Be the Change!

Help Make an Impact & Serve Your Community.

Have you thought about your Service Challenge project lately? If not, what are you waiting for? It’s time for you to start brainstorming so you can bring all of your ideas on how you plan to make an impact in your community to the Youth Leadership Seminar! For those of you that aren’t familiar with the Service Challenge project take a look at our past blog with all the information you need to know.

Having trouble coming up with some ideas? No worries, there are so many ways you can get involved and make a difference in your community. Even the smallest things will make a huge impact. If you aren’t really sure of what you’d like to do you should get on Facebook or Twitter and visit The Birthday Project. According to The Birthday Project, “Every day 10 million people share a birthday. What if every single day people from every nation used their birthdays to do something for someone else?” The Birthday Project encourages random acts of kindness for every year you were born (e.g. If you are turning 17 you will do 17 random acts of kindness on your birthday) that can make a difference in the lives of others. Isn’t this AWESOME?!

When making an impact in someone’s life it doesn’t necessarily have to be an item or service you provide, even being able to create awareness through the community is important. Lakota East produced a lip dub video that raised awareness for Spina Bifida by getting over 90,000 views. Not only did Lakota East raise awareness but they received donations that went to the Children’s Hospital. I was able to post the lip dub video down below, it’s something you should definitely check out. Lakota East, you did such a great job on the Video! We look forward to see what you bring to the Seminar this year!

Not sold that you could help your community? Five year old Aiden from West Chester was able to raise money for the Oklahoma tornado Victims. Aiden wrote a letter to send home with his fellow classmates stating “My name is Aiden. I want to help all the people of the tornado. They need food, clothes, toys and money for their homes. So, please help.”Aiden was able to raise five hundred dollars for the victims of the Oklahoma tornado. What a great article to read.

With so many different possible projects we hope you’ll use these stories as inspiration to see what’s needed in your community. Even if you aren’t attending YLS go out and make a difference in someone’s life today!

Megan Barger
Experience Intern
#PluggedIn2013

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