With the winter holidays right around the corner, the Season of Giving is in full swing! While presents don’t come cheap, there are other ways people can give back to their communities. These teens found unique ways to give back to their communities and contribute to the world:
- An all-girl engineering group created a solar-powered tent for the homeless.
- Anurudh Ganesan discovered a way to transport vaccinations without ice or electricity.
- Kids Helping Kids is a program created for adolescents without parents to mentor other kids in similar situations.
- Brooke Martin created a way to dispense medication remotely for elderly family members.
- Some kids and teens even help their community through innovative food service projects.
These are some pretty extreme examples of how some teens have helped their communities. Here are a few ways kids and teens can easily give back:
- Donate a toy or present to Toys for Tots: You can find a location near you here.
- Set up a little free library in your neighborhood: Provide used books for others to borrow or keep. Make sure to note that donations are accepted by leaving another book behind.
- Donate outgrown clothes to a charity of your choice: Goodwill and the Salvation Army are good starting points, but there may be more options where you are located.
- Community Service for teens and volunteer opportunities for kids: There are so many community service and volunteer options to choose from.
We hope these ideas will get you into the holiday spirit. Full Sail Labs offers the gift of learning for Kids (ages 7-12) and Teens (ages 13-17). Enrollment is currently open for year-round Online Courses, Spring Term School Year, and Homeschool programs, covering topics in Filmmaking, Game Design, Music Production, Robotics, and Minecraft.