As teenagers, we often are not taken seriously by authority. We are held hostage by the assumption we are troublemakers and can do no good. That is quite a stereotype because teenagers are the next generation. They will be controlling and running the world someday.
Inspiring Social Responsibility in Your Teen - Be Nice or Leave, Thanks!
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. We offer volunteer opportunities to meet Community Service requirements for school and can help you find information about voluntarism and social issues affecting youth, including:. Do Something The country's largest not-for-profit for young people and social change. Felidae Conservation Fund A resourceful, passionate and dedicated team of conservationists who are working to safeguard global ecosystems, with felid species as natural world guardians. Habitat for Humanity International Got some free time? Build a house! This great organization brings needy families together with volunteers to build affordable, safe housing.
All youth and family programs at NYSEC strive to explore values such as integrity, honesty, responsibility, courage and commitment. Affirm the value and uniqueness of each individual. Promote knowledge and celebration of the diversity among people.
One thing that I have tried tirelessly to do is get my kids to volunteer, to share their time, give of themselves. Each one of them participates in their own small way, but its always an uphill battle, a nagfest, or something needs to be in it for them. I know that I have come to enjoy giving my time a bit later in life, so maybe my progeny will as well. I love writing my monthly blog post for them.