“This millennial age is huge by numbers, nearly 80 million strong and they really have a powerful interest in making a difference in the world.”
Jeffrey W. Pryor and Alexandra Mitchell are the co-authors of the recently released book Compassionate Careers: Making a Living by Making a Difference. The book is part of a larger campaign to mobilize young people to dedicate their talents and energy to making the world a better place. It rests on the core belief that our future greatly depends on the inherently connected and mobile nature of the Millennial Generation, because they will be the first group of people that will actually have the tools and breadth of knowledge to fix the many global challenges they’ve inherited.
The book is based on hundreds of interviews. It includes a foreword written by Desmond Tutu, and a diverse set of testimonies from Jane Goodall, Bill Clinton, Dave Matthews and Carlos Santana, the heads of the world’s largest cause-driven organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Greenpeace and Red Cross, and scores of lesser famous, yet equally fabulous every-day heroes.