Beware of ‘Drive-By’ Charity Work

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Too many privileged American teens see mission trips and charity work as just another line on their college application essay, writes Frank Bruni.

As one teen in Flint, Michigan, notes, volunteers are needed at the local Flint Y.M.C.A., where children would love it “if these same peers came around and merely talked to them.”

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