Volunteerism and Marching Band

In a quick search on variations of “teen school behavior”, “teen behavior” and such, I found links to a number of behavior modification schools, advertisements for parental survival guides, places that want to segregate teens onto ranches or boarding school type setups, medical and mental solutions….. wow. If you watch much TV, you hear about how current teens are falling behind academically or lacking dedication and commitment. I hear from people who ask how I can be in a room with so many teens or why I would want to spend all that time with them. They inspire me with their youthful enthusiasm, but why rely on second-hand information? Volunteer with a local marching band organization and travel with the group to a marching band competition. There’s a lot of good stuff happening, academic, artsy and otherwise. Here are 7 ways to volunteer for a marching band to appreciate and applaud what is good about teenage America. Read more…

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