• Foster an early and ongoing passion for books — Read to and with your kids. Encourage children to read during every age and stage of their development.
• Team up for athletic events — Set a family goal for health by teaming up for community or charity events such as races, walks, fun runs, bike rides, etc.
• Volunteer together — Find a cause that matters to the kids. Open their eyes to a world beyond themselves and the rich rewards that come from making a difference.
• Lead by example — Be a good role model. Kids can be influenced by seeing how hard their parents work at home or on the job, and how rewarding that experience is.
For more information, contact Palestine YMCA at 903-729-3139 or visit www.palestineymca.org.