Most young people are enjoying a summer break and a vacation from schoolwork. This presents an excellent opportunity to invite a young person to accompany you to one of the many outstanding music, art, science, theater and history venues in the area. Taking a young person to a concert, science museum, historical site, art museum or a theatrical production is a win-win. You not only get to enjoy the excursion yourself, but you have a golden opportunity to enrich your young friend. We are the inheritors of a rich legacy of entertainment and knowledge that needs to be shared if it is going to survive. We cannot expect our schools to do this alone.

RITA JUHL, Minneapolis