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ERIC Number: ED494527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-0-9323-5944-2
Teens as Volunteers. Research-to-Results Fact Sheet. Publication #2006-19
Theokas, Christina; Bloch, Margot
Child Trends
Adolescents who volunteer do better in school, feel more positive about themselves, and avoid risky behaviors (for example, using drugs). Teens who participate in service activities also are more likely to vote, and to have a positive work ethic and a socially responsible attitude as adults. In addition to benefits for the individual, the contributions made by youth through volunteering can make a difference for their communities and society. This fact sheet describes the characteristics of children and youth who volunteer, their level of involvement in volunteering, and the role models and opportunities that they have to volunteer. It describes both how young people are served by programs that promote community service and how volunteer service benefits them as well as others. (Contains 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Atlantic Philanthropies
Authoring Institution: Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A