Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

For those of us with kids:

I love this because it
  1. works off the assumption that kids can make a difference
  2. educates them on the global issue but then asks them to discover what the needs are in their own communities
  3. helps them design and implement a doable project
  4. has them pause and reflect on their work once it's completed.

They get a lot of the lip-servicey stuff at school and from PSAs. But I'm glad there are resources out there to help them move beyond the lip service and get their toes wet in real advocacy and action. I can't wait until my kids are old enough to really get into projects like this. Until then, they'll just have to learn whatever you learn by tagging after your parents at the soup kitchen.

Check it out here.

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