Finding family volunteer opportunities is important. Kids learn empathy for others, problem solving, and are educated regarding how early life choices can have long reaching impacts.  A recent study found that children who serve others on a regular basis are less likely to become involved in at-risk behaviors.

Seventy-three percent of kids ages 6 to 11 said sharing, being kind, and helping others are just as valuable to learn as reading, writing, and math to be successful in life. This C&R Research study also found that when kids are exposed to these character building skills, they volunteer in their community more frequently.

Jesus modeled a servant’s attitude. Let us be the hands and feet of Jesus as we reach out to others.