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5 Classic American Dishes Made Healthy for 4th of July!

Screen Shot 2013-07-03 at 1.12.33 PMHolidays almost always provide an excuse to have a feast, right? Unless the occasion calls for fasting, in which case a feast may come later. But for the most part, we celebrate, we commemorate, and we chow.

The 4th of July is no exception. This is a day many Americans spend grilling meat and veggies, squeezing lemons for lemonade, and making blueberry pancakes and apple pie. Because what better way to celebrate independence than to merrily flip hot dogs on the grill, surrounded by friends and family? It’s a bit of a stereotype, perhaps, but we’ll bet many of you have had at least one, if not many, Independence Days that exactly fit that bill.

The unfortunate reality is that many of the “classic American dishes” we enjoy on this and other holidays are not all that healthy, and some are downright vicious to our health. Luckily, there are ways to make some of these beloved recipes more healthy so that you and your family can enjoy an Independence Day feast without worrying about the consequences.

Here are 5 of our favorite recipes:

  1. For Breakfast: Eating pancakes for breakfast is kind of like having dessert in the morning, but it is a holiday, after all. To ease your mind a bit, these delicious blueberry lemon pancakes are made with half white flour and half whole wheat flour, which will at least add some fiber to balance out the 2 tablespoons of sugar. Enjoy with maple syrup, jam, butter, or just one their own!
  2. For Lunch: After that yummy, but heavy, breakfast you may want something light and green to munch on for lunch. Potato or pasta salad is typically the go-to picnic dish, but since we’re already enjoying lots of carbs and starch for breakfast and dinner, opt for something with more fiber. This kale slaw is the perfect choice for a light, refreshing midday meal.
  3. For Dinner: There’s perhaps no dish more classically American than a burger and fries. But this year, instead of wasting the calories on meat, cheese, and a big bun, get creative with this amazing veggie burger recipe. Lentils, mushrooms, and walnuts provide the main substance of the dish, packing lots of protein, fiber, and potassium. Serve these burgers with mustard, whole wheat buns, and sweet potato fries for something classically delicious and blessedly worry-proof.
  4. For Refreshments: It’s summer, it’s hot, you’re thirsty – you’re going to want something delicious and cool to sip throughout the day. Instead of buying juice or soda from the supermarket, make your own fresh-squeezed lemonade! It’s the only way you can control how much and what kind of sugar goes into sweetening your tasty beverage. This recipe calls for 4 cups of sugar, but try using maple syrup, coconut sugar, date sugar, or stevia as alternatives.
  5. For Dessert: Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream! Ginger, peaches, and the sweet coolness of a dessert you can savor as fireworks paint the sky above you. Try out this recipe and be prepared to never eat another flavor of ice cream again.

What are your favorite 4th of July recipes? Let us know in the comments section below!

6 Iconic American Novels to Read for Independence Day!

Screen Shot 2013-07-02 at 1.48.00 PMThe number one lesson of “best of” lists is: It’s nearly impossible to make a “best of” list. Especially when you’re talking about American literature. This country may not make the best cars or electronic dance music, but we’ve produced some amazing works of literature over the years.

If you went through American public school education – and even if you didn’t – you’re bound to have read many of the classics: Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, Of Mice and Men, etc. Here is a list of 10 iconic American novels that may not have made it into your formal education, but which are certainly worth reading.

From a wide range of authors, decades, and thematic settings, these books paint a rich, complex, and often troubling picture of this amazing country many of you out there call home. It might not be the light beach reading you’re looking for on July 4th, but take some time this weekend to reflect on the true importance of our national holiday. And grab one of these epic works to help you commemorate the day.

