Peace is a powerful value. Youth who are taught to understand peace are more likely to resolve conflicts in a constructive way, while being sensitive and respectful of each person's uniqueness. It is up to us to create peace and kindness in the world by speaking and acting responsibly! 

On Saturday, November 22, thousands of families from across the country joined together in service to give back in their communities for Family Volunteer Day. Those who shared their service stories on the Family Volunteer Day microsite were entered to win a generationOn prize pack, including dinner and a movie for a great family night out on the town. The 20 winning family stories are:



It seems like every year, record levels of consumption are reported in the news as a result of major shopping days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In an effort to balance-out the emphasis on 'getting deals' during the holiday season, a new day devoted to 'giving back' has caught on, and it just so happens that today is that day.

This is a guest post by Susan Crites Price containing an excerpt from her forthcoming book, Generous Genes: Raising Caring Kids in a Digital Age.

If your family is participating in Family Volunteer Day on Nov. 22, don't stop there. You and your kids can create a monthly "giving" calendar. Mark at least one day each month for a volunteer activity or pick some special days from these ideas:  

Join the generationOn team on Monday, November 10th at 4:30pm ET (register) or Friday, November 14th at 10am ET (register) for a brief 30 minute overview of The Joy Maker Challenge, including information about how to get involved and what you'll get for getting engaged! 

The following article was written by guest contributer, John Porter.

Anyone who has ever been lucky enough to see the brother and sister duo of Cole and Logan Layman, collectively known as In Layman Terms, knows that they are a powerful musical force with a bright future ahead of them. But, even if they weren't an award winning act, they would still be deserving of recognition for their efforts to make the world a better place.

Did you know that there are more than 21.8 million veterans in the United States or that war veterans make up 40 percent of homeless men in America? Veterans and service members have done a lot for our country. With Veterans Day coming up on Tuesday, November 11th, it's our turn to applaud their efforts and show our appreciation.