As a Leader In Me campus, Pullen Elementary sets goals every year. This year, the Pullen Lighthouse Team is challenging each student and staff member to complete at least 3 hours of volunteering or service per semester. They are teaching the leaders of tomorrow and being a leader, not only involves academic success, but also being a contributing part of the community in which they live.
What can children learn from volunteering?
- A sense of responsibility — children learn about commitment, to be on time, do their best, and be proud of the results.
- One person can make a difference — children learn that they can have an impact on someone or something else.
- The benefits of a sacrifice — children learn that there are important things besides themselves.
- Tolerance — children learn that diverse individuals can be united by common values.
- Job skills — children learn about fields that may help them decide on future careers.
- How to fill idle time wisely — children learn to use time to help others.
Ultimately, children learn that we’re all responsible for the well-being of our communities, and no matter what community service is chosen, the community and family benefit.
Kindergartener Pierson Fox got a jump start on volunteering when she went to Helping Hands (Pictured above).