  1. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. Set in the mid-twentieth century, this book tells the story of an unnamed African American man making his way through a harsh and inhospitable world. From growing up in the South, to attending a prestigious black college, to seeking out work in New York City, the man encounters antipathy nearly everywhere he turns. A poignant look at racial tension in this country dating all the way back to our founding and straight through to modern times.
  2. Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Caught in the dusty, impoverished South during the Great Depression, the Joad family hits the road for California. Like so many families before them, and so many who would follow, the Joads find nothing but further pain, poverty, and misfortune in their quest. Lush descriptions, noble characters, and gripping scenarios will get you through this long and sometimes traumatic book.
  3. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. To be honest, this book isn’t a “novel,” but it still makes the list. Here’s why: Journalistic, stark, and six years in the making, this is not only the best crime book ever written, but one of the greatest American works of literature. It tells the horrific story of a quadruple murder by two deeply troubled men who, by the end of Capote’s sensitive re-telling, you almost empathize with. Or maybe not. Give it a read and tell us what you think.
  4. My Ántonia by Willa Cather. Young Jim Burden goes to live with his grandparents after his parents die, and he soon falls in love with the free-spirited neighbor girl, Ántonia. Though written from Jim’s perspective, the novel is organized according to the stages of Ántonia’s life, from girlhood through motherhood. Her struggles mirror the stark nature of the American prairie, which Cather illustrates so adeptly, and both are juxtaposed against Jim’s own privileged, modern existence. You’ll fall in love with the characters as much as you do their environment.
  5. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. If you’ve never read McCarthy before, then be forewarned: His books are exquisitely written and often disturbingly violent. This book is no exception. The protagonist spends much of the novel among a notorious scalp-hunting gang in the mid-nineteenth century Southwest. And make no mistake, scalps will be cut, babies will be killed, and your stomach will turn more than once while you read this classic work. But as a portrait of the American West, in all its vicious rawness, it doesn’t get any better than this.
  6. Dune by Frank Herbert. This list wouldn’t be complete without a science fiction novel, and Dune is one of the best out there. Set in an intergalactic future in which “spice” is the number one prized commodity, this book is both mythic in proportion and intimate in human dimension. Paul Atreides is the young hero gifted with super-human powers that will, hopefully, help him save civilization from the evil forces out to destroy it. (And when you’re done with this one, there are 5 sequels to keep you reading for weeks to come.)

What’s your favorite American novel? Let us know in the comments section below. Happy reading!


Read the previous post in our book series here!

Sparks Will Fly With This 4th of July Homemade Ice Cream!

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By the time 4th of July rolls around, we’re in the thick of summer. It’s hot; our kids are getting restless; and it’s been a few weeks since the last good summer party. Lucky for us, the joyous, rowdy national holiday arrives just in time, complete with parades and fireworks to set the festive mood. Like many celebrants, you may be hitting the beach or the park this year for a picnic, then catching fireworks once the sun sets. It’s a common and beloved routine, so perfectly simple you might find yourself searching for a way to spice things up…

Ever made ice cream from scratch? That’s right, no more excuses. Let this summer be an opportunity to undertake some new projects you’ve had your eye on but haven’t had the time/patience to try out. Case in point: homemade ice cream!

Ginger and peaches come together in this refreshing recipe to create the perfect summer dessert. Your kids will love it; your friends will beg you for the recipe; and Independence Day will go off will all the spice and spark it deserves.

Ginger Peach Ice Cream – Two ways


  • 6 fresh ripe peaches diced
  • 1 Pint Heavy Cream or whipping cream
  • 1-2 Cups Half and Half or Whole Milk
  • 1/2 to 1 Cup sugar depending on preference
  • 1/2 to 1 1/2 tsp. Wakaya Perfection Organic Ginger Powder (to taste)


  1. Lightly whip heavy cream to aerate for 2-3 minutes
  2. Add sugar to blend
  3. Pour into a large bowl and add additional milk
  4. Puree half of the diced peaches and add ginger powder to taste
  5. Stir in diced peaches and puree until well blended
  6. Pour into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions

Or have some fun and make Ice Cream in a Can!! Here’s how:

In a 1 lb. coffee can mix all ingredients. Seal can lid well with duct tape. Put small, sealed can inside larger 3 lb. can. Pack ice and 1 cup salt around small can. Put lid on large can and duct tape closed. Roll back & forth on a large towel (optional) for 15 minutes. Open large can and dump ice and water. Wipe small can dry and open. Stir mix, scraping sides of can. Additional ingredients, eg. cookie crumbs, chopped nuts, can be added now. Reseal small can and place back in larger can. Repack with salt and ice. Continue rolling for 10 minutes more. Open large can and dump ice and water. Wipe small can dry and open. Enjoy!

