Summer Of Service

I just have to mention my middle child, AJ. He is 16 years old, though he looks 18. He was asked this year to be a TLT for the Summer of Service program. Instead of being a participant which he has been the last 3 years, he is training to be a team leader. At 19 he can be a leader of his own group of kids. Summer of Service, though a somewhat costly program, provides kids with busy hands and plenty of volunteer work. Yes, it is worth it to pay money to have my child do volunteer work. It changed AJ. He is a better person. He knows what hard work is, and is the first to stand up and do it. For the past 6 weeks, kids doing the SOS program have participated in building a house for Habitat for Humanity. AJ has now learned how to hang siding and windows. He says he wants to continue and volunteer for HfH outside of the SOS program. Tonight he was on the news. They interviewed him. He did a great job, especially for an impromptu interview.

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~ by mamadubs on July 27, 2006.

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