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Harnessing that Youthful Energy: How to Benefit from Youth Volunteers

Harnessing that Youthful Energy: How to Benefit from Youth Volunteers

There were very few things in my small hometown for any child of any age to do other than play sports (which I was not interested in because there was no swim team) or participate in cheerleading or dance (which we didn’t have the money for). […]

Three Benefits of Parent-Child Swim Lessons

Three Benefits of Parent-Child Swim Lessons

Whether a parent is on a master’s swim team, sails the ocean every summer, or is not going to get their hair wet on a trip to the river, having their own children around water can be terrifying and dangerous.  Most public pools, YMCAs, camps, […]

Listen to the Wisdom of the Children

Listen to the Wisdom of the Children

Someone I grew up with but have not seen in years often posts on Facebook about her son’s antics.  I delight in watching him grow (and also all of the other Facebook babies I know), especially his moments of wit and wisdom that his mother captures […]

Coping with Crisis: A Guide for Youth Leaders

Coping with Crisis: A Guide for Youth Leaders

In light of this weekend’s events in Orlando, FL and a post made by a friend about sharing a candle with her young son at a vigil last night, I wanted to take a moment for #collaborationmonday to gather collaboration from you, and to provide a […]

The Top 10 Children’s Programming Jobs for Fun and Fulfillment (According to Us)

The Top 10 Children’s Programming Jobs for Fun and Fulfillment (According to Us)

Children’s programming is not glamorous (unless glitter and/or stage lights are involved) and it can be dirty, frustrating, and stressful.  A career working with children is not likely to make you rich (sometimes you’re even expected to volunteer) and you basically live your work because […]