Learning to Give, Philanthropy education resources that teach giving and civic engagement

How Can I Help You?
Lesson 3
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Purpose:

Learners will describe the work of nonprofits and research their role in the local community. They will research which local nonprofits welcome the work of volunteers and provide a data base for other students who are looking for community service opportunities.

Duration:

Three Forty-Five Minute Class Periods

Objectives:

The learner will:

  • define characteristics of not-for-profit organizations.
  • research the work of local not-for-profit organizations.
  • reflect on a career and the role of young persons in philanthropy.

Service Experience:

Although this lesson contains a service project example, decisions about service plans and implementation should be made by students, as age appropriate.
Learn more about the stages of service-learning.

The learners will create a data base of philanthropy opportunities serving with non profit organizations in the community and share this information with other students.

Materials:

  • Telephone access or a computer with Internet access
  • Learner copies of Not For Profit Organization Data Page ( Attachment One )
  • Name Plate and Presentation Reflection Page ( Attachment Two )
  • Transportation to and from local not for profit organizations (optional)
  • Handout 1
    Not For Profit Organization Data Page
    Handout 2
    Name Plate and Presentation Reflection Page

    Instructional Procedure(s):

    Anticipatory Set:

    Ask the learners to close their eyes and imagine that they are entering the office of the CEO of a very important business in the state. Have them run their eyes over the official's desk, taking in the style and construction of the desk, its material and the articles that are on the top of the desk. Have them notice the name plate on the official's desk, if there is one. Based on what they see, have them think of one or two words that might describe how the official sees him/herself or how others see him/her based on this image. Share the responses.

    • Let the learners convey to others who they are (their personality and character traits) using the name plates they designed in Lesson Two: Who Will I Be Tomorrow? Included in the presentation will be their description of their future life style, dreams and goals, their personality description and philosophical point of view.
    • To introduce students to the concept of volunteering, review characteristics of not-for-profit organizations as noted in Lesson One: Who Am I Today? and Lesson Two: Who Will I Be Tomorrow? Lead a brainstorming discussion on methods of investigating not-for-profit organizations that use volunteers.
    • Assign students to work in small groups. Distribute Not For Profit Organization Data Page ( Attachment One ) and have each group choose a non profit organization to research via the Internet, telephone and/or personal visit. They should complete the Data Page for their organization they are researching.
    • To further understand the process of volunteering, ask students to share their newly acquired volunteer knowledge with other students in a think-pair-share activity. Collect the data pages, assemble them into a booklet and present it to the media center as a resource for the entire student body to use.
    • Have the learners complete the Name Plate and Presentation Reflection Page ( Attachment Two ) and present the information informally to the class.

    Assessment:

    Student learning will be assessed through completion of Not For Profit Organization Data Page ( Attachment One ) and Name Plate and Presentation Reflection Page ( Attachment Two ) .

    Bibliographical References:

     

    Lesson Developed By:

    Joycee Lindstrom
    Pinellas County Schools
    St. Petersburg High School
    St. Petersburg, FL 33713

    Lynn Mattiace
    Pinellas County Schools
    St. Petersburg High School
    St. Petersburg, FL 33713

    Sharon Hall
    Pinellas County Schools
    St. Petersburg High School
    St. Petersburg, FL 33713

    Handouts:

    Handout 1Print Handout 1

    Not For Profit Organization Data Page

    Name of Organization: ____________________________________________________________

    Address: ______________________________________________________________________

    Phone Number: ( ) _______________________________________________________________

    Contact Person: _________________________________________________________________

    Service Provided to the Community: __________________________________________________

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    Type of Volunteer Work Available at This Site: __________________________________________

    ______________________________________________________________________________

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    Days and Times When Help Is Welcome: ______________________________________________

    ______________________________________________________________________________

    Skills Needed To Work at This Site: __________________________________________________

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    Miscellaneous Information: _________________________________________________________

    ______________________________________________________________________________


    Handout 2Print Handout 2

    Name Plate and Presentation Reflection Page

    When I designed my name plate, I learned the following things about myself, my personality, and the importance of good character traits:

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    Through the research I did on a not for profit organization, I learned:

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    I believe young persons have the following role in philanthropy (giving of time, talent or goods):

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    Unit Contents:

    Overview:Who Am I and How Does This Impact Where I Am
    Going? Summary

    Lessons:

    1.
    Who Am I Today?
    2.
    Who Will I Be Tomorrow?
    3.
    How Can I Help You?

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