'Impassion Youth'

Finding Summer Volunteer Jobs for Tweens & Teens

Finding Summer Volunteer Jobs for Tweens & Teens

(Post by MARILYN PRICE-MITCHELL,  PhD) The summer is a great time for tweens and teens to get hands-on learning in the real world! Research shows that service and learning go together! And parents play an important read more

Can a “Quote a Day” Inspire a Child?

Can a “Quote a Day” Inspire a Child?

(Post by MARILYN PRICE-MITCHELL,  PhD) We are often inspired by quotes from famous and not-so-famous individuals. In fact, thousands of quotes are exchanged on the internet and social media daily because they can put difficult issues in read more

How We Foster Initiative in Young People

How We Foster Initiative in Young People

(Post by MARILYN PRICE-MITCHELL, Ph.D.) If you are like most adults, you’ve probably looked at happy, engaged young people and wondered, “How did she acquire her initiative?” “How did he learn to strive for such positive read more

Oops! Helping Kids Learn from Mistakes

Oops! Helping Kids Learn from Mistakes

(Post by MARILYN PRICE-MITCHELL PhD) In a world of high-stakes testing and pressure to get the best grades, many children are not given ample opportunities to learn from mistakes. Instead, they are insulated from errors by read more

Helping Children Hone Their Thinking Skills

Helping Children Hone Their Thinking Skills

(Post by MARILYN PRICE-MITCHELL PhD) How do children grow up to think critically about the world around them? The abilities to solve problems, reason, and make decisions as an adult derive their origins in elementary school. read more

‘Tis the Season for Giving

‘Tis the Season for Giving

(Post by MARILYN PRICE-MITCHELL,  PhD) It’s that time of year again. Sparkling lights, glittering trees, and gift-wrapped presents fill store windows. While children begin to feel the magic and anticipation of the season, adults may ponder read more

Origins of Compassion Begin in Childhood

Origins of Compassion Begin in Childhood

(Post by MARILYN PRICE-MITCHELL PhD) Regarded as one of the greatest human virtues by all major religious traditions, compassion is an emotional response and attitude toward others that is deeply empathetic. It enables us to connect read more

Classical Music, Youth & Social Change

Classical Music, Youth & Social Change

(Post by MARILYN PRICE-MITCHELL) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” If you are a musician or one at heart, you probably know that something magical exists between the notes that read more

Change a Child’s Life: Be a Role Model

Change a Child’s Life: Be a Role Model

(Post by MARILYN PRICE-MITCHELL) Natalie, age 18, described her role model as a person with “a clear sense of what is important to her, putting forth the effort to improve and create things that will make read more

A Passion to Serve: How Young People Get Hooked for Life

A Passion to Serve: How Young People Get Hooked for Life

(Post by MARILYN PRICE-MITCHELL) Scott, an admittedly shy student who grew up in North Carolina, began working for an anti-tobacco campaign in 9th grade.  Why? He wanted to gain skills that would benefit him down the line read more