Sataro once said, "Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean." Every child is hard-wired for empathy. Every child benefits from exercising their empathetic "muscle" and every community benefits, in turn, from that exercise. We believe that if children learn early on that they have the ability to impact their small corner of the world, big problems become small and every child becomes a change maker, a reality that strengthens children, communities and the world at large.
Participating in community service early in childhood not only helps cultivate empathy but also helps kids forge stronger relationships as they grow in their ability to understand at a deeper level the experiences and perspectives of others. Fast-forward to the teenage years and statistics show those who volunteer tend to do better in school, are less likely to use drugs or participate in other risky behaviors, have higher self-esteem, and develop strong leadership skills. Service makes kids and communities stronger.
Kids and teens today need to find ways to make a difference that resonate with them and need to find those ideas where they live - on their phones and other devices. Project Giving Kids aims to become the go-to resource for kids, teens and families looking to give back. By vetting, aggregating and streamlining the acquisition of relevant age-appropriate service information, we make getting involved easier for today's busy kids and families, making life-changing service more accessible and fun.