Involving Teens in Philanthropy

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By the time they reach their teens, young people are trying to develop their own identities and often prefer spending time with peers. Parents can help guide their teens’ philanthropic interests, but not dictate them. If teens aren’t interested in engaging in philanthropic activities with their families, parents may find opportunities for teens to do activities with members of their peer group.

This article offers ideas for involving teens in giving and volunteering and stories about families’ experiences. It also describes ways to teach teens about financial literacy.

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