Health and Wellness

Embracing Diversity

What are you doing? More than ever, kids and teens need to learn about and practice identifying and valuing difference. Embracing Diversity is an interactive activity to help children recognize and appreciate differences. Youth will explore the importance of diversity and its significance within their community. Kids will categori ze different objects and discuss how those different characteristics can be used to describe the unique qualities...Read more

Practicing Empathy

What are you doing? Practicing Empathy is an activity that teaches children how to build their emotional literacy and practice perspective taking, two of the core building blocks of empathy. This activity will help children to create stronger emotional connections with each other, building empathy that they can then put into practice when completing service projects. Why does it matter? Empathy is a set of skills that involves the practice of...Read more

Friendship Bench

What You Are Doing: The Arrowhead Kids Care Club from East Setauket, NY aspired to combat bullying and make their playground a more inclusive space. They built a Friendship Bench to encourage students to meet new people and establish meaningful friendships. Why it Matters: One out of every 4 students in the U.S. is bullied every year. [1] Youth can be bullied based on their looks, body shape, race or simply because of the way they act or the...Read more

Birthday Boxes

What are you doing? Help a child celebrate his/her birthday by donating birthday boxes to kids in foster care or shelters. Why does it matter? Birthday Parties are the best! Everyone deserves to be celebrated on his/her birthday. But, for the over 400,000 kids in foster care and close to 2 million kids living in shelters or on the streets in the U.S., birthdays are often forgotten [1] [2] . But you can help change that and spread a little joy to...Read more

Making and Celebrating New Friendships

What You Are Doing: The Community Action generationOn Service Club from New York, NY held a lunchtime event at their school to foster inclusion, create new friendships and combat bullying. Participating youth were tasked with sitting with someone new and were given thought-starters to prompt conversation. Help others feel included and make new friends by putting together a similar event! Why it Matters: One out of every 4 students in the U.S. is...Read more

Promoting Positive Body Image

81% of 10 year old girls in the US are afraid of being fat. One in three 6 year olds in Japan have low body confidence. Over 110,000 girls in Brazil underwent cosmetic surgery in 2009. Culture and media creates expectations and unhealthy standards of body images that negatively impact self-esteem and confidence. Push to redefine body image and remind people to embrace their beauty by posting positive messages in public places, such as bathroom...Read more

Relay for Life

What is Relay for Life? Organized, overnight community fundraising walk for the American Cancer Society Teams of people camp out around a track Members of each team take turns walking around the track Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie Family-friendly environment for the entire community Because it's a team event, individual participants are not required to be there the entire time. But it's so much fun, you'...Read more

Toy Drive

Share the world of play with kids who don't have many toys! Collect toys and share them with less-fortunate kids.Read more

Share the Season

Hundreds of thousands of service men and women are deployed around the world. Many are serving in hot deserts or freezing mountain ranges. It can be difficult to get into the spirit of the season when the weather around you is so unlike the weather at home.Read more

Charged for Life

Smoke detectors are an integral part of keeping families safe from fires. They are required in every home. Unfortunately, some families cannot afford to change the batteries in their detectors or don't know how often batteries need to be changed. You can help!Read more

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