One of the common stories I hear of people who get involved in different movements and initiatives is that there was one incident that has sparked their interest in the movement. However, Betsy DeVos has a somewhat different story which could be at least as common. For Betsy DeVos there was a gradual process that eventually got her to pursue her passion for better education. She details this process in her interviews where she also talks about many other things that she finds important to her career. Her involvement in philanthropy has started out small and slow before she has gotten fully involved in philanthropy.
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Dick and Betsy DeVos have gotten started with The Potter’s House Christian School when their children were young. During that time, they have made connections with parents that were living in low income situations but were doing everything they can to make sure their children were safe and getting meaningful education. As she connected with families, her inspiration has grown stronger. For one thing, the schools require the family to pay a tuition fee for student attendance. Both Dick and Betsy have looked on with compassion as the parents made a huge sacrifice in order to make sure that kids are safe.
Dick and Betsy DeVos have decided that they can do something to support the families. This has started with them helping one child. This has eventually progressed to them helping other children. Eventually, Dick and Betsy have decided to do what they can to get funding for private schools so that they can instruct more students without the need for tuition.
Betsy DeVos know all to well the horrors of a low income community. For one thing, the children are not safe in these communities. Also, the schools offer low quality education for these students due to a lack of adequate funds. Therefore, students find themselves at a major disadvantage at the beginning. Dick and Betsy DeVos believe in equality, and they are doing everything they can to achieve this vision for inner city children to have the same opportunities that other children have. Follow Betsy on Twitter.