Was your grandpa standing beside you the day that you caught your first fish?
Did you celebrate holidays by getting more frosting on yourself and your mom than on the actual sugar cookie?
Childhood experiences make us the adults we become in SO many ways!
It’s no surprise then, that research shows philanthropy and community service are learned skills. If you helped your mom make soup for a sick neighbor, it’s likely you do the same thing today (OK, maybe you get the soup from the Panera drive-thru…but still.). If your church youth group raked leaves for elderly members, today you probably look around your community today for ways to help.
At the Dekko Foundation, we want to help children learn about philanthropy by DOING! Doing what? Doing important things that will make their community better…and cement that all-important philanthropy gene for later.
One group of teens we know is remodeling the amphitheater in their town park…they’re hoping to be done in time for summer concerts. Another sure winner is the Senior Prom…a social event for senior citizens that builds relationships and dance partners across generations!
Follow this link to learn more about our youth philanthropy grants! Feel free to pass the word on to both kids and adults.