Young Philanthropists Encouraged

May 15, 2011 at 3:48 PM Leave a comment

Encouraging other young people to do the same, the Denver Post‘s Bruce DeBoskey celebrates 24-year-old Denver native Jessica Posner and her efforts on behalf of one community in Africa.

With limited resources, [Shining Hope for Communities (shininghopeforcommunities.org)] opened the area’s first free school for girls and, in just a few years, has created a gardening program; a library; an Internet-ready computer center; ecologically friendly latrines that convert waste to methane gas, which can be used for cooking and electricity; income-generating projects for women living with HIV/AIDS; and Kibera’s first accessible community health center, staffed by a full-time nurse.

Older generations handing off family philanthropic efforts to a younger generation is an issue often discussed. Here, DeBoskey encourages young people to enlist their elders in their infant charitable efforts.

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