do something hands on!
- They’re searching for a sense of purpose in their lives.
- They’re capable of advanced reasoning…think problem solving.
- They may become philanthropic if led in that direction.
Knowing these things, it seemed natural for us to teach our field of philanthropy to teens. Our latest video shows what we (and the kids) are learning!
If you know a group of young people who want to make their community a better place, make them aware of our grants for Youthful Eyes and Ideas.