Kids Who Care

Open the Doors of Your Home

Many socially active adults say that they saw a steady flow of culturally, racially, and economically diverse visitors in their homes as children and that they learned about the wider world from listening to adult conversations. Some guests may even become mentors and expose your children to ideas you may not have thought of.

After Jason Crowe, 12, of Newburgh, Indiana, lost his grandmother to cancer three years ago, a psychologist friend inspired him to start publishing a bimonthly kids' newsletter to raise money for cancer research. With articles on conservation, nonviolence, religious tolerance, racial unity, and animal rights, The Informer now has subscribers in 29 states and 12 countries. "Sometimes children can hear things better when their parents aren't the ones saying them," says Jason's mother, Cindy.

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