Empower Young People
Parents, welcome to Ripple Kids! Our mission to inspire and empower kids to take action in their communities is not possible without you!
I believe that we all want our kids to become community oriented, empathetic adults. The challenge is finding the time between making dinner, doing homework and rushing to the soccer field to do so. Our goal is to provide you – and your child – with the resources necessary to plan and implement a project that works into your schedule and desired level of involvement.
There is nothing that says your child has to start their own nonprofit like some of our Ripple Kids. Start with something simple – sign up for a beach clean up, have a lemonade stand or make cards for our service men and women overseas.
We would love to hear from you! If you have any comments, concerns or questions please email me.
Keep the ripples going!
Founder, Ripple Kids
We know you have a lot on your plate, so we’ve pulled together some articles of interest regarding the importance of engaging your kids in service whether it helps them with their higher educational pursuits or simply to make them self confident human beings.
To get into college, Harvard report advocates for kindness instead of overachieving.
- AP classes vs. serving your community? Typically the former played a larger role in whether or not your child gets into a top school. This study released by Making
Caring Common (Harvard Graduate School of Education) is trying to change the college admissions process to make it more humane.
Commissioned by DoSomething.org during June of 2010,
this study surveyed admissions officers from 33 of the top 50 colleges across the
U.S. To ask them how much community service factors into their admissions process.
- Letting your kids do the work
- Written by Sande Hart, Author of Make a Difference 101
- Written by Bridget Belden, Founder and CEO, Ripple Kids, INC.
- How your kids benefit from service
- Written by Kathy Copeland, Ph.D. and Mom of 4