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Giving to the Future

I recently visited with the vice-principal of a grade school in a poorer district of our city who was doing some volunteer work during the summer vacation from school. He was working with a faith-based group who is trying to rebuild our sense of community in our neighborhood. He was a nice young man who held his six-month-old baby on his lap while we talked. His wife, an ex-teacher on sabbatical from teaching, was nearby, very busy with the challenge of managing their other young son who was about two years old and very interested in getting into the street. I told him that I was interested in developing some ideas for retirees interested in helping young people. His eyes lit up and an animated conversation followed. He said that there is a desperate need for adult involvement of all ages ...