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Enlist community volunteers.

Many different kinds of community organizations, such as civic groups, men’s and women's associations, service clubs, and religious groups can organize support for youngsters. In many communities, senior citizens are putting their experience and expertise to work on behalf of children. Nearly 40 percent of Americans over 60 years of age are now involved in some type of volunteer activity. Volunteers can serve as tutors or teacher aides, work in the library, or help with after-school activities, such as music and story telling. In one school, grandparents served on patrol and as school guards to help keep kids safe.

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