Next Kidoinfo Conversation: Raising Community Minded Kids

[ 2 ] March 10, 2011 |

I want to share ideas and resources of how families create meaningful connections to their communities and impact real change in the world. How we act in our home is an important foundation for kids to learn values.

I believe we set examples by modeling the behaviors and ideals we feel are important: how and what we talk about, the books we read, household rules, holidays and traditions we celebrate, are some of the ways we teach our children what we value and how we relate to the world.

Making connections from our home to our greater community benefits us all.

The next Kidoinfo Conversation: Raising Community Minded Kids timed just before summer (date to be announced) will be a bit different than previous events. We will host a single speaker instead of a panel and launch the Community Minded Kids (CMK) Field Guide. Still plenty of time to meet and mingle with parents and other community members.

I am pretty excited about creating this year’s field guide –  a first step in sharing ideas, resources and examples on how families can be more socially responsible. There will be space in the field guide for kids to record their own values and reflect on how they can bring these ideals into being. They can make plans/goals for a project that aligns with one or more of their values and interests.

Kidoinfo is collecting ideas and resources on the topic in advance of the conversation and launch of the CMK Field Guide.

I invite you to share your ideas, examples, and resources. Please download the CMK PDF with more details or click here to enter your ideas online.

Category: community news, kidoinfo event

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. Can’t wait Anisa!

  2. Amy Hood amy says:

    I looked at the PDF–it will be GREAT to have a centralized list of local organizations that can accommodate children/family volunteers.

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