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The Midnight Run Organization Teaches Teens Important Values

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Encouraging teens to participate in a Midnight Run can help teach them a number of important lessons, and help the less fortunate at the same time – a win-win for everyone involved. Midnight Run encourages empathy and responsibility among teens by having them participate in the collection of money and supplies that are sorely needed in the local community. The organization helps the homeless in New York by providing meals, warm clothing, and various supplies that are needed.

Midnight run encourages empathy and responsibility among teens

5D6DE327-81E8-4A8E-BC32-3D80A6D39424Participating in Midnight Run allows teens to interact with homeless individuals. As an all volunteer organization Midnight Run depends on volunteers for their outreach efforts. Homeless individuals living on the street have an opportunity to receive nutritious food, clothing, blankets, and other supplies needed in order to survive. Teens get the chance to make a difference in the lives of others and see first-hand the struggles that the homeless have on a daily basis.

Midnight Run gets teens involved in their local communities and teaches them about the power of strong values. Studies have shown that strong values and community involvement are the cornerstones to success, both in life and in future careers, and Midnight Run helps teens develop these values early on. Participants also get to see that there are many less fortunate individuals in the community, and these people may lack even the basic necessities that we often take for granted.

Midnight Run Promotes Student Awareness and Giving Back to the Community

Teens will gain a lot from a Midnight Run experience. Homelessness is experienced first-hand, and students learn empathy for those who are less fortunate and compassion for others in less desirable circumstances. Volunteers for Midnight Run gain leadership abilities and learn the importance of sharing and giving back, and that is the goal of parents and schools who promote Midnight Run.

We are all part of the human race, and everyone should have access to the basic necessities of life. Midnight Run allows teens to realize that they may be far more fortunate than others, and understand that they can help others less fortunate. Volunteering also helps teens gain self esteem, pride in their accomplishments and a sense of responsibility that will help them become productive members of society.

Torah Academy of Bergen County Partners With Midnight Run

The Torah Academy of Bergen County has partnered with Midnight Run to teach students about their community and give them an opportunity to give back. Students at the Torah Academy of Bergen County will hand out meals, clothing and supplies to those who need it most during the Midnight Run Event, and they will learn important lessons and values at the same time. This event will be held on November 14, 2013, and donations of money and supplies will be collected to help the less fortunate in the local community. This is a great way for students of the Torah Academy of Bergen County to give back and help others while gaining invaluable experience and knowledge as well as important life skills.

Below are some questions designed to inspire and promote discussion:

  • Have you ever participated in a Midnight Run? Why or why not?
  • Do you donate time or resources to a charitable cause? Which charities do you help?
  • Why is it important for teens to learn to give back?
  • What is your view of homeless people? Why?
  • Should schools encourage community efforts like Midnight Run? Why or why not?
  • Do you think that participating in Midnight Run is a good idea for teens? Why or why not?
  • What other values do you think teens can learn by volunteering for charitable causes?
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