19 March 2009


i learned this morning about a new organization called splashlife, a self-described AARP for young americans. its stated mission describes splashlife as "devoted to empowering youth, working with nonprofit and corporate partners to enable its members to take action for social change. the organization's first campaign: hunger and homelessness in america."

"coping with adversity through national service" feels like a fresh wind of change in a world of self-absorption, conspicuous consumerism and malaise.

it is my understanding that the group's intended membership is primarily teens, but that adults can become involved in a support/mentoring capacity. still in the process of forming and organizing, full launch is to take place this fall. i wish melissa helmbrecht martin and her partners well.

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