Any activity that involves serving the needs of other individuals or organizations falls under the umbrella of community outreach. Giving back to one’s community is so vital for young people in this day and age, not only because it allows them to acquire various life skills and an increased awareness, but because more importantly it creates a long-lasting positive impact on society. While the vast majority of these acts of service occur on the local level, community outreach is not limited to one’s immediate environment. Outreach on a national or even international scope is equally possible and valuable. In the context of the Bouncing Bulldogs program, community outreach includes performing locally, teaching classes and camps, and traveling to spread and share the sport of jump rope. With this year’s theme being community outreach, the team will undoubtedly be able to focus more on connecting with people and programs inside and outside the borders of Chapel Hill and Durham. The Bouncing Bulldogs program is fortunate to have gained international recognition over the years and now has a platform to connect and build relationships with others around the world through jump rope. Hopefully, through this coming year, with a brand new gym and theme, the program will be able to introduce the sport to new populations and provide more opportunities to young people, while focusing on serving and connecting with as many communities as possible.