Do You Still Have Trouble Believing in Yourself Sometimes Even Still ?
Kids that contribute their time and talent to make our communities better realize their own potential and self worth.
On helping kids make a difference
An Invitation from Jessica Kirkwood,
VP Interactive Strategy, Points of Light Institute.
Did you ever want to change the world? Set things right? Make a difference? When did you first have a thought like that? Were you just a kid? Even now, does the idea feel too tall, too broad, too big?
It’s not. All it takes is few minutes to encourage a kid — your kid, your cousin, your neice, nephew or neighbor — to make their own mark on the world. One click is all it takes to get started.
October 16-22, generationOn, the youth activation division of Points of Light Institute, launches its annual Make Your Mark Week our initiative to inspire youth to invest their energy, ingenuity and compassion to âmake their mark on the world.â Hands-on service projects are being planned all week so that young people can make a big impact on their lives, their communities, and the world.
Imagine the unforgettable experiences.
Right now, projects are being planned to make a difference in areas kids care about — animals, environment, homelessness, hunger and literacy. Here’s two already in the planning:
- In Nebraska, first through fifth grade students at Columbia Elementary School in Omaha is going to make their mark by creating rope devices that will be used to train service dogs to open doors, refrigerators and other various items for people who need assistance.
- The Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia will be using their artistic talents to produce containers featuring plaques that encourage residents to recycle their waste.
Go look at the wealth of ideas. Some take less than 15 minutes.
How would the world be now if we all grew up knowing we could make a difference?
This is our chance to show the next generations how.
Iâd be honored to have you join me by helping kids you know make their mark. It easy, fun, and meaningful. Visit http://kidsvolunteer.generationon.org to see how minutes can have a lasting impact.
You’ll be making a difference by showing kids how.
Thank you, Jessica!
The kid I once was and the kid I am now … think this is an outstanding idea!
–ME “Liz” Strauss
Work with Liz on your business!!