Service Projects

Adventure Travel Is a Force for Good

Today, ECPAT-USA and the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) announced that the ATTA became the first United States-based association to sign the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct, an internationally accepted industry-driven corporate responsibility initiative to protect children from trafficking and sexual exploitation in travel and tourism. “We recognize there are dark sides to tourism,” said…

Teach a Child to Read, and You Feed Him For Life. Help Build Libraries In Zambia & Win Great Prizes Too!
Service Projects

Teach a Child to Read, and You Feed Him For Life. Help Build Libraries In Zambia & Win Great Prizes Too!

I have seen many sad things in my travels. Children begging on the streets of Bogota, Colombia. Families huddled along roads leading to Delhi, India. But the saddest thing I ever saw was a bare school in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam – no computers, no art supplies, and saddest of all, no books. Libraries…

Service Project Ideas
Service Projects

Service Project Ideas

Earlier, I wrote about how we developed service projects with kids from service project ideas to community-wide take action projects. The article lists what we did to learn about various issues and includes leadership resources that helped us undertake service projects. But the important take away is that service projects should be community-driven; that is,…

Service Projects with Kids: From Ideas to Take Action Projects
Service Projects

Service Projects with Kids: From Ideas to Take Action Projects

When I first volunteered to lead a troop of Brownie Girl Scouts, it was because I wanted to introduce young girls to new friends and a wider world of opportunity.  Little did I know at the time that this decision would change my world. Even though my background was in Human Rights Advocacy, I learned…