Recording your kids/youth is as easy as using the voice memo on your smartphone.
Here is the simple process:
1. Have your kids/youth identify which spiritual fruit/positive character trait will be their focus. A good place to start is to ask about one of the following: kindness, peace, love, integrity, justice, faith or respect.
2. You are welcome to frame your conversation using a line of scripture with that spiritual fruit/character trait. You may also use other kinds of story offering a moral as illustrative if desired.
3. Read the scripture/story into the voice recorder of your smartphone, then ask your child(ren) to comment on what it means to them. Try not to coach or edit, but let them speak their truth!
4. End the commentary with: thanks for listening to Common Good Radio, my name is xxxxxxx (child’s first name only) and I am xx (age) years old. If you want to name a country, state, city or town, that is fine. Some folks like to name their religious or civic organization (i.e., Main Street Church, Boys Scouts, Girl Scouts etc.)
5. Send the file in MP3 or MP4 format to: firstname.lastname@example.org
6. If the piece requires a great deal of editing, feel invited to donate to us on our homepage using the PayPal icon. It helps us with the cost of editing and is tax deductible. Thank you in advance!
7. Then listen for your recording to be part of our global programming! It will be heard all over the planet, influencing how people hear all that kids have to say about what is true and real in their world.
We believe in developing voices of truth through young people. We aim to empower them to believe in their own voice and to lay theirs beside voices that are both similar and different. We believe that children who learn to listen and speak thoughtfully are developing leadership and articulation that will contribute to the common good of us all.
Thank you for participating in the journey for the common good.
If you add your child or group’s full name, we will not publish or sell it, but will send a certificate via email reply of participation as a voice for the common good on Common Good Radio.