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Fostering a “Helping Others” Mindset in Young People

By Dr. Arthur Schwartz  Our nation celebrated MLK Day this past Monday, the only federal holiday dedicated to volunteer service.  Professionally, I have been thinking a lot about service, as Character.org and the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC), with funding...

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5 Ways That Children’s Museums Can Foster Character

By Dr. Arthur Schwartz  This past week the Association of Children’s Museums invited me to talk to teams of 23 museum leaders from across the United States. Each museum recently received a planning grant from the Lilly Endowment to develop a full proposal to design...

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The Power Of Volunteering

By Dr. Arthur Schwartz  This past week I attended a funeral held at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company, located in rural Maryland. It was for Edna Reeves, a dear and longtime friend of my mother-in-law. The funeral was held at the fire company because both women...

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Has The Word Conscience Been Canceled?

By Dr. Arthur Schwartz  A few days ago, a friend sent me an article that included this 1965 quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.: “We must come to see that the end we seek is a world at peace with itself, a world that can live with its conscience.”  For some reason, I...

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Why do we say, “thank you for your service?”

By Dr. Arthur Schwartz learning I am writing these words on Veterans Day (November 11, 2023). It’s been 50 years since the American military moved to an all-volunteer force, doing away with the draft, lotteries and conscripting young people into service. Yet today our...

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