2015-2016 National Youth Activities Ambassador
Youth Activities: Reward Student Patriotism
I am so proud of each and every Auxiliary! You all have taken the Youth Activities and found such creative ways to involve a great number of youth groups. Job well done! The year is still young, so please keep the momentum going.
School is in full swing and before long many of you will be guests in classrooms hosting veterans in the classroom. This is the perfect opportunity to reward children for their patriotism with RAP cards. The VFW store is sold out of RAP coins but you are welcome to download the RAP card template from the National Organization’s website: http://www.vfwauxiliary.org/programs-page/youth-activities/. Other rewards include flags; patriotic stickers; patriotic pencils; red, white and blue candy; and more!
September is the month you need to consider “booking” a local school choir to perform at your Post & Auxiliary Holiday function. Ask elementary school children to create holiday cards so you have time to mail them to deployed troops, take them to nursing home residents or disperse the cards through a USO.
I realized too late that I had crisscrossed a Chairman and Department in the September promotion; Mona Benotti is from TEXAS. Sorry about that!
Again, thank you for all you do for our veterans and the youth. I hope each of you look at your rock every day and make the biggest ripple you can!