This is why I believe it's important for parents to get involved.....
when we become involved parents, our kids learn to give back, to have empathy, to want to help. We become role models in so many positive ways.
I'm so proud of my oldest daughter. She plays sports on teams outside of school but in the fall she participated on the track club and choir as well. As of now, she is continuing choir (track ended), worked hard to be on student council (got it), and was even voted as secretary as a 4th grader. As of today, she will also serve as a tutor for 2nd graders. By the way, typically only 5th and 6th graders can serve as tutors but since she is on student council and her teacher believes she can tutor, they made an exception.
I don't know that my involvement (even though I work full time) in their school as the Box Tops Coordinator, PTA, Little League Board, and their sports coach has anything to do with why she wants to get involved.......but in my head, I will think that. :)