We all know one person really can make a big difference in the world, but sometimes it’s nice to see an actual example. Got a good one last week in the form of Jessica Posner.
The 24-year-old woman from Denver was named the “top world-changer” among all Americans under 25 by the “Do Something Awards,” which were aired live on VH1 July 19.
I had never heard of this award, didn’t watch the awards program and might not have even heard about her story if she wasn’t from Denver, where the award has garnered a decent amount of local media attention. But after hearing about what this person has accomplished at a time in her life when many of her contemporaries are still living with their parents, I thought it would be worth spreading the word to Life Insurance Selling readers – another community of people who know plenty about giving back to their communities.
Posner’s community needs quite a bit more help than most. She moved to Kenya at age 20 to teach theater to children, but was shocked by the poverty she witnessed in a hell on earth called Kibera – Kenya’s largest slum, where about 1.5 million people cram into a Nairobi tenement that is about the size of Central Park. Drinkable water and electricity are scarce; garbage and sewage are not.