CFK Weekly—Jan. 1, 2001

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NEW ON CONNECT FOR KIDS

**Mission Possible: How Faith Can Build Communities

**Making Connections, Not Arrests

**Profiles in Action

**Resolve to Volunteer this New Year


CONNECT TODAY

**Kids Building Communities


FOCUS ON THE STATES

**State-by-State News


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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


**A Short Weekly

The Weekly is taking a break for the next two weeks, but you can still visit the Connect for Kids home page for highlights of original articles from the past year. We'll be back with a full, special edition of the Weekly on Jan. 8, 2001!

NEW ON CONNECT FOR KIDS


**Mission Possible: How Faith Can Build Communities

by Richard Louv

Places of worship of all types have always played an important role in the lives of their members' families. But as Rich Louv explains in this piece, reprised from last year, they also reach out and strengthen the wider community.

http://www.connectforkids.org


**Making Connections, Not Arrests

by Caitlin Johnson

Bridgeport, Connecticut police officer Mike Gosha has resolved to take a different approach to vandalism: he brings graffiti "taggers" and local volunteer artists together to sharpen skills and help break barriers between kids and the community. So, what's your New Years resolution?

http://www.connectforkids.org


**Profiles in Action

http://www.connectforkids.org/benton_reviews1565/benton_reviews.htm

Get inspired to act by these stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to make their communities better places for kids.

http://www.connectforkids.org


**Resolve to Volunteer this New Year

Feeling inspired? Use Impact Online's VolunteerMatch to get connected to local opportunities that match your skills and interests. (Visit our Volunteer section for more ideas.)

http://www.connectforkids.org


FOCUS ON THE STATES


**State-by-State News

Check out news about kids in your state in the "state-by-state" section of the Connect for Kids Web site.

http://www.connectforkids.org/homepage1576/index.htm


Happy holidays, everyone!


Jan Richter, Outreach Specialist and the Connect for Kids team

Jan@benton.org