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July 4th is right around the corner, and now is the perfect time to stock up on Wakaya Perfection’s 100% organic ginger powder to use in your favorite recipes! Visit WakayaPerfection.com to find more healthy recipes (like the Ginger Lime Creme Brulee or Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Chops) and stock up on Wakaya Perfection Organic Ginger to use in your kitchen. 

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Happy July 4th! Share With Us Your #Freedom Intent For A Chance To Win One-Month Membership with YogaDownload.com

Intent.com believes that freedom is as simple as an intention to free ourselves. Liberation is a mindset and we have the power to change our karma and create our own destiny. 235 years ago this week, colonial Americans acted on their intentions to create a place of openness and freedom.

Today, many of us find freedom in a yoga or meditation practice, so this week, we’re partnering with YogaDownload.com to celebrate all the ways we free ourselves from the things that restrain our naturally creative spirits.

Starting today until the end of the 4th of July weekend, tell us your intent to create a path of freedom and you could win a one month membership to YogaDownload.com, giving you the tools to bring your yoga practice wherever you go. Use #freedom when you post your intent. And happy 4th of July!

No One Buys Freedom Without Paying For It With Bravery

No One Buys Freedom Without Paying For It With Bravery

Noah benShea

“To think that men and women are born free took people who were prepared to brave these thoughts.”

– Noah

It is rare if a day goes by and I don’t receive a piece of mail or electronic mail promising me financial freedom. I am also promised that little or nothing by way of talent or effort is required on my part.  "The only man who is really free," wrote Jules Renard, "is one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving any excuse."

In the Star Spangled Banner America is referred to as "the land of the free, home of the brave." And I’ve been thinking about that. And I’ve been thinking about the linking of freedom and bravery. And I have a few thoughts.

The words "land of the free" precedes "home of the brave" because no one is free who isn’t required to become brave. Freedom may be a right, but being right doesn’t mean that people aren’t out to wrong you. In American history the Fourth of July represents a day when it was decided that the fight for freedom was worth fighting. Like most life battles worth fighting thinking about the implications of winning was probably an afterthought.

Winners are usually people who focus more on the fight in front of them then how they’re going to live with the winning ahead of them. Living with winning often turns out to be its own battle. Victory in life seldom delivers what we expected and often what is unexpected.

When the ideas of freedom and bravery are raised we generally tend to think of these concepts in military terms. The reason for this is because bravery and freedom are often tied to battle calls and because when we hitch these notions to calls of battle we don’t have to integrate freedom and bravery into our day to day lives. It is too much for most of us to take bravery and freedom into the grocery store or the dressing room let alone into our manner of being and living. To think that men and women are born free took people who were prepared to brave these thoughts. Brave thinking frees thinking just as enslaved thoughts are self-enslaving.

"When people are free to do as they please," wrote the American philosopher and longshoreman Eric Hoffer, "they usually imitate each other." The idea of being of free to be who we are takes more bravery than most of us can muster. To be who we are, as opposed to who others think we should be, terrifies us because we often feel it will set us apart. To be set apart makes us feel that we will be left alone. To be left alone triggers primal feelings of abandonment. To be cut off from "our tribe" or "our clan" raises pre-historical feelings of being left to die.

Fears of homelessness and starvation are not always imaginary nor are they always played out in the ways we usually think of them. Many of us acting just like everyone else are actually starving to be who we are, and until we feel at home in ourselves who among us doesn’t feel in some way homeless.

"In our country," wrote Mark Twain, "we have three unspeakable precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either." The land of the free and the home of the brave are irrevocably linked. You can’t be one without the other. Forgetaboutit! If someone tries to sell you one without the other, they’re just jerking your chain. No one, any time, any place has ever bought freedom without paying for it with bravery.

America as the land of the free and home of the brave is as much of a personal issue as a social issue. Individuals are the seeds of a society, and people who are self-enslaved don’t grow a free society. Think globally; act locally. People who want to assure a free society first have to take care of business at home.

Free yourself if you would hope to liberate another. Enslave yourself and you inevitably enslave others. Like misery, self-enslaved people like company and usually the company of other slaves so our own enslavement isn’t put in our face by the juxtaposition of friendship with a free soul.

