Kids Helping Kids Works with Clothes to Kids of Fairfield County

        Our KHK lead ambassador, Caroline Benjamin, has spent countless hours and days this summer helping set up the clothing boutique, Clothes to Kids of Fairfield County, with a mission to provide new and quality used clothing to low-income or in-crisis school age children in Fairfield County, free of charge.  Kids Helping Kids is lucky Read More …

The Biology of Kindness: How It Makes Us Happier and Healthier

“The biggest news is that we’re able to change something physical about people’s health by increasing their daily diet of positive emotion, and that helps us get at a long-standing mystery of how our emotional and social experience affects our physical health,” says Fredrickson, professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. What’s exciting Read More …

Community Service Ideas for Youth: Why Giving Back Matters

Roots of Action, a research-based resource for parents, schools, and communities who want to impact the positive growth and development of children and teenagers, share a powerful article, How do young people learn to make community service a way of life rather than something expected or required of them? The three most important ways children and Read More …

Service-learning can promote social-emotional skills among other things!

YouthGov.Org has found many reasons why students should spend time serving so why not start young… Service-learning can promote social-emotional skills. Researchers have found a statistically significant impact of service-learning programs on multiple outcomes,including improved social skills; lower levels of problem and delinquent behavior; better cooperation skills in the classroom; improved psychological well-being; and a better Read More …