The purpose of this newsletter is NOT to inspire guilt. It’s actually to share some exciting recent statistics about what your son or daughter’s generation is doing to help their neighbors near and far.
Perhaps you’ve heard this great Yiddish saying: If you and all your neighbors lay all of your problems on your respective front lawns, you’d look them all over, and end up taking back your own.
Well, with our lives becoming increasingly more interconnected via search engines, Skype and social media, suddenly our neighbors are not just the ones three houses down; they’re in Egypt, Mexico and India. Some of the problems out on the front lawns of these neighbors might include:
Lack of basic plumbing or clean water
Limited access to education and resources
According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics study, Volunteering in the United States, 2011, U.S. teens ages 16 to 19 are more likely than any other age group under the age of 35 to have volunteered in the past year. These teens are statistically less likely to become pregnant or use drugs, and are more likely to have a strong work ethic and to vote.
Click here to watch a brief video of teens volunteering in India and having the time of their lives.
If your teen isn’t already in this distinguished category, this summer could be the perfect time to get their feet wet with a life-changing volunteer program abroad.
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