All of us need an idol, somebody that we can look up to and admire. When we have a proper role-model, we see what the best of humanity has to offer, and it empowers us to become as great, or even greater, than the one we idolize. Unfortunately for the girls of the current generation, there are not many worthy idols to look up to. Far too many adult women promote promiscuity, encourage partying and drug use, and exemplify what it is like to be a vengeful backstabber. With so few worthy people to look up to, where can our young girls turn? I would like to submit that one person that girls can look up to is Betsy DeVos.
Girls should look up to Betsy DeVos for a variety of reasons. The first reason to look up to Betsy DeVos is that she began life with a solid foundation. Her solid foundation came when she attended the Holland Christian High School and later Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our young girls today need to realize the choices we make now impact our futures. If we start right, we have a better chance to end right.
The second reason to look up to Betsy DeVos is that she spread her values and ideas. Betsy felt that the best way to spread her ideals was to join the Republican Party and serve in an office. During her time in politics, DeVos functioned as the Republican National Committeewoman in Michigan. She filled this role from 1992 to 1997. Beginning in 1996, she would sit as the Chairwoman of the Republican Party in Michigan until the year 2000 which is when she stepped down. She was approached again in 2003 about serving in this capacity yet again.
Betsy DeVos would also serve as the chair of several super PACs. DeVos sat on the board for the “Alliance for School Choice.” She also took on a leadership role for All Children Matter.
The most influential position DeVos holds which has allowed her to promote her views is the Secretary of Education for the United States of America.
The third reason to look up to Betsy DeVos is that her faith drives the changes she makes. In a world where God has been left aside, DeVos knows that Judeo-Christian is what made this country civilized.
The fourth reason to look up to Betsy DeVos is that she is very generous. Many rich people have the reputation of hoarding their wealth. Not so with DeVos. She and her husband are number 24 on the Forbe’s list of most influential givers. In 2015 she gave over $11 million to charity. Her total contributions are $139 million.
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