February 27, 2013 by Zee
With schools being shuttered and budgets being cut, the chances of our young people finding meaningful educational, social, networking and employment opportunities decreases each fiscal year. At the same time, quasi-public organizations like the boys and girl scouts are decreasing in impact and popularity.
The needs and perspective of this upcoming generation are unique to this time in history.
More than ever kids are living in the virtual internet world of text messages, youtube and video games.
The effects of this are spilling over into their physical lives in many areas including health and obesity, junkfood, advertising, sexting, cyberbullying, online predators and self-centeredness and lack of social engagement.
What can stem the tide of generational amnesia?!
they have all but put racism behind them.
They have enormous buying power and
collective knowledge is almost inherent to them in this internet age.
By empowering this new generation earlier, embracing the idea that they not only have the power, but the responsibility to continue change previous generations couldn’t tolerate.
By realizing that because of their place in history, they will experience times of tremendous change as world order and technology connects, shifts and adjusts we pave the way to a better future.