Community outreach is one of the most important platforms of the Bouncing Bulldogs Program. From doing workshops and shows in communities around the world, to enabling 100 underprivileged kids to attend the workshop and discover their own passions for jump rope, and developing programs for jumpers with special needs, community outreach is a value that we quickly adhere to. But what is exactly is community outreach?
Simply defined, community outreach is the act of reaching out to those in the community who may be less fortunate than you are. Outreach is the process of showing support for, and perhaps offering aid to those around you, and a community constitutes your surroundings and those in them. Thus, community outreach would be giving aid and support to those you surround yourself with, whether you know them or not.
Both parties benefit from community outreach. The party that reaches out feels the satisfaction and happiness of knowing they have done a good deed, and the beneficiary feels supported and cared for. Community outreach can be done in numerous ways. Reaching out, from a jump rope perspective at least, can be as simple as giving a child a jump rope or as significant as starting a new team in a foreign country. People all over the world are in need of support, especially at such a trying time as this one. For this reason, it is crucial that we as a team who stands for this value indulge in the action of reaching out.