Looking to learn about volunteering, activism and creating social change? Add these books to your reading list to learn more about the different ways you can use your time to help others and create social good.
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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.
While many high school students are enjoying a relaxing summer poolside or away on vacation, 15 year old Meghana Iragavarpu has stayed true to her motto of helping others as often as possible. Read how she has raised nearly $25,000 to help kids around the world.
When school stops for the summer, students are all relieved to be free from homework, lectures, assignments, and tests. It’s time to sleep in, hang out with friends, or travel to the beach. Summer is generally a fun and relaxing time, but some of this summer free time can be spent engaged in meaningful service.
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 gives life meaning and purpose? Family? Friendships? Grades? Family and friends, of course. However, when it comes to academics, many students find emphasis on grades and scores to be a necessary evil, something they must achieve. Yet the question of personal fulfillment may be fleeting.
Volunteering teaches its participants to become more aware of the impact of their actions on the community. Often when we think of community, we refer to local communities, but volunteering can transcend borders across the global community.
This week is World Kindness Week. The movement is simple: it encourages people to do something kind for someone else.
Service-learning is something I’m involved in on a daily basis. I find that sometimes students and parents are ill-informed on the distinction between volunteerism and service-learning, and this can lead to confusion.
A great debate has arisen over the character of the next generation. People born after 1980 are defined as the “Millennial” generation because these young people, now in their teens and twenties, will be the first to come to the age of maturity in the new millennium.