A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of giving a talk to 40 fathers and their sons as part of the Cook for Good program run by the not-for-profit organization, Kids Giving Back.

 

I have no affiliation with Kids Giving Back other than I occasionally mention them in talks I give.

 

Kids Giving Back provides volunteering opportunities for individuals, families, schools or other organisations through their vast network of contacts, both in Australia and overseas.

 

As a huge advocate for service learning, and understanding the importance that doing things for others has for enhancing our own wellbeing, I’d recommend taking a look at the Kids Giving Back website to see if they can help complement your own community outreach programs.

 

I think their philosophy will resonate with many Generation Next readers.

 

As their website says:

 

We started Kids Giving Back because we want to create the next generation of generosity, to make giving back to community part of a child’s DNA. We want to create opportunities for kids and their families to embrace real life experiences, away from the virtual world that kids live in today, and to spend quality time, either with friends or as a family, giving back. Our approach embraces kids walking hand in hand with other communities, each inspiring and empowering one another. Please join us, as together we Create the next Generation of Generosity.

 

 

Author: Dan Haesler, he is a teacher, consultant, and speaker at the Mental Health & Wellbeing of Young People seminars He writes for the Sydney Morning Herald and blogs at http://danhaesler.com/ and tweets at @danhaesler