Take-Aways Giving Back to the Community 2013

April 25th, 2013 by carlrhinehart

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!


Helpful websites:    DoSomething.org        GenerationOn.org        WayNet.org          YarWayne.org