Want to work with kids? Here’s what you need:
- A controlled setting with professionals around, like at a detention center, school or library
- A skill you want to share
- A love of working with young people
- An ability to roll with the punches
Yoga is great because it involves exercise, coordination, balance. It teaches self discipline and self awareness. In truth though, almost anything that requires practice can help kids learn the same kinds of skills. One woman volunteers as a sewing teacher. Musicians visit from time to time to play or offer lessons.
Volunteering with kids, especially troubled kids, isn’t for everyone, but for the right person, it can be, as the boy says, awesome.