Summer isn’t over yet, but before we know it the kids will be gearing up to start another academic school year. For many parents who struggle to feed their children, going back to school is a welcomed transition. In the meantime, if you are wondering how your student can spend these last few weeks of summer in a productive way, we have an idea! Let’s talk about why August is the perfect month to start planning to engage your Baltimore school.
The Power of Preparation
Our whole lives we are taught not to procrastinate, but it can difficult to break the habit. Use the month of August to start encouraging your child to prepare for the school year ahead. From brushing up on last semester’s lessons, to organizing a volunteer date or donation program, there are tons of ways your student can prepare to excel. If you have a high school student who is in need of volunteer hours or service experience to graduate, refer them to My Brother’s Keeper or your local community outreach to get this taken care of early so they have more time to focus on their academic schoolwork throughout the year.
How to Engage Your Baltimore School
At My Brother’s Keeper, we love to work with students who want to make a difference in the community and we can always use the assistance. You can engage your Baltimore school and support our causes to make Irvington a safer, healthier, happier place by getting your parents, teachers, and classmates excited to be involved in a volunteer event or donation program. Volunteering is an incredibly valuable experience, and it doesn’t take long for many students to realize this once they are engaged on site.
Reflecting on Volunteer Work in Baltimore
After volunteering, your student can spend their time planning a school event to give a speech to their peers about the true impact volunteer work and donations have on each unique individual in need. If your student is nervous about trying to get their Baltimore school engaged in community outreach and advocacy, encourage them to reach out and discuss this idea with teachers and administrators to see what kind of support is available.
Talk to My Brother’s Keeper About Helping
If you’re interested in engaging your school in volunteering or fundraising, please email the director, Danise Jones-Dorsey at email@example.com. To learn more about our youth programs, how to help, or to find out more about our services including hot meal programs, employment assistance, health services and identifying possible emergency shelter, call MBK today at 410-644-3194. You can also follow our official MBK page on Google+, Pinterest,Twitter, and Facebook, to stay up to date on our center’s progress and upcoming events in the community.