July is National Make a Difference to Children Month!

Since school is out for summer, it’s important to get kids involved in activities to keep them happy and active. Whether it’s sponsoring an event in your community for local neighborhood kids, supporting an organization that focuses on children’s lives, or spending more time with your own, every action counts.

Be an encouraging role model to children who need a friend. Be affirming, encouraging, and let them know they have the support of a caring adult who can help. It’s amazing how big an impact a smile or a friendly word can have!

Always remember to tell your child what you think their individual strengths and talents are. Make a difference by reminding them how they can make a difference in the world!

What you can do:

  • Research organizations in your community where you can volunteer or help out – in the summer, there are plenty of fun outdoor activities, so you can stay active too!
  • Plan fun events for your own family – even a few special hours dedicated just to them, whether it be cooking a summer meal or going to the park, will make a difference.
  • Start to think about this coming school year – it’s just around the corner! If you’d like to become a mentor for icouldbe (read more here), you can start registering now. Even an hour of mentoring a week will make a huge difference in a child’s life.

For more ideas take a look at this website that suggests 100 ways to “make a difference to Children” this month. What ideas do you like the best?

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