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Summer Volunteering Ideas for Teens

By Natalie Silverstein, MPH, author of Simple Acts: The Busy Teen’s Guide to Making a Difference After a hectic school year, full of academic challenges, extracurricular activities, sports, part-time employment, social pressures, and standardized testing, your teen deserves a break … Continue reading

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Gratitude Is Good for the Heart: Teaching Kids the Value of Giving Thanks

This post was originally published November 21, 2016. By Barbara A. Lewis, author of The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects “Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” … Continue reading

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Kids Can LEAP into Action to Fight Food Insecurity

By Erik Talkin, author of Lulu and the Hunger Monster Food insecurity (when a family doesn’t always have enough healthy food for the whole month) is a situation that can lead people to feel disempowered. When children are put in … Continue reading

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How Helping Others Helps Your Child

By Allison Amy Wedell Anyone who has ever volunteered knows how good it makes them feel—and it’s no different for kids. But did you know studies have found links between volunteering and positive self-esteem? One such study, published in the … Continue reading

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Service Learning 101

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW When I was in college, I fumbled around for a bit trying to find a major that suited me. I tried on English, psychology, education, and sociology, and then in the midst of my confusion … Continue reading

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