Paying it Forward: Kids and Philanthropists
Help kids establish a habit of donating to experience satisfaction of giving back to the community, as well as to develop financial management skills.
The Common Cents article, "Paying it Forward: Kids as Philanthropists," prepares parents and teachers to guide their kids to focus on the needs of others rather than their own self-fulfillment. Talking points and a worksheet are included. (This article was featured in the Fall 2012 issue of TEN Magazine.)
Download Common Cents: Paying it Forward: Kids as Philanthropists
Teachers: Read and discuss the talking points in class, using the worksheet included in the article.
Parents: Use the article to discuss ways your child can give back to the community. Use the worksheet to develop a specific goal.
Teachers, Parents, Students
philanthropy, saving, budgeting
Discussion and extension activities
- The Piggy Bank Primer
- Kids and Money: Teaching Children to Manage Their Finances
- Great Minds Think: A Kid's Guide to Money
- Federal Reserve Education
About Common Cents
Common Cents is written by a Kansas City Fed staff member with more than 30 years of teaching experience. The column appears in TEN Magazine, the Kansas City Fed's quarterly publication. Subscribe to TEN Magazine.