If parents want to raise generous children, what works? Years of looking into which youth experiences best predict giving by adults offer some clues.
Independent Sector, a group of major nonprofit organizations, found the activities below the most closely linked to adult generosity. They're in only rough rank order because respondents could name multiple activities.
- Seeing an admired person who isn't a family member help others.
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The biggest deterrent to generosity: not seeing a family member help others.
Source: Giving and Volunteering in the United States survey.
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