Investing In our youth is investing in the future.
Before I became the Executive Director of the JCF, I volunteered at a middle school facilitating and talking with students on Character Counts. This focuses on the 6 pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. My 30-minute lesson would always end in the same way. “Why am I here?,” I would ask. I told them that I didn’t NEED to be here. I had options – I could go out for a bike ride or be at home working on a project or adding to my many hobbies, but I chose to be here. WHY? Perplexed faces would stare back at me in silence. READ MORE >>