Friday, October 04, 2013
Teenage Rebellion: ere I sit now, rebelling with my very presence in this office, the office on the fifth floor of the Jewish Federation of Chicago building, as the philanthropy intern, in a space typically occupied by full-time paid staff. I am treated as an equal, I am respected as a colleague; I am one of them. The position – a part time job redesigning teen philanthropy programs and assisting with philanthropy “boot camps” – was created for me. I am piloting an internship that will soon be filled by other teens rebelling for this cause, rebelling against our generational standards. I’m changing people’s minds about what a teenager is capable of doing – that is my rebellion.