girls discussion30 Ways to Build Community

Youth were surveyed and  came up with 30 ways to build community  at  GYV and in their home communities.  Everyday at GYV,  we strive to build a model of the global community.  We remain open to new ideas, assist one another and are flexible when dealing with people from different backgrounds.  Let us know what you think and how you build community around you.

  1. Have mutual respect for everyone
  2. Strike up a conversation with a stranger
  3. Carry the “Pay It Forward” attitude
  4. Offer to help others
  5. Get to know your neighbor
  6. Greet others with a smile and kind words
  7. Establish common goals and values
  8. Create art together
  9. Laugh
  10. Be the one to reach out with a helping hand
  11. Support your local theater, school, and non-profits
  12. Share
  13. Listen with genuine curiosity
  14. Introduce yourself to someone new
  15. Volunteer
  16. Give compliments freely
  17. Share your dinner table with others
  18. Hugs
  19. Connect through music
  20. Give gifts for no reason
  21. Smile
  22. Respect the world around you
  23. Use friendly dialogue
  24. Open your mind to new things
  25. Love
  26. Be patient
  27. Celebrate diversity
  28. Remember the youth need guidance and positive influences
  29. Coexist
  30. Make the most you can out of life, now




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