April Events and Teaching Resources

April Entry Points for Learning about Philanthropy and Service

  • National Volunteer Week: A time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service. Focus student attention on the importance of volunteers, and end the week with Earth Day.
  • Earth Day (April 22): Since 1970, Earth Day has been educating people about the issues our planet faces.
  • Global Youth Service Day: Join the largest service event in the world that mobilizes millions of youth to improve their communities through service. http://gysd.org/ 

Earth Day (April 22)

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Earth Day (April 22)

Encourage environmental stewardship through awareness, problem identification, problem solving, and team building focused around an environmental service project. Since 1970, Earth Day has been educating people about the issues our planet faces. Featured lessons for April focus on environmental themes, such as pollution, conservation, water, animal welfare, recycling and taking personal action for the common good.