Jodi’s Bucket List

January 23, 2008 at 2:10 pm 1 comment

1 – Always wanted to help bring a baby into the world…other than my own.  I’ve never been on that end of the birthing room 🙂 .  Now, I just have to find a pregnant woman who has no problem with me being there.  But I’m serious, and I really want to experience it.

2 – Want to travel to and experience other countries.  I’m thinking Ireland, Switzerland, France.  Gotta start saving the money for it, but I will do it.

3 – Do something positive, impactful for children who have low self-esteem.  I believe it is one of the BIGGEST problems facing children today.  It affects EVERYTHING in life.  Don’t know exactly what I’ll do to achieve this, but I’m thinking on it.

Any ideas – especially on the self-esteem front, let me know.  I’d love to hear from you.

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  • 1. catsmeowjw  |  January 23, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Jodi, I commend you on your #3 idea. This is an area I’m passionate about and used to work for an organization that had a mentoring program … you know, like “Big Brothers/Big Sisters.”

    Research is very clear that adult positive role models in the lives of “at risk” kids (all ages) make a huge impact on them (as long as you do it for at least a year, and consistently).

    While I do believe we can consider all kids “at risk,” you know what is generally meant when you hear the phrase “at risk.” These are kids who tend to come from lower socioeconomic families, who live in “tough” neighborhoods, etc. The goal is to provide them with the kind of guidance, support, and attention that a mom and/or dad might not be able to because of a variety of circumstances. (Note: Please don’t think I’m lumping all lower SES families into the at-risk category … just going on research.)

    Wherever you live, you are bound to find mentoring programs available.

    That is just one suggestion for making a difference in the life of a child who is most likely struggling with self-esteem.

    If mentoring one-on-one isn’t your thing, find an organization in your area that works with these kinds of kids and see what other programs they might have to offer in which volunteer assistance is needed for groups of kids. Such youth programs tend to be popular for receiving grants, so the programs are most definitely out there.

    Good luck!!

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