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“The more a young person is valued and feels valuable, the more likely he or she is to grow up healthy.”

As kids feel more EMPOWERED, they become more independent as well as contributing members of society.  The following are just some simple but effective examples on how to empower your children:
·       Give them choices and allow them to make the choice they want
·       Find ways for them to serve others
        § visit and help the elderly
        § do simple chores at home
        § donate time to a charity in or out of your community
·       Teach them their name, address and phone number
·       Let them be independent while guiding them safely along the way
·       Let older kids get a job outside of the home
·       Encourage them to get involved in the community
·       Let them be part of planning family activities
·       Allow them to take risks while still being safe

Empowerment Quotations

“Each child deserves to be acknowledged and cherished for the qualities that make her [or him] unique.” – Lee Salk

“There is nothing to make you like other human beings so much as doing things for them” - Zora Neale Hurston

“The community must assume responsibility for each child.” — Pearl S. Buck

“Leisure is the time for doing something useful.”—  Benjamin Franklin

“Children deserve to feel safe in their neighborhoods and schools.”—  Jesse Jackson