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The power of outreach … James was a fifteen-year-old boy who was suffering from drug addiction. It was the only lifestyle he knew and all of his current friends were doing it. His neighbor was in his twenties, a recent college graduate, and on his career path. James looked up to him because he always appeared happy and was kind to others in the neighborhood. One day, James asked him what he did. The neighbor responded, “What are you doing this Saturday?” James had nothing going on, so the neighbor invited him to come to his work place and he gave him the address to the building he worked at – it was only a few blocks away. James went to the address on Saturday, and it was a beautiful building. He walked in, and saw that his neighbor was speaking to a group of teenagers. The neighbor was the Community Outreach Coordinator and was helping students with drug addiction. James started to attend the meetings with his neighbor on a weekly basis. Ten years later… James has lived a drug-free life for those ten years, and now lives in his own community where he is the Community Outreach Coordinator impacting teenagers the same way his neighbor did when he was a teenager. And that is the power of outreach! Have you ever had an experience like this where you impacted someone else’s life in a positive way, or someone impacted your life in a positive way? How did it make you feel knowing that you were able to make a difference? How do you think the person you impacted felt as a result of your outreach to them? How did you feel that someone took the time to reach out and help you? Reaching people who are in need of help is one of the best gifts that you can give to someone this holiday season! Outreach provides the opportunity to impact someone else’s life in a positive way that can create a snowball effect into...

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