Thank God For Millennials
— Tom Sine —
I have read a number of articles in recent times that have been critical of the Millennial generation, comprised of Americans ages 18-33. This is the largest generation in American history of some 80 million people. The reason I find them so encouraging is that they are much more connected to the urgent problems that fill our world, including social justice and climate change. More importantly more than any prior generation they want to do something about it. A surprising percentage of them want to use their lives to have a social and environmental impact.
“Almost two-thirds (64 percent) of Millennials said they would rather make $40,000 a year at a job they love than $100,000 a year at a job they think is boring”, the Brookings Institution recently noticed in a report by Morley Winograd and Michael Hais titled ‘How Millennials could Upend Wall Street and Corporate America’.” (Generation Nice by Sam Tanenhaus, The New York Times)
Can you help me find and share good news stories of Millennials you know who are seeking to use their lives in innovative ways to make a difference? Please send me these stories right away and in coming weeks I will share them on this blog site for people that need to be as grateful as I am for “generation impact”.