Giving Back

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I have often heard people say,” that child is bad”, and I for one believe that it’s not fair label a child that way.
Young children do not know the difference between right and wrong or the difference of good and bad.

The adults in the children’s lives are responsible for teaching and guiding that child into adults of good and moral character. Mind you this job is not always easy and requires time and patience. Unfortunately there are many children that are growing up without the guidance needed.

I grew up in a household with parents that were always giving back to the community. My father coached little league football, girl’s soccer and softball. My mom was active in the schools serving on the State Parent Teacher Association and Local Parent Teacher Association boards, where my sister, brother and myself attended school. Her belief was she wanted to know and see the environment that her children spend most of their waking hours, and to be of service to promote a healthy, positive environment.

That was not enough for my mom, she also wanted to reach out to the children that did not have someone who had their best interest at heart, so she joined the Foster Care Review Board in our county.

Growing up in this environment of giving back, gave me the desire to be of service to the community as well, and sharing what I have
learned about being a person of good character in all aspects of my life thus far.

There are numerous professional athletes’ that use their time and money to give back to the communities they were raised in. I however believe that we do not have to depend on professional athletes’ alone to give back to our communities. Yes, professional athletes’ have a lot more money than the majority of us, but the giving of time is much more valuable than money. We all are given the same amount of time in each day. It’s what we do with our time that makes the difference in our lives and the children’s lives we come in contact with.

What have you done to give back to your community and the children seeking guidance?