Students at Centenary College 2012!
Needless to say, times have changed since the days of the civil rights era. What has not changed is the need for young people to be involved in the political process. What many do not realize is much of the actions that sparked the high profile court cases and protests stemmed from young people taking action. I had a blast sharing their stories and encouraging the students of THE ALLIANCE, EOP, H.O.L.A. of the unique opportunity they have to write their own chapter in the history books.But first, let's give them something to write about. The following three services can greatly increase your impact if used resourcefully. Check them out and feel free to share with me how you end up using them!
1. Jersey Cares-Find a cause and get PASSIONATE!
Jersey Cares, a nonprofit organization, established in 1993, recruits and engages volunteers in rewarding, effective efforts that address community-identified needs. We partner with local nonprofits to identify needs and implement volunteer projects to meet these needs. We provide individuals, families, corporate employees and community groups with a wide variety of volunteer opportunities that range from tutoring children to painting new murals in schools.
2. The Citizens Campaign-Practice your IMPACT!
Through live events and online classes The Citizens Campaign has educated thousands of New Jerseyans in how to navigate the power structure of government and to exercise leadership beginning with their own hometowns. The Citizens Campaign educates citizens how to get results through 5 powerful nonelected leadership positions, as citizen legislators, political navigators, citizen journalists, political party committee people, and appointed officials.
3. Meetup.com- Get connected with others who care!
Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.
Meetup's mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.
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