Author: Parent Cue

Why Students Serve

by Cara Martens Do you ever wonder what kids really think about serving?  I’d recommend Deep Justice in a Broken World: Helping your Kids Serve Others and Right the Wrongs Around Them by Chap Clark and Kara Powell. They mention a 2006 nationwide survey conducted by MTV to hear from students directly on why they help others. *70% think it’s important to help others in need, but only 19% were “very involved”. To unpack this further, the survey ranked the top five reasons youth aren’t involved. It’s just not for me (18%) I like to hang out with friends (15%) I don’t have enough time (14%) I don’t know how to get started (14%) I want to see concrete results (8%) *70% of kids already involved helping others say that their parent’s encouragement played a major role in why they serve. (As parents we need to remember this one stat and understand our potential to engage our children in a bigger story.) Two other important factors that would motivate more youth to get involved: If they could do the activity with their friends. If they had more time to volunteer or more convenient volunteer activities. Over the next few days, we want to collect tips from parents about ways to encourage kids to serve.  What are your ideas? Cara Martens works with Reggie (and Carey) on writing projects and...

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Trunk or Treat

Thank you for coming out to our 7th annual Trunk or Treat in Vickery Village! We hope you had a great Halloween with your family. It was so fun to see all of you dressed up! Your free photos are now available to download here!  You might have to scroll a little bit to find your family, but once you do, just click on your image(s) and roll your mouse over the upper left hand corner of the picture for the download option. Also, stay connected with us by liking us on Facebook at Parent Cue and following us here on our blog.  We are so glad to be a part of your community! We hope to see you again next year!...

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