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NRTA Community Outreach and Service Initiatives

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Members of NRTA: AARP's Educator Community design unique projects and collaborate with their local organizations to provide support to older adults and other individuals in need. In partnership with AARP, many individuals also leverage their background in education and serve as instructors in driver safety courses or assist low and middle income families with tax counseling.

NRTA With Our Youth!

The NRTA With Our Youth! program provides opportunities for retired educators and youth to work together to address the needs of youth and the broader community. State and local retired educators association volunteers use the resources provided by NRTA to organize local self-sustaining direct and indirect service projects for and with youth.

NRTA made a three-year pledge at the 1997 President’s Summit for America’s Future held in Philadelphia, to serve 1.5 million youth in 2,000 communities with a total of 45 million service hours through its affiliated state retired educators associations (REAs). The goal was met and exceeded.

The program provides five key resources for youth:

  1. an ongoing relationship with a caring adult
  2. a healthy start in life
  3. safe places to learn and grow
  4. a marketable skill upon graduation
  5. an opportunity to serve in their communities

Because NRTA believe in the tremendous potential of youth to be a positive force in our society today, we have dedicated ourselves to ensure that youth have the five key resources to be productive members of their communities. State and local REAs continue to serve over 500,000 youth in more than 1,000 communities annually. There are countless ways to offer support to youth and our list of 100 Ideas for Working with Youth is a great starting place to build your ideas!

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