Kids for Our Troops

http://www.kidsforourtroops.org/

I am really excited about the above site, which promotes getting kids involved in helping our troops!  This resource goes to the heart of my passion and support for Neighbors for Kids, www.neighborsforkids.org, and other after-school programs on the Oregon coast and elsewhere.  Kids have unique opportunities after school to gather and pursue meaningful projects for learning and growing into healthy and productive adults.  Starting early and getting involved in one of our most important community challenges right now includes supporting our troops when they come home.  Adjusting to civilian life is not a cake walk for many veterans when they return home.  Our kids can make a huge difference in this effort by coming out and demonstrating their support through local community non-profit groups like Neighbors for Kids and faith based organizations.  As a long time board member of Neighbors for Kids, I plan to make a special effort to get our students involved in this noble cause.

Steve Sparks
Vice Chair
Neighbors for Kids
Author
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story