Children's lives today are complex, stressful, and dangerous. Kids are overscheduled, come home to empty houses and neighborhoods where they don't know a soul, and in school, face violence-all too often from their peers. In Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand, James Vollbracht provides a blueprint for transforming our unstable and disconnected culture into a healthier, supportive one. Vollbracht bases his approach on six overlapping circles of community-our personal circle, families, neighborhoods, larger communities, business worlds, and elders-and outlines simple actions within each circle that will help rescue our kids. Through a rich blend of heartwarming anecdotes and creative, practical strategies, Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand affirms the age-old wisdom that the power and responsibility to heal our communities rest in our own hands.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
James Vollbracht is president of Higher Ground Associates, an organization focusing on building connected communities for kids, and a senior trainer, coordinator, and consultant for Search Institute and their national Healthy Community/Healthy Youth Initiative.
Table of Contents
One: Our Children and the Six Circles of Community
Two: The First Circle: The Individual
Three: The Second Circle: The Family
Four: The Third Circle: The Neighborhood
Five: The Fourth Circle: The Community
Six: The Fifth Circle: Business and Government
Seven: The Sixth Circle: Our Elders
Eight: The Courage to Commit
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