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

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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Youth Can Volunteer Locally to Impact Issues Globally This April

Calling all teens! Looking for a way to make a difference on Earth Day? Activate Good is celebrating the Earth and teen volunteers during its Fourth Annual Teen Days of Service. On Friday, April 20th through Sunday, April 22nd, join teens in over 135 countries for Global Youth Service Day as we work to improve …

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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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Activate Schools spotlight: Raleigh Charter High School

This blog post highlights the volunteer adventures of Activate Schools program supporter, Raleigh Charter High School! About the Activate Schools program Activate Schools is Activate Good’s initiative to empower the next generation of young volunteers and community leaders. Through the Activate Schools initiative, Activate Good works with local high schools to integrate our Community Leadership & …

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Service Learning to Service Doing: Activating Teen Do-Gooders

For those unfamiliar, Activate Good’s Activate Schools program is designed to empower the next generation of community leaders and volunteers through a Leadership and Service service-learning curriculum. We partner with area high schools to implement this curriculum and give students access to in-depth learning about community issues and how they can be a part of …

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Serving Up Spring pop-up brunch on March 30 will fuel service learning for 6 classrooms

When I was in high school, I had an itch I couldn’t quite scratch. Inside there was a fire burning, a voice urging me to go out and make a big difference, but I lacked a deeper understanding of the issues in my community. And, I lacked guidance on how to tackle those issues. Ever …

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