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Make Your Mark. Make A Difference. Yes, You Can!

Make Your Mark. Make A Difference. Yes, You Can!

It’s happening next week! October 16 though 22 is Make Your Mark Week! GenerationOn is behind this wonderful opportunity for young people to focus on issues that matter most to them by doing small acts of service that add up to make a big difference.

Their goal is to to inspire and mobilize kids of all ages to use their energy, ingenuity and compassion to “make their mark on the world” through hands-on service.

Make A Difference In Animal Welfare, Environment, Homelessness, Hunger, Literacy

This year, the focus is on some important issues that kids can get passionate about: animal welfare, the environment, homelessness, hunger and literacy. Once you go to the Make Your Mark website, you can:

•    Peek at the issues.
•    Peruse the simple acts and service projects.
•    Pledge to do the act you like best.
•    Plot your course with our brain food, project ideas, toolkits, stories, and a how-to from powerfully-inspired teens.
•    Put your pledge into action—make your mark on the world!

Community service plays an important role in educating young people and helping them contribute to society, which is why it’s an integral part of most high school curricula. Being part of a community is a crucial aspect of students’ identity, and volunteering in the community is a great way for them to understand that.

October 22 – Make A Difference Day

The week culminates on October 22, which is Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of service. Held annually on the fourth Saturday of October, millions of Americans are rallied into a single day of action to help change the world.

With a goal of reaching 200,000 young people, GenerationOn encourages you and your family to get involved and make your own mark in your local community by visiting Make Your Mark Week to pledge an action and join the movement.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s all get out there and make a difference!

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9:53PM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

Every little thing we do helps. We may not save millions of people's lives with some miraculous cure, but we can nurture, comfort, feed, or be kind to someone and improve their life- and we may end up really making a difference.

2:46PM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

be sure you lead by example! We need to encourage our young people by having them JOIN in with us and show them there are many different ways they can make a difference.
Got to walk the walk to talk the talk,

2:35PM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

Great idea thanks

12:53PM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

Great idea! It is so good to involve young people. They can learn so many things that they can carry with them throughout their lives.

12:52PM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

Great idea! It is so good to involve young people. They can learn so many things that they can carry with them throughout their lives.

12:16PM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

Would performing services for the Occupiers count? That would be exposing kids to two aspects of social development - community service and political activism.

And yes, I think that political activism is a social skill. It is a critical part of the social tool box that every citizen needs to truly participate in a democratic society.

12:08PM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

This is good. Way back when my daughter and I volunteered at a Cat Shelter cleaning cages. I continue to volunteer for a number of non profits and work hard at spreading smiles wherever I go

12:00PM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

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11:58AM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

Thanks

11:52AM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

Great idea - thank you!

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