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Buy Yourself Some Time

I admit it, I’m a bit of a control freak. There have been many instances where I could have made life a lot easier by handing the reins to someone else, but I insisted on doing it myself. If there’s two things motherhood has taught me, it’s that I can’t do it all and time is often more valuable than money. more

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Keeping the Why in the Y

A camper for life gives his perspective on why summer programs bring so much positive change to our youth.  more

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Benefits of Volunteering

Young leaders are synonymous with cause-driven volunteers. It might get you into a school you want, look good on a resume, or help out your career in some way, but here are some benefits that might surprise you.  more

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Social Responsibility in the Classroom and at the Workplace

So, you want to rally your classmates or workplace peers about ramping up a local food bank or conserving the Earth's resources but don't know quite how to get the conversation going without stirring things up and keeping emotions from running rampant. As a young leader, you have a chance to set a genuine but respectful tone that not only welcomes honsest dialogue, but also promotes a healthy approach to making a change in your community. Here are few suggestions to get others to engage in meaningful chats with outcomes that might even take you by surprise.   more

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How to Stay Active in All Kinds of Weather

NoteI know, it's winter, and brrr is it cold! But we'll be thinking of the great outdoors sooner than you think! So, gather your thoughts before you start gathering in green spaces this spring.  more

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