Emotional intelligence is linked to emotional competence, social and emotional learning, the development of healthy behavior, and has been proven to reduce some of the risk factors associated with alcohol and other drug abuse in adolescents and adults.
It is defined as the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. One way to build emotional intelligence is through education, volunteering, giving and being an engaged member of your community.
Our Charity Club and Kids Crew empower the children to lead a more giving life by teaching them empathy and compassion and showing them easy ways to help others.
Think about the last time you helped someone where your motive was purely to help – how did you feel? I believe that truly giving of your time to help someone else feels amazing. There’s been study after study showing the health benefits of volunteering. Not to mention the opportunities it provides for personal interaction, connecting to individuals and building new relationships.
I would argue the same holds true when you lead an altruistic minded life. Every day are there moments when you can help someone else? It’s often the small things: returning someone’s cart for them at the store, holding a door open, picking up something someone dropped, shoveling your neighbor’s sidewalk and so on. All of the little moments add up to something significant.
You can empower children to lead giving lives by supporting our efforts.