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How to raise service minded kids - 3 ways parents can encourage their children to serve

Posted by Greater Atlanta Christian School

One of the most important values  parents can instill in their children is a willingness to serve others. By serving others, kids learn how to identify their gifts and strengths and how to use them to make a positive difference in the world.  
 
Children who serve less fortunate populations are afforded a unique perspective that encourages gratitude and empathy. These experiences create lasting impressions on children and foster compassion, kindness, and understanding. It gives them an opportunity to make their faith actionable and to gain the confidence to share their beliefs with others while also giving them a tangible example of Christ's love.
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Topics: mission trips, faith, service-minded kids, service, volunteering

Should your child study abroad before college?

Posted by Greater Atlanta Christian School

Do you want to provide your child with the best learning experiences available? Do you hope to establish a strong foundation for your child’s education that will prepare him or her for the plans God has concerning their future?

Imagine the advantage your child would have if you partnered with their school to give them the opportunity of a lifetime – the opportunity to study abroad.

The NAFSA Association of Internal Educators reports that only 1.5% of college students enrolled in institutions across the United States get to study abroad. And the numbers are even lower for students in junior high and high school. So, encouraging your child to engage in a study abroad or missions experience will give him or her a huge advantage.

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Topics: study abroad, mission trips

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