Articles

Good reads for raising civic-minded kids.

Reality Check

"Nurturing an Attitude of Gratitude in Kids"

Simple ways to boost gratitude in kids and learn to count their blessings 365 days a year!

by Michele Borba Ed.D.

Parents

"Engage Your Kids in the Election"

Tips for teaching your children about politics and encouraging them to be civically engaged

by Michael J. Berson, Ph.D., professor of Social Science Education at the University of South Florida 

Dr. Berson is also the father of generationOn Youth Advisory Council Member, Marc Berson.

Get your kids involved in the election through our Up the Volume on Voting project.

Huffington Post

"Bears, Harry Potter, and the Kindness of Americans"

Encouraging civic engagement by driving across the country

by Michelle Nunn, CEO of Points of Light and author of Be the Change

Psychology Today

"Are We Raising Good Citizens"

Democracy demands a responsible, organized, and innovative citizenry

by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D.

"How to Change a Teenager's Life"

The top five qualities of role models described by students

by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D.

Roots of Action 

"Teachers Change Lives through Mentoring & Service-Learning"

***With a shout-out to generationOn Youth Advisory Council member, Jake Bernstein***

by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D

"How to Instill Compassion in Children"

 How do children learn to feel connected to their communities and know they can make a difference in the world?

by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D.

HandsOn Blog

"8 More Ideas for Volunteering With Your Kids"

by HandsOn Network

"Volunteer, It Is What All the Cool Kids Are Doing"

by HandsOn Network

 

Good Education

"In College Admissions, Student Volunteers Have a Competitive Edge"

Which do college admission agents prefer an applicant have on her record: one month helping orphans in Somalia or four years volunteering at a local community shelter? The answer may surprise you.

Pop City

"New chance for nonprofits to connect with fresh volunteers, thanks to Pittsburg Cares fair"

by Marty Levine

How to overcome the age barrier--teens make great volunteers!

Doing Good Together

"10 Reasons Why Family Service Matters"

More reasons to get your family together and volunteer!

 

The Chicago Cares Blog

 

 

"Why you should love teens as much as I do"

by Youth in Service Manager, Joyce Cruz

Find out why this Chicago Cares staff member is committed to working with teens.