Be brave and you will give courage to others. Be a coward to your own soul and you encourage cowardice of the spirit. Bravery is very different from bravado. Bravado is bravery hooked on hot air. Bravado doesn’t need to be cut down, it only needs a pin prick. Bravery is often inversely quiet to its actions which speak loudly. People who strut and pose with their bravery are often confusing character with character actor. Projecting how we want to be seen is very different from letting others see who we are. Bravery is not the absence of fears but simply and resolutely refusing to put our fears in charge.

Freedom and bravery aren’t the same thing but are symbiotic. They live off each other and because of each other. Freedom and bravery aren’t only a soldier’s job in a distant land. Freedom and bravery are as relevant at ground zero – the ground you are standing on. An isolated young man who refuses to join a gang is exercising his freedom and his bravery. A single mother who doesn’t want to teach her children to hate their father is exercising freedom and bravery. An old man or woman who doesn’t want to accept society’s notion of what it means to be old is exercising his or her freedom and bravery. Anyone who exercises their freedom and bravery should stand up and be saluted – certainly by themselves.

What is the bravest thing you did in your life? When did you last exercise real freedom? Ask yourself. Ask your partner. Ask your children. This Fourth of July share with one someone else not only your courage but your fears. People who are afraid to excavate their fears never get around to building a solid foundation on which to construct courage. People who are afraid to face their fears never would have faced the English at Lexington.

Freedom is more than the freedom to do something dangerous or stupid and back it up by calling it bravery. Too often we will avoid real issues of freedom and bravery to do something ridiculous which is designed to impress ourselves and others but primarily serves as psychological cape work. A great bull fighter can be full of bull. Doing something dangerous and stupid and calling it bravery is courageous littering. It is throwing away the best for something that matters least.

Real freedom and real bravery is the right we give ourselves to face what we fear most. Every social norm was once an idea that was a social outlaw. The British did not see the American Revolution as an act of heroism or bravery. The idea that "all men are created equal" was a revolutionary idea that upset those who heretofore simply defined themselves as by birth being superior to others. What a ruling society most fears is any individual who will face society’s social norm and see the Emperor as naked – buck naked.

"When we observe one person ruling over people, dictating to the entire state," wrote the philosopher Jacob Klatzkin, "we are really watching a large group of human beings conducting themselves with fear.  But who do they fear? In reality the slaves are immeasurably superior to their master in terms of power. But each slave sees himself as one against all his fellow slaves. If they desire to rebel they are afraid of one another. It is not the ruler who is the source of the fear, but the army of slaves who follow his orders. Or, if you will, they fear themselves. Their weakness is an imagination, a slave’s error. All great revolutions are really the correcting of this misconception, an error in the minds of the enslaved."

Of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence: Five were tried by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Several lost sons who were serving in the Revolutionary Army. Nine fought and died. John Hart of New Jersey was driven from his wife’s bedside as she lay dying. Their thirteen children had to flee for their lives. His fields and  his grain gristmill were laid to waste.  For over a year he hid in deep forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children gone. Within a few weeks he died of exhaustion and heartbreak.

Freedom isn’t free. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness requires bravery. Let us remind our children and ourselves of that. And let us remind our children and ourselves that the battle for freedom is fought not only on a hill named Bunker but just as often in the night’s private darkness of our own bed.

And a necessary closing thought: While freedom and bravery are often linked to war, and the glories of war, peace is the real triumph in life. In scripture there is a prayer that ends with a request for "peace and blessing." For years I couldn’t figure out why blessings didn’t come first. With age however I have come to learn that peace precedes blessing because any peace we find in life is its own blessing, and any blessing we receive in life is no blessing if it doesn’t bring us peace.

"None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free."

– Pearl S. Buck

Noah benShea Copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

Independent Dependencies

Independence is a rope along a heighten state.Independence is a bucket full of suds.Independence is a window within your soul.Be Independent

The collected independence of a society outlines its dependency towards those who still fight for its moral values. Take Independent Action.


When all is right with our modern life we often fail to recall the required turmoil of validity and oppression which precludes Independence.

