The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Our mission is to promote an inclusive community by creating a nurturing space for children and families to learn and discuss contemporary issues through storytime.
Social Justice Storytime has developed a curriculum of carefully chosen books, activities, music, and crafts for young children, typically ages 0 to 8. Some of our topics include bullying versus positive behavior, differently-abled people, family structur es, gender identity, immigrant and refugee rights, LGBTQIA people, racial equality, religion and spirituality, healthy choices and our bodies, women and girls, and environmental issues. Research suggests prejudices may form at a much earlier age than previously thought, sometimes as young as three years old. Our primary goal is to educate ourselves and our children to build stronger and safer communities. We know that the stories we hear in childhood have the power to revolutionize our lives.