Another Summer, Another Cohort of Inspiring Teens​ [Summer Program 2018]

The attentiveness and positivity of youth never ceases to amaze us. We just wrapped up our second annual Teen Leadership & Service Summer Program, and the social observations, emotional and logical motivations, and fun ideas for change shared by our participating teens each year is more than inspiring. Each year, we help our teens dive …

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Can’t Find the Service Project You’re Looking For? Make Your Own Way!

Recognizing a need + Realizing your potential to do something + Taking action = “Making your own way!” Feel free to try all the one-off volunteer opportunities you’d like until you find your niche, but if you know you have a particular passion, or possibly a skill or hobby that can benefit a nonprofit in a …

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Family Volunteering for the Bigger Picture

Parents and guardians typically begin volunteering with their families as a chance to have fun together (away from the requirements of work and home) and pay-it-forward to others that may not be as fortunate. It’s something you choose to do to establish good roots and set examples. As a whole family, volunteering is an opportunity to strengthen …

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Family Reflection Time Is Important

Why: Think of reflection as a time for encouragement to continue doing others good, and prepare to have a meaningful conversation. Reflecting on your family volunteer experience allows everyone – especially children – to clarify any new emotions, lessons or information learned; recognize their accomplishments and who they helped; understand the cause, their community, and …

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Teen Volunteers Supply the Drive Society Needs

In January, when all the local schools were going back to class following the winter break, we started receiving requests from individual teens, school groups, and parent-youth groups – all looking for volunteer opportunities for MLK Day and beyond. Lucky for Activate Good, we were already working on just that. See, while everyone was binging …

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9/11 Weekend of Service 2016: Remembering 15 Years

Fifteen years ago, the U.S. was horrified by intimate visions of flames, floating debris, ash-covered faces, crumbling facades, and enraging cruelty that took the lives of thousands, and impacted the lives of millions. But on that day and in the aftermath, we also witnessed even more intimate visions of people helping people under a banner …

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Frontline Families Grows Produce and Aids Women {9/11 Weekend of Service 2016}

Back on July 16, 2016, Activate Good hosted an all-day conference of sorts as part of the Frontline Families initiative. The fourteen attendees represented all walks of life – veterans, current service members, military family members, and civilians. To start the day, everyone had the opportunity to discuss various issues facing our communities – including poverty, …

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Graphic Designer Amanda Owens Becomes National Inclusion Project’s Pro Hero

“They are no different than any other kid; they love to play, and learn, and just have fun. Why stop them? Join them.” -Amanda “Bubbly Inker” Owens, 2016 Pro Hero with the National Inclusion Project The National Inclusion Project works daily to make communities and extracurricular programs and activities more inclusive for children with disabilities, …

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