School is back in session across Pennsylvania, and that brings up the topic of community service. Public schools are always under a budget crunch, so they rely on the efforts of volunteers and sponsors to keep their extracurricular activities active. At Handler Henning & Rosenberg, we actively donate our time and efforts to local schools or charities, and we urge you to do the same.
Students Do Better When Parents Are Involved
Family and student involvements foster community partnerships, which maximize resources and help our young people develop skills and behaviors that promote a healthier community in the future. Studies have shown that children achieve higher test scores and are better adjusted when parents are actively involved in their everyday activities, including after school sports. If you have experience in any sport, be it soccer, baseball, basketball or badminton, become a coach. If there is already someone coaching, ask whether you can assist in any way. Many coaches are like you, donating what little time they have to be involved in their kids’ activities. They could use all the help they can get.
How To Get A Community Involvement Initiative Started
What if there is no avenue in place to get actively involved in a cause you care about? There are several things that need to happen to make this a reality; The school staff has to buy in. Without recognizing the inherent value of community involvement, the plan will never succeed. Get a third party (sponsor) involved. Schools don’t have a lot of money, but corporations can help by sponsoring a team. A third party sponsor ensures local business owners have a say in how their local community is developed. Meet community members at a central location, not your school. If you ask your community members to meet at the school campus, you will have a markedly lower turnout than if you ask one of the community ‘elders’ where to meet. Find a tenured neighbor (somebody’s grandmother?) to suggest an effective meeting place where the community will naturally want to gather…then show up.
Local Injury Lawyers, Involved in Our Local Communities
Handler Henning and Rosenberg has been helping people in Pennsylvania since 1922. We have offices throughout Central and Eastern PA to serve our neighbors and friends when they need legal representation. Our staff is happy to travel to you if you are unable to come to one of our offices, to offer you a Free Consultation about your legal rights. We do this because we want you to make an informed decision, and because we see too many people taken advantage of by a negligent party. You deserve justice, and we are here to provide you with a legal team to get the compensation you deserve. Put our experience to you if you are ever injured & need our help.