Prior to completing The Global Game Changers
, mother and daughter team, Jan and Rachel Annette Helson, came together to complete their first book, PHILANTHROPY...a big word for big-hearted people
, because they knew that kids with BIG HEARTS can make a BIG DIFFERENCE!
In their book, they share inspiring real-life stories of young, Big-Hearted People (BHP), who have done amazing philanthropic work. In this fun-filled and emotional exploration of the word “PHILANTHROPY” and the trail-blazing kids who bring the word to life, young readers are encouraged to make philanthropy a part of their lives at an early age. The message: It is never too soon to combine your talents and your compassion to become a philanthropist – and a BHP forever!
In 2011, the Community Foundation of Louisville provided funding to Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana to introduce PHILANTHROPY
into classrooms throughout the Kentuckiana region. Their support also brought the book and its mission to life by creating the first JA Philanthropy House at the Kentuckiana JA BizTown, utilizing the artwork, text, and lessons from the Helsons' book. The Community Foundation of Louisville is working with other Foundations and Junior Achievement chapters to make the same initiative available throughout the country.