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As a small, third generation family business, I can speak sincerely when I express our commitment to the communities we live and work in.
Setting political and theological ideologies aside, the moral fabric of our society continues to change. Each day our kids are faced with bigger challenges and distractions. Over time I will highlight more of the ways our Nutty Nuts.com Family gets involved in the community, but I wanted to focus on a couple of great organizations out there that invest in and make a tremendous impact upon our kids.
The first is the Big Brother Big Sister program. I was a Big Brother to a wonderful, 9 year old boy. This is an enriching and rewarding program for not only the "little," but as much so for the "big."
The second is Junior Achievement. I went into both a 2nd grade and 8th grade classroom and used prescribed lesson plans to teach children about business. The kids were adorable, were so receptive and appreciative, and it was a lot of fun for everyone! Here's a picture below of my 2nd grade class.
The third is NY Cares. This is a great one-off experience to perform a wide range of volunteer opportunities. My favorite experience was going wall climbing with a group of kids from the Chelsea Recreation Center. It was a ton of fun and the kids had a blast!
I also love to teach kids about entrepreneurship! This is me with aspiring entrepreneurs at UAM High School's Career Day.
I also read with children in a homeless shelter through the Makor Book Club.