Child Philanthropy: Empowering Young Children to Make a Difference

  • Victoria Armstrong


This article discusses the idea that young children, aged 3 to 8, are capa-ble of being philanthropists. It dis-cusses the definition of philanthropy, the concept of children as altruistic, children’s rights to participation, young child philanthropists today who have started organizations, and finally, practical steps in encouraging and empowering young children to be philanthropic.


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Author Biography

Victoria Armstrong
Victoria Armstrong is a Registered ECE with an Honors Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Studies.  She has been in the field of early child-hood for five years with prior studies taking her to Hawaii, India and Japan. She has co-presented at multiple conferences including Halton’s ‘Great Beginnings,’ Halton’s 16th Annual ‘For the Love of Literacy’, and the ‘Teachers and Children as Researchers’ symposium held in affili-ation with CAYC and the Ontario Reggio Association.
How to Cite
Armstrong, V. (2011). Child Philanthropy: Empowering Young Children to Make a Difference. Journal of Childhood Studies, 36(2), 43-48.
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