Unit Overview 

Students learn about entrepreneurship and philanthropy through the process of researching nonprofits and selling snacks in school to raise money to address a community need they have identified.

Service Experience 
In Lesson Five: The Philanthropy Market Is Open Today the class earns money in a snack sale that requires their time and donated items. They purchase an item that benefits the whole class, school or members of the community. They present the gift in a ceremonial fashion. (For example, one teacher and her first graders purchased a picnic table for the school grounds. They wrapped the gift with a large ribbon around it and the teacher conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the other classes and school principal.)
Lessons in This Unit