Hello, you awesome Millennial and welcome to a blog solely for you. Okay, I won’t be selfish. The blog is open to be viewed by all – Traditionalist, Generation X, and yes, even the Baby Boomers who loathe us for being lazy, over-confident, over-educated computer junkies; however, Jerome’ Blogs is dedicated to altering this false interpretation of reality. The purpose of Jerome’ Blogs is to provide relevant and timely information to the Millennial generation on nonprofit related topics.
I am sure you are still confused about the biased view that Baby Boomers have with the Millennial generation. I already know what you are thinking; how could they be so confused about the Millennial?
With 75 – 80 million strong (in the U.S.), Millennials are rapidly changing the world and should be recognized. Mark Zuckerberg brought us Facebook, changing the dynamics of interpersonal relationships. Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS, has changed the way we do charity through the idea of One for One, having provided over two million shoes to children in need since 2006. David Johns, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans, is assisting President Obama in mapping out strategies that ensure African-Americans receive a complete and competitive education that prepares them for college, a satisfying career, and productive citizenship.
By now you are probably wondering why any of this matters. As the Millennial generation continues to mature and navigate through the obstacles of life, the world will look to this generation to fill the voids left by retiring and aging Baby Boomers. Due to later retirement of Baby Boomers, Millennials are poised to represent the next wave of, well, everything, including elected officials, educators, doctors, parents, business owners, and most importantly – philanthropist and volunteers.
This blog serves many purposes:
• Highlight community issues to raise awareness on social issues
• Highlight Millennials making an impact in their respective field and community
• Highlight nonprofit organizations interested in working with Millennial volunteers and donors
• Connect Millennials with community nonprofits to increase volunteering and philanthropy
• Provide a “call to action” to encourage Millennials to become activists in their communities.
So, now that you have the run down, look around and get familiar with Jerome’ Blogs. Please feel free to share issues, nonprofit organizations, research, or Millennials you think deserve to be profiled.