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by Reid Wilson, the Washington Post The habits we form as kids tend to stick with us through adulthood. That’s great news for Kansas, where more teenagers volunteer actively in their communities than in any other state. The latest Volunteering…

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by Dana Milbank, the Washington Post I wanted to do something for my country during the holidays, so I went to the movies. I watched the Christmas Day opening of ÒThe Interview,Ó to show North Korea that I wasnÕt afraid…

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by Michael D. Pitman, Ohio Journal News BUTLER COUNTY – Institutions of higher education, such as Miami University in Oxford, its regional campus in Hamilton, Middletown and West Chester Twp., and Cincinnati State Middletown, are charged with educating students, which…

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by Stanley McChrystal on CNN.com (CNN) – Duty. Honor. Country. These words were chiseled in granite above me, printed on the diploma in my hands and engraved on my class ring. I had just completed a four year regimen that…

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by the Teton Valley News Over 36 percent of Idahoans volunteered during 2013, the second highest percentage among the states, according to the latest report on volunteerism from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the National Conference on…

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by the Journal Star Editorial Board Those in the vibrant prime of their lives are accustomed to tuning out when crotchety old geezers start complaining about the younger generation. But what if those silver-haired oldsters who gather at mid-morning coffee…

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from the Morning Sun, Pittsburg, Kansas Kayettes, a community service group sponsored by the Kansas Association for Youth (KAY) that focuses on school, community, nation and world service, completed nine service activities during the first semester this school year, and…

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by Michael D. Pitman, Hamilton Journal-News Any city or township thatÕs growing and flourishing more than likely has active civic and service clubs at work, community leaders say. Groups such as the Rotary, Kiwanis, LionÕs and Optimist clubs play a…

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by Chelsea Clinton, the Clinton Foundation As we approach this yearÕs Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I am filled with a particularly deep sense of gratitude. Dr. KingÕs life of service forever changed the course of our history, and I…

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by Tipi Colley Miller, the Opelika Auburn News Recently, the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) released the 2013 findings of volunteer accomplishments in America. Sadly, the number of volunteers reported has decreased. In 2011, the number of Americans that volunteered…

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by Ann Butler, the Durango Herald Since the earliest days of La Plata County, when founders were forming a community from scratch, people have been raising money for civic improvement. Pastors were passing the hat to build churches. Members of…

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by Angelina Davis, Greenville Online In Greenville, volunteering is not a way to fill free time. It’s ingrained in the way of life. That’s how many folks explain why volunteerism is so prevalent here, even as rates have dropped overall….

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