Children have an incredible capacity to care, to give and to empathize from a very young age. It has nothing to do with pity. An instinct for justice comes naturally to a young child, who is free from skepticism, prejudice and doubt.
The contemporary black philanthropy movement must be inclusive of our young people as beneficiaries and as leaders of giving. Our mainstream organizations should all make explicit efforts to address youth issues.
Sunday was World Food Day and for many parents, our daily food challenge might be more on the order of getting our little ones to eat broccoli. I've found some simple strategies that help raise awareness about the world and also can nurture more adventurous eaters.