Today I am letting my son Harry stay out of school. He is helping to film a video for our local youth bureau. I am on the board of directors for the Friends of the Ithaca Youth Bureau and we are filming a video around town; interviewing local leaders and asking them why they support the youth bureau. We needed extra help with the filming and Harry has become quite proficient at making his own "youtube" videos so I thought it would be a great opportunity for him to help out! He is very excited about the project and didn't mind skipping school to support the youth bureau. I think things like this are a great opportunity for kids to learn from and certainly worth missing a day of school to participate in. Keep your eyes open for opportunities for your kids to "ditch school" and help out in their community, church, family or group. The lessons they learn about generosity, philanthropy, compassion and more are priceless. So today, or soon, allow your kid to ditch school to participate in volunteer work and Live Inspired Now!