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June 15, 2010

Students, Service, and Making a Difference

by Chris Lindholm

Creating opportunities for students to serve their communities is the "right thing to do" on so many levels.  There is no question that kids can make an incredible impact on the greater community when given the right opportunities.  Raising children who value giving of themselves is important to the future of our communities.  Brain research makes clear that adolescent years involve a flurry of blossoming and pruning in the regions of the brain connected to values, ethics, and the moral roots that determine the character of adult years.  So how does this really look?  Check out what some Burnsville high schoolers are doing to help kids with real needs.



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