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Why I Believe The Future Is Bright

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Thank you Allstate for sponsoring this post. I chose to write this post because doing good in local communities is at Allstate’s core. 

Do you think the future has good hearts? Allstate believes in youth empowerment, and as the parent of two kids, I agree. I support their mission of inspiring and empowering the next generation to become leaders and change-makers especially through community projects. Let me share with you why I believe the future has good hearts, thanks to inspiration from my 14-year-old son and his friends. They inspire me daily with their commitment to community and genuinely wanting to lift up others around them.

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Good Starts Young

A few years ago, my son became a part of a local youth group. I am constantly impressed by how dedicated the youth are to giving their time to the community. Much like how Allstate’s dedication to the communities where they live and work is core to who they are, giving back is the heart of my son’s youth group. Over the past few years they have performed random acts of kindness throughout our community and neighboring ones as well. They have also adopted families in need (not just around the holidays), helped kids in their own school with lunches, clothes and more.

Earlier this year my son, along with some kids from his youth group, gave up a week of their summer break to help fix up and rebuild parts of homes for people in need. The most inspiring part was seeing how they built a relationship and also stayed in touch with the people they helped. Positive experiences like those are what help communities come together and thrive.

My son is always excited to share his ideas for how he and other kids can do more within their community, which they hope will have a ripple effect on other neighboring communities.

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Why I Believe The Future Is Bright

Some of the things I have always instilled in my kids are to show compassion, empathy and kindness toward others. Our children need to be aware that they are never too young to get involved. Kids have the voices and skills to create positive change right within their own communities.

I agree with Allstate’s belief, because I see it firsthand, that young people aren’t waiting for change to happen, they are creating it themselves. Remember, these don’t have to be big acts of change because sometimes it’s the smallest ones that create the most impact.

See How the Youth Are Lending Hearts, Hands and Voices to Their Communities:

I encourage you to watch this short video. See how the youth are building critical social and emotional learning skills like problem-solving, empathy and teamwork, on top of making change. Skills such as these will only help to ensure their future success.

Allstate is inspiring people, especially the youth, to do good in communities across the country. What is something you can do to make an impact within your own community?

This post was written as part of the Allstate Influencer Program and sponsored by Allstate. All opinions are mine. As the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, Allstate is dedicated not only to protecting what matters most–but to guiding people to live the Good Life, every day.

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