Certainly only positives can come from exposing elementary aged students to the transformative power brought about by doing something good locally and for the global community as well. Encouraging our youth to take on an awareness that extends beyond the reaches of the Valley is critical, especially in light of the interconnectedness of the world at this time. Empowering them to think beyond themselves is also imperative. The NFSB also emphasizes key characteristics in their students with the six pillars of character development. Students are taught the value in trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Instilling these qualities in young minds will hopefully help to cushion the realities of our society, which so often rewards the opposite.