How Parents Can Help Raise Do-Gooders

How Parents Can Help Raise Do-Gooders Developing a sense of social accountability and the importance of long-lasting change in youth is huge. It helps create a future generation of citizens engaged in the world around them. The best way to do this is start young. Youth projects don’t have to be lengthy or elaborate. A young person doesn’t have to start a foundation to make a difference (although youth have certainly done this). Youth projects can be something as simple as gathering food and career resources for homeless people. It could mean starting a small community garden to...

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5 Youth Creating Extraordinary Social Change

5 Youth Creating Extraordinary Social Change There’s a fairly common misconception that young people aren’t able to make a difference in the world. For a young person looking to help their community, this idea can be incredibly stifling. They might come to believe it’s only possible to make a difference when they’re older. Being told they can’t do something at a young age might mean they never develop a desire to help others later in life. The young people highlighted here blow that assumption out of the water. These young people took a problem in their community and designed a...

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5 Youth Inventions that Changed the World

5 Youth Inventions that Changed the World Maybe you’re not convinced that young people can change the world. Maybe you think “what can a kid do?” Unfortunately, this is a fairly common thought that can affect a child’s aspirations. It can make kids feel like their ideas don’t matter. The truth is, youth are some of the best idea-makers. They are imaginative and able to think without as many boundaries as adults have. At The Peterson League, we think kids can do amazing things. To dispel the myth that they can’t, we’re going to talk about some young...

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