Education: Youthbuilders, Inc.

Sabra Holbrook, who went to Vassar ('34), believes that children should be heard. A young Boston social worker, she teamed up two and a half years ago with Byrnes MacDonald, onetime head of New York City's Crime Prevention Bureau and son of famed Utilitarian and Papal Marquis George MacDonald, to start Youth-builders, Inc. Its purpose: "to educate children for responsible citizenship in a democracy." From lecturing to children at school assemblies, Sabra Holbrook learned that they wanted a chance to talk themselves.

So she "organized children's forum clubs in New York City schools....

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