Thank you to Erin Ferguson of Youth As Resources for sharing with us the importance of getting involved in our community.

When planning a service project you have to set goals, your goals should be S.M.A.R.T.

Specific: Who is involved? What do I want to accomplish? Where is it going to happen? When? Which requirement or constraints exist? Why, what is the purpose or benefit?

Measurable:  Create concrete criteria for measuring progress and success.

Attainable: Identify goals that are the most important to you.  While focusing on them, they become closer to your reach because you are growing and investing time to achieve them.

Realistic:  To be realistic, a goal must be one that you are both willing and able to reach.

Timely: A goal must be grounded within a time frame.

Students brainstormed about the the needs in our community: IMG_0661

  • Need a center for people dealing with drug related issues
  • Need things for teens to do
  • Need a place for teens to hang out
  • Need activities that are for everyone – sometimes people feel exclude

* Be on the lookout for great things from this group!


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