Your child may be going to summer camp and taking Red Cross swimming lessons.
Did you know, there are some children around the world that are going to Disaster Preparedness Camp? Yes, Disaster Preparedness Camp.
While we have programs in the United States with the Boy and Girl Scouts for specific badges, take look at this program:
We could probably agree that training is only good if the participants are able to leverage the skills in real world situations.
With the current economic situation in the United States, NGOs have become more dependent on volunteers and the skills gained through these training programs.
There are programs such as Model United Nations (UN), but it does not appear we have anything to this level, which focus around our youth:
Red Cross Youth Activated
Other countries often look to the United States for best practices, but these are two programs that could have a major impact here.
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