Betsy DeVos serves as a role model and a mentor for all the young women. When we look at the young women who will one day run the country, many of us grow scared. The reason we grow scared is that these girls have been brainwashed into believing that living a life of vice, rather than a life of virtue, is a good thing. This new generation of young girls has been taught that gossiping, vengeance, malice, slander, and greed are all things that should be achieved. Now, of course, they would not say that in those words, but when you look at their actions and the people they idolize, you see this to be true. Betsy DeVos serves as a reminder that everyone who lives in this country should become a productive citizen.
The first way one becomes a productive citizen is by starting with a firm foundation. Many young girls are told the lie that starting off well is somehow a thing they should be ashamed of. This, of course, is not true. Betsy DeVos shows us that by laying a strong starting point, we can achieve more. Betsy DeVos is proud that she went to both Holland Christian High School and then received an economics degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. These two places would create a passion in her heart for Christian education as well as private institutions, two causes that she would dedicate her life too.
The second way one becomes a productive citizen is by advocating for their values. Betsy DeVos advocated for her values by becoming politically active. Throughout her political career, she served mostly in the state of Michigan, and functions in the role of chairwoman and committeewoman for various boards. She also joined two different super Pacs, All Children Matter, and Education for All. She firmly believes that the ability to choose what school you go to is an inherent human right and that if you want to start a charter school, it should be within your capacity to do so. These beliefs, as well as her vast experience, told Donald Trump that he should elect her as part of his cabinet. In 2016, DeVos was appointed to the Secretary of Education.
The third way to become a productive citizen is to strengthen the community. Betsy DeVos has done this through the Betsy and Dick DeVos Family Foundation. Over a few decades, Betsy DeVos gave over $139 million to causes that she believes strengthens our country. In 2015 alone, she gave over 13 million dollars. She has done this because she believes that by giving money to other organizations, she multiplies herself and strengthens the causes she believes in.
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