YOUTH VAULT INCORPORATED
September 10, 2010
I love this charity, for it's mission as well as the forward thinking, proactive role it takes in crime prevention. I like that the readers can give feedback on the cases, too. Some of the other curriculum offered, includes flashcards that we are working towards putting together for the kids, which I think will give both parents and teens an additional avenue for learning about how to prevent crime within the family, as well as giving the younger readers a better conceptual understanding of crime, why it happens, and how it can be avoided. There are also assemblies offered, which are really great, especially for kids whose parents don't have internet access.
My biggest hope for this charity is that we can be the difference in the lives of young people. If my efforts can save one person from being killed, one business from being robbed, or one person from taking on a life of drugs, I will be fully satisfied. Of course, I would like to be able to affect more than one person, but I think that sometimes just helping one person directly can also lead to a domino effect, thereby helping many others, in turn. I believe in paying it forward, and that is what I think the Youth Vault charity is doing best. If everyone just did a little something good, every day, we could live in a very peaceful, strong, self sufficient society. See, getting help when you are in need is perfectly okay. Helping an old lady carry her groceries.. helping a single mom with bread and milk a couple of times a month, watching the kids for the parents who live like the old woman in the shoe, giving money to the homeless, donating clothes, etc.. all of these things can change a person's life. It only takes a smile, sometimes, if one can afford it, to change the direction in which a stranger's day is heading. So go ahead- Smile big, and pay it forward. I know I will. =)
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Just posting my own blog posts onto my facebook page, I have gotten some interesting replies from friends, who might be going through a rough time, and needed a little motivation to make the choice to change their attitude and direction.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I write case briefs for their blog, http://lawyeruplive.com, on pop culture icons and their troubles with the law, giving advice to youth on how to avoid such criminal activities.