Dick and Betsy DeVos have lived a prosperous and successful life together. They have raised a family as well. One of the advantages they had was that they could choose what school their children went to. Therefore, they did not have to worry about any community related issues. They have opted to have their children enrolled in Potter’s House Christian School. However, they have begun to notice other families that have smaller income that are making huge sacrifices to make sure their children are safe. Betsy DeVos was moved that she has the luxury of choosing the school that other families can go to. Therefore, she has decided that other families have that right. This is what got her started on the path to funding alternative educational opportunities.
Dick himself has run for State Board of Education in order to address the issue of education in low income communities. The whole goal was to give the parents a choice in where their children would go to school. Other initiatives that she is involved in include working in the Republican party in order to improve different circumstances in low income communities. I think Betsy is very effective in providing options for children.
I see many acts of philanthropy that get involved in giving hand outs. However, I believe that the best type of help that people can get is opportunities. If people were just given things, then they may not be able to support themselves. With Betsy DeVos, people are going to more easily find opportunities because she tackles the issue at the root which is education. She is doing everything she can to help the teachers engage the students so that they will be encouraged to perform at a very high level.
With Betsy, students are going to go very far. They will get high quality education and will also get some encouragement to pursue higher goals. The important object of education is to prepare children for their adult lives. They will learn skills that are applicable to their careers. Dick and Betsy both love to make sure that many children are able to find the successful career that they want. Visit their website: www.dbdvfoundation.org