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Empowered Families in the Community

Empowered families have learned the decision making process. They can use these same decision making skills in helping their community and country.

If your life works, you influence your family.

If your family works, your family influences the community.

If your community works, your community influences the nation.

If your nation works, your nation influences the world.

-John Gardner

What happens in your community makes a difference on your family. Volunteer to help out with community or neighborhood groups, whether its working with the church picnic, your son's sports team, or your daughter's 4-H project. You can help create community action groups to help clean up vacant lots and sponsor local events. You can work with the neighborhood watch program to fight crime and violence.

Be sure to let your children and other members of the family know what you are doing as a volunteer. Tell them why that role is so important to you. Sharing and communicating is what makes a family strong. Strong family members are able to better their community.

Talk with your elected officials and know what they believe. Be sure to register to vote so you can have a voice through your elected officials. Make it a day to celebrate when members of your family become old enough to register. It is an important privilege that we need to take advantage of and protect.

 
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