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Thursday, May 20, 2010

JUMPing Fun Day - Volunteering Teens


Yesterday the Tipton Elementary School held a Jump Rope for Heart fund raiser. Over $750.00 was raised during the event. Not only did the students jump ropes, but the jumped in many other ways, as well.
A request was made for parent/teen volunteers to help with the event.  Knowing our two oldest children would be exempt from taking semester tests, I volunteered then to help.  I didn't ask first because I was sure they would be willing to help.  Sure enough, they were!  They could have complained that they didn't get to sleep late on their first day off of summer break, but they didn't.
Other teens volunteered their time, as well.  When it was certain more help was needed, a plea was made for other teens to volunteer.  Three more quickly responded and came to the school.

It's so nice to see teens and pre-teens who are willing to volunteer to help when needed....and it's okay if they did so at the request of their parent (s).  They still did it.   It's good for them to show that example to younger people, but also they can be a good example to  older people.  Volunteering is good for the soul!

Thank you, teens, for your help with the JUMPing Fun Day!
Your help is appreciated and your volunteering spirit is something to be commended.  Know that those little children you helped yesterday look up to you and that they are learning from your example.

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