The first part of the activity will be learning and discussing the history of philanthropy. Philanthropy exists in many forms: giving time, giving your talents, and giving money. Many people see a need and take philanthropic action. Facilitator shares the following two examples.
Candace Lightner: formed the organization of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) when her daughter was killed in a car accident by a drunk driver. It changed the laws about driving drunk and the penalties associated with it.
Jane Addams: many years ago saw a need for safe shelter, food, and education in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Chicago. She began Hull House and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work on behalf of the underprivileged.
The second part of the activity will be learning and discussing how youth became a part of helping their communities and society. Facilitator reviews the handout with the participants.