May is Mental Health Month, aimed at raising awareness of mental health and helping to fight stigmas – and providing support for the millions of Americans living with mental health conditions. Volunteers play an important role in supporting those who live with mental health conditions, and continuing to fight the stigmas associated with them.
Kids and teens have an exceptional view on the world, and often offer up some of the most creative solutions to problems. Because of that, engaging them in volunteer work is a great way to solve community problems in a unique way. Additionally, it also helps foster important social and emotional competencies, like empathy and compassion, and develop key 21st century skills like critical thinking and collaboration.
If you’re interested in putting your passion and skills to work, but aren’t sure where to start, look towards the next generation! There are so many opportunities to support kids and teens by inspiring them, supporting them and investing in them. Here are three ways you can get involved by helping kids and teens.
Throughout Women’s History Month, we’ve celebrated the important contributions women changemakers have made throughout history. Their stories can serve to inspire others to find ways to take action that creates change – but you don’t have to be Susan B. Anthony or Malala Yousafzai to make a difference in the lives of girls and women. Here are some ways everyone can get involved: