Raising money for a good cause can be a lot of fun for a child! Many children will get a sense of accomplishment and feel proud of themselves if there can raise some money. Children can learn a lot from participating in a fundraiser. They are an educational endeavor that they can do outside of the classroom. A typical fundraiser requires a lot of planning and preparation. Here are some things a child can learn from participating in a fundraiser!
Customer Service and Business Skills
It is never too early to start teaching a child customer service and business skills! Most young children don’t understand the true value of a dollar these days. By participating in a fundraiser, children will also get an opportunity to enhance their people skills. In the case of most fundraisers, they will need to be able to answer questions from customers and politely talk to them.
Children need to learn the importance of setting goals in life. Before a child hosts a fundraiser, they should set goals for themselves. In many cases, children will end up setting unrealistic goals, which is totally fine. It serves as a great learning experience for them. Fundraising goals will help keep the child focused on the task and probably make them work even harder.
The Importance Of Teamwork
The most successful fundraisers have a strong team behind them. If your child is participating in a team fundraiser with other children, they should get a lesson on the importance of working with others. There is a lot of responsibility when it comes to planning and executing a fundraiser. The children who are running the fundraiser will need to delegate responsibilities amongst themselves to be successful.
Challenge 4 Kids Can Help Your Kids Achieve Success In and Out of the Classroom
Challenge 4 Kids is a dynamic program aiming to support the schools that provide the educational foundation every child needs today and shape young people into the leaders and movers-and-shakers of tomorrow. We utilize L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Effective Communications, Attitude, and Development of People Skills) principles to help your kids grow as individuals and fundraise for your school. To learn more about how we can help your school and your child achieve fundraising success, contact us online or give us a call at (443) 429-4356. To get more fun ideas for your family and fundraising, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest!
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