Volunteer As A Family
Youth who volunteer are more likely to feel connected to their communities, do better in school, and are less likely to engage in risky behavior. They learn not only valuable life skills, but also learn to be more responsible, compassionate, outgoing, and selfless. (Corporation for National & Community Service, 2005)
4 Steps To Volunteer
PICK A DATE
According to the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, youth are more likely to volunteer when the whole family is involved. Be sure to make volunteering part of your family’s routine, and it will take a little planning to make this a healthy and helpful habit.
Our community, school district, and local organizations have numerous opportunities for your family to get involved throughout the year. If your family hasn’t volunteered in the past, our Volunteer Resources can help you get started with planning your meal by offering printable and electronic resources.
One of the most important parts of the family dinner is creating conversations. These discussions can make a real impact on a teen’s decision-making in the future. If you’re not sure how to start, our Creating Conversations Resources provide the necessary tools.
SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES
We want you to share your family’s experiences with us and the community. Post a picture, provide commentary, or share a resource with us via social media or by e-mailing The Power of 6 Campaign & the Parents Action Committee of Everett