- 19 August 2014
- by Simone Bernstein
St. Louis is our home. We have gone to clean up the streets of Ferguson and volunteered at the Ferguson Library offering free educational programs while the Ferguson-Florissant and Jennings School Districts remained closed. Youth can and do make an impact. One of our major goals is to inspire more young people to see themselves as positive changemakers and take action to improve communities. We will provide funding to youth that are making a difference.
Please submit your ideas. Below please find some examples.
1. Register voters and encourage young voters to vote
2. Teach children the art of peaceful conflict resolution
3. Integrate the arts in your community and schools to explore and promote non-violence
4. Plant a community or school garden growing produce to donate to local food banks
5. Serve on committees and task forces working to promote safer neighborhoods, schools, college campuses and communities.
6. Get involved in your community-Many non-profits, like food banks operate on shoestring budgets, cover vast geographic areas, and are struggling to keep up with the demand for their services. Youth can utilize http://www.volunTEENnation.org to find volunteer opportunities in their region.
Submit your ideas on how we can promote peace in the St. Louis Metropolitan community and the greater world: http://bit.ly/peaceinferg