A New Year is upon us. Every January 1, I think about the resolutions I’ve made in the past and resolve to do again– eat better, exercise more, be more patient, get organized, etc., etc. While these are good resolutions, most of them really only affect my family and me.
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They’re BACK! Our college students are home for winter break and they’ve brought a lot of baggage with them! Enjoy that first great big smile of recognition at the airport, followed by a wonderful hug and kiss.
The season’s spookiest holiday is just around the corner, but let’s not forget that the scariest things in life don’t come out on Halloween night.
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center has been using the power of unity to unite students, parents, teachers, and community members against bullying since 2006. The center unites, engages, and educates communities nationwide to prevent bullying through the use of creative, interactive resources.
Service is a key factor in a person’s individual health and well-being. Service can mean fulfillment in one’s life, which contributes to a more peaceful state of mind and overall happiness.
Over the last quarter of a millennium, humans have moved indoors. Beginning in 1750 with the first wave of the Industrial Revolution, a gross migration began to occur when people from rural, outdoor, farming communities moved to cities.
I’ve been here too many times. The lights are dimmed and shades drawn to allow the flashing white light of the television screen to illuminate the rows of students sitting, legs crossed, on the blue storytime carpet.
In beginning this post about social entrepreneurship, I was very excited because it is such an exciting and inspiring focus. However after tapping mindlessly on my keyboard and coming up short, I was faced the ultimate test of blogging in taking what social entrepreneurship means to me and translating it into what it means to the world.
College majors seem more defined and specialized now. When I went to college, I went in thinking I had at least two years to figure out my major. Many students now declare their major during the college admissions process. But how does an 18 year old really know what they want to do?
Habitat for Humanity is a worldwide non-profit organization that works to bring “simple, decent, affordable housing” to families around the world. In developing countries, Habitat for Humanity works to provide housing for the world’s poor.
What does it take to get teenagers to come to school on a Saturday morning? After spending approximately forty hours at school each week plus time after school doing homework, I like having Saturdays for myself, and I think most students would agree.
College students across the country are gearing up for MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 18. What used to be just a day off to sleep in and catch up on homework has become an exciting day for young adults to actively engage in their community through volunteering.
The holidays are upon us. As we approach the days of festive get-togethers, parties, and dinners, we sometimes complain that we overindulge. However, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), shockingly there are approximately 49 million people in the United States, including nearly 16 million children, who live at risk of hunger everyday.
We have a responsibility to keep the earth healthy. Here are some simple steps you can take each day to improve the environment, and in addition, some ideas and service projects for sharing these changes with your community.
This is the time of the year when advertisements are being thrown at us from more angles than usual. Most of these advertisements come from campaigns directed by big box chains, and it’s always nice to score some nice deals on gifts for your loved ones.
As Millennials come of age and enter the workforce, their views of work are quite different from older generations. Young people value work-life balance, but they see work as a part of their life that should be a meaningful part of their life.
The images are heartbreaking. Many of us in warm and safe households can’t imagine the destruction of Typhoon Haiyan.