For every day of celebration, we must have a week of quiet reflection to morn those who failed to see the independence we so easily cherish.

Those who have, quickly forget the pain of those who have not.Those who have not, slowly embrace the gain of independent thought and action.


Only through unity can we truly be independent.Only through Independence can we truly be Unified.Freedom of Action brings Freedom of Thought

The free often strike for their selfish Wants. The captive often strike for their selfish Needs. How we strike exemplifies our inner morals.

Independent Thought is only achieved through Collective Action. Independent Knowledge is achieved through Transparency of Fact from Fiction.  


Peace and Love and All The Best for All The Rest,

42DeepThought 🙂

Original Post: Independent Dependencies – July 4th, 2009 Collected Thoughts (to the music of I Want a New Drug by Huey Lewis & the News)




To The Fourth Of July 
Behold, the dark clouds melt away,
That gathered thick at night, and hung
So like a gloomy pall above the earth!
Before thy magic touch, the world
Awakes! The birds in chorus sing.
The flowers raise their star-like crowns-
Dew-set, and wave thee welcome fair.
The lakes are opening wide in love
Their hundred thousand lotus-eyes
To welcome thee, with all their depth.
All hail to thee, thou Lord of Light!
A welcome new to thee, today,
O sun! today thou sheddest LIBERTY!
Bethink thee how the world did wait,
And search for thee, through time and clime.
Some gave up home and love of friends,
And went in quest of thee, self banished,
Through dreary oceans, through primeval forests,
Each step a struggle for their life or death;
Then came the day when work bore fruit,
And worship, love, and sacrifice,
Fulfilled, accepted, and complete.
Then thou, propitious, rose to shed
The light of FREEDOM on mankind.
Move on, O Lord, on thy resistless path!
Till thy high noon o’erspreads the world.
Till every land reflects thy light,
Till men and women, with uplifted head,
Behold their shackles broken, and
Know, in springing joy, their life renewed!
NOTE* The 4th of July is the day of ‘American Independence’ and also the day Swami Vivekananda chose for his ‘Mahasamadhi’, or the freedom/Liberation from this limited embodied existence!

With Compliments!


Reflections on the 4th of July

Or, why you might want to feed your children a little American History this summer.

I regret to report, the following was a real conversation, as best I can remember it.
Mom: “What do we celebrate on the 4th of July?”
Son (doesn’t matter which one): “The end of slavery.”
Mom: “Uh, no.”
Other Son: “Abraham Lincoln’s birthday?”
“The day Abraham Lincoln was assassinated?”
We watched National Treasure 2 – Book of Secrets on DVD last night, in which President Lincoln was prominently featured. Apparently they had Lincoln on the brain.    

Mom: “No. It has nothing to do with President Lincoln, slavery or the Civil War. You are almost a century too late.”

Older son (whose class did an entire unit on American history last year): “Oh, oh, oh. I know. It’s the day the first person signed the Constitution.”
Mom: “No. A very important document was signed, but it wasn’t the Constitution. That came later.”
Son: “The one where they say you have freedom of speech, and everything?”
Mom: “No, that was the Bill of Rights, and they came after the Constitution. What was signed on July 4th, 1776?”
Second son (with superior grin, now that he has caught on): “It was the Declaration of Independence!”

Mom: “Very good. Now who declared their independence, and from what?”

Older son: “Um, the slaves declared their independence from the constitution.”
We had a lovely July 4th yesterday… very low key. (Finally, a sunny day!) We spent the morning in the pool, and went out to lunch. Our evening was spent at home, roasting marshmallows and watching the neighbors’ fireworks.
I wonder if they would have done better on my little quiz, if we’d gone to a parade, or something. Maybe a barbecue.
Might have inspired them to ask a few clarifying questions.
I received an email yesterday, from a young man in Belarus, who’d spent a month with us one summer several years ago. He wanted to send good wishes on our “Day of Independence.”

At least someone is paying attention.

Hopefully, your children already know about one of the most (the most?) important days in our nation’s history. Either way, I invite you to put some history on your family’s summer vacation schedule.
Most of us live near some historic sites. These are the places that you think about going to see for years, but don’t actually make it there until you have out-of-town guests.
Or maybe you remember that you never actually made it to one of these real national treasures, until you are moving out of town eight years later.
Such was the case with me.
I used to live in a little seaside town just outside Plymouth, Massachusetts.

