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The Walnut Ridge High School Chapter of because I said I would keeps promises to help others in need through volunteerism and works to become better citizens through personal development workshops.  There is a regularly scheduled meetup every month and other gatherings as needed (e.g. a volunteer project). 


1. Personal Development for Members

We provide personal development in two ways: individual promises and workshops.


Individual Promises:

Most people have a promise they are working on fulfilling. Whether it's losing weight, quitting smoking, learning a second language or another personal commitment, these promises are important to the betterment of ourselves and often the world around us. Evidence in social science strongly suggests that accountability support from other people significantly increases goal attainment rates compared to planning independently and trying to motivate yourself. Because I said I would Fairview High School makes it easy to hold yourself accountable through the support of others.



Time management. The science of motivation. How to say sorry. There are so many different topics in self-improvement, social science, history and other areas that can help us grow into stronger citizens. However, seeking out and evaluating this content can be time consuming and challenging. Our local chapters make it easy for our members to continuously learn by delivering new thought-provoking ideas, stories and research each month.

2. Unified Charitable Promises in Our Local Community

Watch the local news for 10 minutes and you will see pain and suffering. The world is in need. As local members of because I said I would Fairview High School, we identify and assess needs in our community and make impactful promises as a team to meet those needs (e.g., clean up trash in the park, help a family in need, support the homeless, etc.). We are a task force for good. A lot of worthwhile humanitarian causes and projects unfortunately lack committed individuals behind them. Through our determination we come together to build happiness, establish peace and reduce suffering. Sometimes when we want to help others, we don't know where to start. We make it easy and accessible to get involved in the Columbus community to make a difference.


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