Delaney Dickman

Week 1- The MAD cards we used this week made me realize how difficult it is for me to narrow down what problems in the world that I am most passionate about. I also found out how different my partner and I feel about the world’s problems and how we believe that some problems are a lot less important than others. By being a part of Main Street Philanthropy, I hope to gain a new respect for my community and get a sense of truly how much some organizations care for certain causes within not only the community but even the state.

Cheyenne Sachen

I really enjoyed using the MAD cards, and I learned a lot from them. I learned that there are a lot of different groups that need help in the world. It was very hard for me to only pick six groups that I thought were important because they all were important to me, and need support from others. My partner and I had very similar cards that we picked out. I hope that I gain more knowledge about each group that needs support, and learn more about the subjects.

Kaylee Petersen

I learned I have a lot more concerns about the MAD topics than I thought. I didn’t realize how many charities or groups in the world that need help. It was really hard to just choose six of the cards and then to only pick three out of the those six that mean the most to me. My partner and I had very similar picks from the cards. I hope to learn more about the charities in the local area and I want to become a better leader in groups.

An eye opening experience…

One of our awesome students and bloggers from a current class in Kewaskum had this to share…

 

From this experience, I have learned so much. How to be grateful for the life I have and how blessed I am to not have to survive in this world, but live in it. And I think many second guess living, and aren’t as thankful for it. But if they had the opportunity I do and saw what others have to go through, then maybe their hearts would change like mine.   – Michaela F, Kewaskum HS

 

Thank you Michaela for this powerful perspective; may many more recognize their blessings as you have – a little gratitude as you’ve shown can go along ways in improving our world.  Keep it up!

Check Delivery in Wisconsin!

A few months back, a group of students in Kewaskum, WI had the opportunity to deliver checks to local on-profit organizations.  Led by MSP Ambassador, Dona Miotke, and supported by The Silbernagel Group and many local businesses, the students embarked on their 10-week journey of self discovery, analysis, fundraising, and group interaction, they were rewarded with the gift of giving!  As one student shared in her blog,

“It was really awesome to see the people at the charities faces when our class delivered each check. It made me proud that all of our hard work actually paid off just by seeing how happy this one check made people. I’m really glad that I could be apart of this experience. When we went to the Washington County Humane Society they were so shocked to see how big our check was. I know they will use that money for great use.” – Samantha W

 

Another shared,

“When we delivered the checks to the organizations on Friday, it made me feel like I was making a difference in people’s lives. It was great to see how grateful the recipients were and that made me feel proud of everything our group did while fundraising the money we were giving to the organizations.” – Lexie S.

 

and another!

“Giving the money to the organizations made me feel a sense of accomplishment in knowing what we did was going to help others out in various ways. I felt very good about what the class did and It made me feel better as a person to give the money that our group worked hard to raise. It is nice to see hard work turn out into nice results.” – Nathan H.

 

Can you see the trend?  These students are doing things for people and causes other than themselves, they worked extremely hard to be able to do so, and they have a sense of pride, accomplishment, and gratitude for the opportunity!  Many of the next generation as a group of very self-centered individuals, but it’s just not true – they are growing, learning, and living through giving!  

 

Would you like to see more students impacted through this type of an experience?  Support Main Street Philanthropy as we lead high school students through a journey in living, giving, and intelligent financial decision making; inspiring the next generation of philanthropists, changing the hears and minds of those who give!

 

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