get-engaged.jpgThe ‘Civic generation’ is rolling up its sleeves to lend a hand at home and abroad

Young adults who grew up in the shadow of the 9/11 attacks and saw the wreckage of Hurricane Katrina are volunteering at home and abroad in record numbers. The Millennials, the generation that learned in school to serve as well as to read and write, became the first global Internet explorers as they pioneered social networking for favorite causes at home.

“Community service is part of their DNA.”

(Read the full article in USA Today)


  1. Have you looked very far into the seeds of their volunteer vision: parents who demonstrated by their visits to hospitals, meals for shut-ins, yard projects for elderly neighbors, volunteering at school, litter removal participation, etc? Many have taken their children through such projects, including short-term mission trips into Mexico, Africa, and Europe, the neighboring city, and in their own community. Service lessons begin at home.

  2. Dear Friends: I was very pleased to see this article. Sociologists who studied the Millenials predicted over ten years ago that they would be one of the greatest generations in American history. They seem to have a combination of the Baby Boomers’ idealism with the Gen X’rs’ practicality.

    Most of the Millenials are the children of Baby Boomers. I think it is no accident that they are highly idealistic and motivated to improve the world.

    It is very reassuring to know that as the WWII and Baby Boomer generations age, and the Gen X enters middle age, that our country will gradually fall into the hands of the Millenials.

    They sound like they will be good stewards.

    Robin Margolis

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