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Give Thanks by Giving Back

Thanksgiving is a day of turkey (or pernil), football and family. We use the day as an excuse to eat in excess, drink on a weekday and catch up with old friends and family. This year, I invite you to do something just as fun… just different.

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Latino Bigs is an organization that I helped jumpstart as a co-founder nearly 4 years ago at the tender age of 24. To date, Latino Bigs has sprung up nationally serving as an intermediary in recruitment of Latinos to volunteer as mentors to children who may be less fortunate. Doesn’t that sound fun? If not, you may reconsider how you’re looking at it.

By becoming a mentor, you have a great deal of opportunity to see life from a different POV. A POV that can help you professionally, personally or in any other aspect of life. Additionally, who can deny that little kids/teenagers only like doing fun “stuff”.  By becoming a mentor, you can now schedule times on a monthly basis to schedule in that fun that can bring you back to your youth. A type of fun that helps shape the mind and soul of a child in a very necessary and positive way.

Don’t forget that while Thanksgiving is about food, fun and football, the main purpose of what it was built off of was to give thanks. This year, dedicate a new person you are thankful to have in your life and be sure to know that someone else is just as thankful for having you in theirs.

 

 

About Lance Ríos

Lance is a millennial entrepreneur and founder of Being Latino, Inc and DigiBunch, LLC and partner and shareholder in Hispanicize Digital and Latina Mom Bloggers.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.

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