As a society, we are now busier than ever. Most of us are committed to having a successful and positive family/career life balance, which means starting our day off before the sun comes up, and ending it after the sun has set. All this is wonderful, except most of us do not have as much energy and time as we would like to volunteer for our favorite non-profits.
What a lot of people do not realize is that non-profits don’t just need your time or money to survive, they need your voice. Your voice is a very influential instrument when it comes to advocating for needs and standing up for people or causes that do not have a voice.
MCCOY needs your help in advocating for youth and youth issues around our state. MCCOY is currently focusing our advocacy efforts on Early Intervention & Prevention, Drop-out Prevention, youth violence, education and safety issues, as well as youth-worker resources. Sign-up to receive our monthly eNewsletter The Real MCCOY to hear updates on how you can lend your voice and support to these issues.
There are several other non-profits that advocate for youth issues in our state. Many of these organizations belong to the Children’s Coalition of Indiana (CCI). Every February, CCI hosts Children our Best Investment – an all-day event geared towards youth and adults working with youth to learn how they can reach out to their local legislators and help to positively influence their votes on youth issues. If you would like to be a part of the planning committee for COBI, please send Stephanie an email.
Remember – you have something very important to offer to our community. Stand up and be heard!