Making a difference means getting up and taking part. It's creating change about a cause or issue you care about. Creating change can happen in lots of different ways. It often helps to have a community focus.
The word ‘community’ is often understood as a local area or neighbourhood. But a community can also be a group of people who have common background, or similar goals and ideas.
One person might be a member of several different communities. It’s up to each of us how we identify. For example, we might identify as being part of a town community, a cultural community, a school community and an online community - all at the same time. Being in a community is all about being accepted and connected – being a part of something with other people.
By getting involved and active in our communities we can:
When thinking about where to make a difference, it can help to start by getting involved in a community – especially so you can get some support.
So which communities do you belong to?
What does the saying “think global – act local” mean to you?
There are different ways that we can make a difference and create change.
Creating change can be something personal, or might affect many different people – individuals, communities and organisations.
There are lots of different ways to improve our communities. In fact there are so many that it’s best to start by just choosing…