The moment you become a parent it becomes even clearer just how important and vulnerable our young people are. As a society, we often forget that our children are our future and that if there is anything worth investing our time, effort and money into, it’s them. With this in mind, it made sense to put together a quick post that, with any luck, will inspire someone to do a little something extra for the young people in their community and across the world.
Obviously, not everyone has the time or resources to organise or host big events, which is why the three methods we’re going to look at today are much more accessible. It’s important that you never overextend or stretch yourself too thin, otherwise, you just end up stressed and regret whatever good you have done, which is never the aim. Anyway, back to positive thinking! Here are three ways you can support and help young people.
Running a Club or Community Activity
Everyone has a talent. One of the best things about being human is that all of our brains work differently and in turn, we’re all good at something. Sometimes, your talents can be easily taught or practised and in this situation, it can be a great idea to organise and run a voluntary club or group.
Particularly in remote villages, young people often have trouble finding something to do outside of school. This can lead to a lot of the behaviour that people stereotypically associate with loud teenagers and disrespectful young people, but if given something to engage with, you can avoid this problem altogether. Running a club or community activity is a great way of supplying young people with a way of spending their time constructively whilst simultaneously teaching something you love and sharing your passion. It’s a win-win.
Plus, the government has guidelines to help you organise and implement your activity, so it’s much easier than you would think!
Charity Work or Donations
If you want to help young people beyond your local community, consider volunteering or donating to charity. Voluntary work is easy to get involved in, particularly on the local level, and helps charities raise funds or operate more effectively.
For young people, you might want to consider donating clothing to local food banks or volunteering in charity shops that focus on work with children. Alternatively, try to find an appeal online and donate to it directly. There are a host of options available out there, from education-focused campaigns to food and medical aid. Click here to learn more about the education side of things or if you prefer to donate goods directly, click here to find the charity shops closest to you.
One of the best parts about either engaging in charity work or donating to charitable causes is that there is a huge range of appeals. This makes it easy for you to find a charity doing work in your specific area of interest.
Help Your Neighbours!
Finally, one of the best things you can do for the younger generation is simply helping your neighbour. We all have to live as a cohesive society and considering how impressionable young minds are, it’s important that we display and teach the behaviours we expect from our children. Taking the time out to help a neighbour with a simple or menial task is a great display of hard work and community spirit which has a lasting impact on young people.
In particular, this is important for new, young families. New parents often struggle during the initial stages of childcare and having a neighbour there to support you can really help through the process; which makes life even easier for the little one too.
Whatever you decide to do, just remember that helping children is an incredibly noble cause. As the most vulnerable members of our society, children deserve our effort and guidance. Your effort is always worth it.