One of the ways to grow empathy in children is to nurture it by helping them experience it. I've had the pleasure of meeting a teenager and an elementary school student who are doing exactly what Parenting Expert Michele Borba says to do in this blog about Experiencing Empathy. They've put themselves in another's shoes by researching, adopting, and championing a cause to solve a problem - thirst in Africa.
The first of these girls is a senior at Friendswood High School and is serving as a PAL on our campus this year. Here's what Missy told me about her cause: I am raising money to build a single well with Living Waters International. With regards to fundraising for my well, my goal is to raise $10,000 by the end of the school year.