Staying Connected Through Summer

As the school year draws to a close, we want to encourage our school community to remain connected throughout the summer, fostering healing and supporting one another through the ongoing process of grief management. In addition to informal gatherings, we also suggest exploring volunteering opportunities as a way to come together, make a positive impact, and find solace in collective action. Here’s how volunteering together can benefit kids and teens as they navigate through this challenging time:

  1. Creating Meaningful Connections: Volunteering alongside peers fosters a sense of camaraderie and belonging. Sharing experiences and working towards a common goal can help strengthen bonds and provide much-needed support.

  2. Finding Purpose: Engaging in volunteer work gives a sense of purpose and fulfillment. By channeling their energy into meaningful activities, they can find healing and purpose amidst difficult circumstances.

  3. Building Resilience: Volunteering often involves facing challenges and setbacks, which can help build resilience. Through collective effort and determination, they can overcome obstacles and emerge stronger together.

  4. Fostering Empathy: Serving others cultivates empathy and compassion. By stepping outside of themselves and understanding the needs of others, they can gain perspective and empathy for their own struggles.

Here are a few summer volunteer opportunities for kids and teens to consider:

Healing is a journey, and together, as a community, we can find solace, strength, and hope.