The following is a sponsored post from Disney’s Citizen Kid.
Citizen Kid (def): An Ordinary Kid doing Extra Ordinary Things
We all have great hopes for our children. When I look at my sons I want them to be great, giving, kind-hearted (to name a few) men. One thing that I want them to understand from a young age is the importance of volunteerism. I have blogged before about what volunteering means to me, since my mother took me to The Bowery as a child I have had a deep rooted need to volunteer somewhere.
In the sense of walking the talk, I am a volunteer staff member at my (mega) church and I also teach Zumba as a contribution to my community. Leading a healthy life means the world to me so if I can get some women that don’t normally workout to come to class, even one woman, I’ve done my small contribution to society. One of my greatest wishes is that my boys can always be able to give their time for a greater cause. I want my kids to be so passionate about volunteerism that they can’t imagine their life without it and seek out opportunities at each turn to give their time, talent and skills.
I am so excited to be apart of the Citizen Kid program, a program dedicated to building early volunteers while encouraging kids to drink at least one glass of milk for breakfast in the morning. You may remember that I participated in the Protein Fight Club last year so I am already a big fan of milk! Especially now that my son has such a long day in Kindergarten. His day begins at 6:40am and ends at 4:20 and even then the day continues with the homework. A good breakfast is essential to make sure that he wakes up and gets some great vitamins and nutrients to be ready for a (long) day of learning.
As a part of this program, I will be taking him and the family to our local food bank so he can officially become a citizen kid too! Since he is five this is a bit younger than I was when my mom introduced me to volunteering but it’s nice still to go for the experience. Stay tuned for a fun recap post on that! With Thanksgiving coming up you can find a shelter/food bank to volunteer in as the most help is needed during the holidays.
Check out this awesome video from this Citizen Kid Mo Bridges that designs his own bowties!
You can find out more about Disney’s Citizen Kid Program here.
Are you a raising a citizen kid? Do you encourage volunteering in your child/children? What is the one quality you want your children to have?