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Family Volunteer Day

We're still calculating the total impact of Family Volunteer Day (you can just hear the do-gooder calculator clacking away). 

But to hold you over, we're going to tell you how 13 families spent their day.

No More Hurting People

The world is hurting. From the Paris attacks to the most recent incident in San Bernardino, CA. It's so easy to forget that there are people all over the world fighting back with kindness; there are people fighting back with #NoMoreHurtingPeople.

Homelessness

December is finally here! That means that we can now indulge in lots of sweet treats, hot beverages, and take part in our holiday season traditions. It also means traveling to see our loved ones, or receiving them in our homes to create unforgettable memories.

Max Page Joy Maker

Here come the holidays, and the glittering, vibrant cheer they bring. But the holidays are not just about families feeling joyful and exchanging gifts. They're about sharing and caring for others, who are less fortunate, too. Because while many lucky children and their relatives think of the holidays as a warm, happy time, countless others all around are instead struggling to cope with illness, hospitalization, loneliness, poverty, homelessness, hunger or other serious difficulties.

Son and Father

As parents, teachers and caring adults try to calm the fears of children and bring them comfort after the recent events in Paris and around the world, a particularly moving video of a dad explaining the attacks in Paris to his young son has flooded the Internet. 

Peace Posters

Over 49,000 kids and teens across the country are making peace and spreading kindness in creative ways. 

Kelli from New York created The World Peace Mural, a public art project that has inspired more than 400 youth to contribute art, photographs and poetry to a stunning display of unity across continents and languages.

generationOn is proud to partner with Making Caring Common as part of our Martin Richard Bridge Builder campaign.

Martin Richard

Article originally posted on TIME magazine's website. 

Bill and Denise Richard are the parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old who was tragically killed when the second of two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

Did you know that 58 million children around the world don't get a formal education? Even in the United States, where all kids and teens have access to free education, some are falling behind. 

We're so excited for generationOn ambassador, Gabe Eggerling! The 2014 Hasbro Community Action Hero with a flair for the delightfully dramatic, especially while reading aloud to young children, has successfully translated his talents to the small screen. Just wait to you see his latest project!

I think we all struggle keeping kids' and teens' interest. It's hard to compete with Instagram and Snapchat, especially if the goal is to get kids involved in policy decisions. As an educator, it's up to me to help students become invested in their education and become tomorrow's change-makers. But how do I do that when this generation is interacting differently and using resources we never dreamed of having at their age?

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