It was only as I was watching the movers load all my worldly possessions into their van, that I recollected I had never made time to visit the 1629 homestead of the pilgrims John and Priscilla Alden, which sat about a mile from my house.

Argh. Again.

We’ve done better since then. The boys’ have been to Paul Revere’s house and the Old North Church in Boston, which they vaguely remember. I was pleased to hear them recite “One if by land, two if by sea.”
Especially since we were there just last October.
We will have to go back to Washington, D.C. The only thing my older son could recall about our visit there a couple years back was the “giant pencil”, which he misidentified as the Lincoln Memorial. 

Bringing history alive takes a lot of work. And sometimes really long car trips.

But oh, what a gift to our children!
Recommended Reading:

Jumpstart your study of American history with a little summer reading.

The DK Eyewitness books are usually a good bet for kids – especially boys. Color photos combined with text in manageable bites are an effective way to introduce subjects to less-than-avid readers. Try out Presidents and American Revolution, and see how you like them!

Freedom and The Divine Flow

July 4, 2009

Dear Friends,

Today is Independence Day, the day that we in the United States celebrate our right as a people to create our own futures and pursue our own dreams . . . free from oppressive and dictatorial rule.

But let us remember, too, that when it comes to our relationship with that Divine Intelligence that is commonly called God, every day is Independence Day . . . and should be recognized and celebrated as such.

Each and every day, you have the freedom to choose what you want to have in life, what you want to do in life, and what you want to be in life. And you have the freedom to pursue those goals in any way that you see fit.

That doesn’t mean that accomplishing those goals is totally up to you—and you alone. Quite the contrary. You are continually receiving divine assistance. You are constantly being divinely guided and supported in fulfilling your heart’s desires in the most beneficial way possible. But you will never be forced to do anything that you don’t choose to do.

You always have the freedom—the independence—to follow divine guidance . . . or not. You can choose to row with the divine flow, and reach your chosen destinations with effortless ease. Or, you can choose to take a more arduous route, and row against the flow by ignoring or resisting divine direction. It’s up to you.

The wonderful thing about your freedom of choice is this: Every choice you make in life—whether it is guided or unguided, divinely inspired or ego-driven—gives you an opportunity to learn from your experience, grow in wisdom and compassion, and ultimately discover more about your own divinely loving and creative nature.

But again, it’s your choice. You can choose to learn and grow from the experiences you create . . . or not.

Here’s to the joy that comes from creating our lives and living our lives by choice. May we always be grateful for the freedom we have to do that.


© 2009 by Steven Lane Taylor
Author of Row, Row, Row Your Boat:
A Guide for Living Life in the Divine Flow


How to Serve Others – Best of the Week

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race


This week on Intent was all about volunteering and being of service to others and what role it takes in our personal wellness. President Obama is calling on all Americans this summer to particiapte in our nation’s recovery and renewal by serving in our communities. So in the spirit of Independence Day and being of service to others, we turned to our Intent voices for ideas on what can we do to get involved? What are the benefits of volunteering? See below for all their wisdom, which is ofcourse for people all over the world and not just the United States. Together we can all heal the world.

We also wanted to remind everybodyIntent Team is trying to get as many support clicks as possible on our intent to clean up our beaches. Right now, we have 46 clicks of support. We have until July 15 to get as many clicks as possible. (One support = one minute of Intent Team volunteerig).  If we can get a total of at least 90 clicks by mid-July, that would be amazing. Please click on our intent and support us so we can get as many minutes as possible for our beach clean-up day. Our beach clean-up day is on Saturday, July 18 at Dockwelier Beach in Southern California between 10AM and noon. We highly encourage all of you Southern California Intenters to join us!

Our Call to Serve:

How to Get Involved:

Why Should You Volunteer?

Giving Back and Your Wellness:

Hope this inspires you to sign up and go serve your community. If you are looking for volunteer opportunites in your neighborhood check out SERVE.GOV. It has all the information you would need.

Have a safe and fun 4th of July and don’t forget to support our intent


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