Season 5 | Episode 502 | Length: 27 minutes
Whether you call them “social entrepreneurs” or “digital do-gooders,” meet young people who are utilizing the dynamic digital world to make a difference and drive positive change. Hear inspiring stories of philanthropy, compassion, and generosity guided by teens who use digital tools to connect, collaborate, and help solve problems around the globe. Families also will learn about exciting opportunities for teens to engage in online volunteering; and experts will share advice for teens who want to harness the power of digital media to support the causes that are important to them.
Susan Crites Price, a Washington, DC-based writer and speaker, is an expert on family philanthropy. She is the author or co-author of seven books including Generous Genes: Raising Caring Kids in a Digital Age, and The Giving Family: Raising Our Children to Help Others. Susan is a frequent speaker to groups around the country on the subject of instilling philanthropic values in children.
Chris Hawthorne works as Director of Youth and School partnerships at Pittsburgh Cares, a local volunteering agency that connects individuals, businesses, and groups of all ages with volunteering opportunities. He has worked with youth since he was a high schooler. He lives in the North Side with his wife.