You Can Change Your World!: Creative Ways to Volunteer and Make a Difference

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That may be true, but you can still make your life a gift to others. This book by thirteen-year-old author, spokeschild, and world traveler Sondra Clark describes how even small actions can make a big difference. In You Can Change Your World!, Sondra shows step by step how to become closer to your family, make your school and community stronger, and volunteer to help others. Watch for cool ideas like these: Slip an "I love you" note in your dad's pocket. If you see someone sitting alone at lunch, invite him or ...
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Overview

That may be true, but you can still make your life a gift to others. This book by thirteen-year-old author, spokeschild, and world traveler Sondra Clark describes how even small actions can make a big difference. In You Can Change Your World!, Sondra shows step by step how to become closer to your family, make your school and community stronger, and volunteer to help others. Watch for cool ideas like these: Slip an "I love you" note in your dad's pocket. If you see someone sitting alone at lunch, invite him or her to sit with your group. Organize a glove and hat drive in the winter and donate items to a shelter. Be a volunteer tooth brusher at a crocodile ranch. [Oh! This is one you don't want to get involved with.] Read to residents of an assisted living center. Help out at a wildlife center or nature habitat. Though she's definitely had some extraordinary experiences, Sondra has found plenty of everyday ways to make a difference too. It begins, she says, by doing something nice for someone else. But once you start, watch out: You never know where one act of kindness may lead you!

This teenage author tells how to become involved in service opportunities.

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Children's Literature
Thirteen-year-old author Sondra Clark has written an insightful book filled with practical instructions on how an ordinary child can impact not only the global world but also the small universe of one's family, school and local community. Based on her own experiences, she peppers the book with humor, making the book's suggestions kid friendly and doable. Simple suggestions include treating family like company. A child can do chores without being asked, write a positive note to a family member, or help a sibling with a school project. In terms of connecting with the community, a child can play games with members of an assisted-living center, assist with selling concessions at a non-profit theatre or help at an animal shelter. Overall, the book's message concerns how kids, no matter their age, can show selfless concern to others. Clark practices what she preaches and offers encouragement as well as ways to cope with disappointment when good deeds go bad. Since the writings are Christian based, the book, however, is not for use in a public school. The use of the book is most appropriate for religiously affiliated schools or church settings. Positively, the general ideas can be easily adopted for a public school setting. 2003, Fleming H. Revell, Ages 8 to 12.
— Patricia Silverberg
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This thirteen-year-old author's rise to fame began with a phone call to a local radio station on Father's Day in 2000. After awarding Clark fifty dollars for telling why her father is great, the announcer asked her to become a spokeschild for the Christian relief fund "Childcare International." That position took her to Kenya and Uganda and was followed by a lecture tour, a Fox television award, a publishing contact, a job as Olympic torchbearer, and numerous honors that continue today. Clark's second motivational book follows the well-received You've Got What It Takes (Revell, 2002). Written in the easy style of middle school readers, the book begins with tips about how to improve relationships in the family. The focus then moves outward into the school, the community, and the world, with simple ideas and suggestions for volunteering and changing negative attitudes into positive ones. So many ways to make a difference are mentioned that it is unlikely any reader will finish the book without finding something he or she can and will want to do. Brief and with large print, the paperback is well illustrated with Sondra's smiling face-a sure sell for youngsters in this age bracket. Illus. VOYA Codes: 4Q 4P M J (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2003, Revell/Baker Books, 118p,
— Laura Woodruff
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800758523
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Part 1 It All Starts at Home 13
Treat Your Family Like Company 18
Put Yourself in Your Family's Shoes 21
Volunteer Together 38
Part 2 Making Your School a Better Place 49
Be Enthusiastic 57
Be Nice to Teachers 61
Say Thanks 66
Improve Your School 72
Part 3 Making a Difference in Your Community ... and the World 79
Why Volunteer? 84
Moneymaking Activities 103
Ways to Change Your World 109
Conclusion 117
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