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To the editor: National Volunteer Week (April 19-25) is hot on our heels, and it is a great time to take action and begin solving problems in our communities. Volunteers inspire by example by encouraging those they help and motivating others to get involved.
Too many of our students are dropping out of school; even one student is too many. But there is hope. Many children who otherwise would not graduate are in fact graduating because they have been given inspiration and hope from a caring adult. Many children do not have the maturity needed to make good decisions without the help of an adult. They do not have that “someone” in their daily lives to guide them, push them or encourage them.
Each of us can make a difference. Give a child the gift of time. It is time to ask ourselves: What can I do help enrich the life of a child? What can I do to make a difference for this coming generation? You could be that caring adult in a child’s life.
Find out how you can start helping children in our community. Call Communities in Schools of Brunswick County (754-9536) to begin making a difference in a child’s life today.