Volunteering teaches valuable lessons that can be applied to real, everyday life, which makes volunteering beneficial for all ages. In adolescents, volunteering is very beneficial to their overall life. One article states, “Random effects analyses, based on 49 studies (24,477 participants, 12-20 years old) revealed that community service had positive effects on academic, personal, social, and civic outcomes” (Goethem 2114). As a result, the studies show that adolescents’ who volunteered had a more positive outlook on life and were able to use the skills learned from volunteering in their everyday life.
Lifelong Benefits Volunteer projects have been put in place to benefit those in need, but those who receive the help provided are not the only ones who benefit. Volunteer projects provide both age specific and universal benefits. Older adults may receive more benefits pertaining to their health, whereas teenagers expand their social skills and learn to be more respectful. All age groups are able to give back to others and receive the positive effects associated with their service. Since volunteering can provide benefits to both those who volunteer and those who receive the help, volunteer projects encourage citizens to continue to give back to others.
Throughout the preface, Hirsch indicates how passionate and devoted he is by writing about Cultural Literacy and wanting to have reform. He is motivated by the fact that he truly believes that Cultural Literacy would benefit many citizens, especially, “disadvantaged children” because of the opportunity it constitutes. It allows them an opportunity to be able to flee from the path of a future where no progress or success is sought. Hirsch discovers, that through changing the curriculum and breaking the cycle, there will be more cultural literacy and more success in those disadvantaged children, as well as, many other people. Since this discovery, he is making an effort to convince his audience of how beneficial changing the curriculum and education
Parents should teach their child about community service because it will give their child a better chance to grow up as a good citizen. The numbers of youth volunteering around the world is increasing. Youth might volunteer as a school-based project, some might volunteer to finish their mandatory service hours to complete their requirements. Its not rare to find young ones helping the elderly or cleaning the beach just for fun, rising your child in a way that involves community service will help him develop a brighter future.
It made his argument strong because Bauerlein is an intellect that examines teen’s skills and knowledge. Also, I believe that Campbell proved a solid argument because he talks about his first hand experiences as being a teacher. Since he stated these points, it made his argument more believable. He even talked about how he notices that his two teenage daughters do not read as often as they should. Because Campbell brought his argument to a more personal level, I believe it was easier for the audience to relate with him and reinforce it at home with his audiences’ own
Confident parents are the ones that believe in themselves and their ability to be good parents, and therefore have been able to pass this on to their children. Many different factors can affect a child’s life and the way a child perceives them self. Well loved children that were raised in stable home seem to have a better set of social skills and appear to be happier children. While at the same time children in neglectful situations, children of broken homes, and most definitely children that have been involved in any form of abuse situations feel the negativity and respond accordingly. There is an abundance of ways to boost a child’s self esteem, and quiet a few ways to stay closely involved in your child’s life as they get older.
One Summer Plus made impacts on the teenagers who were present for the study. Even if it does not show up in the statistics, these kids were taught responsibility and how to resolve conflict. They will be able to use that for the rest of their life. I believe that it was more than just the summer jobs, but the people who put the program together should be credited for the success that comes from One Summer Plus.
“Today you will be working in groups for your project.” This quote is the best feeling knowing that you will work with your friends and not by yourself. Schools should support conformity rather than individuality because it will help you become more organized and it will also help you become more disciplined. My first point is that conformity helps you become more organized and more efficient with your time.
The activities carried out in the program i.e. identification of key strengths and new ways of using them, can be repeated with or without the help of any adult and this can lead to an immediate boost in the self-esteem of the children. The implications for the study will help adolescents cope with the various psychological and emotional challenges they face by using their signature strengths. They can begin to look at themselves in the light of their strengths and not their weaknesses. Such character-based interventions can also be included in curriculums in schools. This will help parents and teachers assist children to cope with social and academic issues in healthier ways.
Another reason why volunteering is important, is the positive effect it has on a volunteer’s mental and physical health. The article explains, “Volunteering keeps you in regular contact with others and helps you develop a solid support system, which in turn protects you against depression” (Segal, Robinson). This quote from the article explains that volunteering improves the wellbeing of the volunteers. The social component due to helping and working with others can have a tremendous effect on a volunteer’s well-being. Volunteers who are shy learn long-lasting social skills and the social component of volunteering also relives anxiety.
Therefore, we request the department consider our request and include $1,615,000 for CASA within their proposed budget to the Governor. This would allow for a $40,000 base per program and a per child additional allocation to accommodate to the diversity in program service needs. CASA volunteers provide a consistent presence and a voice in court for these children, helping to ensure the best possible outcome for their future. CASA volunteers provide victims with a fighting chance to thrive during one of the most vulnerable times in their young lives by giving them a voice, ending the cycle of violence and working to place them in safe, permanent homes. On behalf of CASA programs across the Commonwealth, thank you for the role you play in inspiring and supporting Virginia toward healthy lives and strong and resilient families.