EVERYONE has something to give

EVERYONE has something to give
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Sharpening News Literacy

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Sharpening News Literacy

January 24-28, 2022 is National News Literacy Week. Our individual voice is one of the most powerful tools we have to make the world a better place. Make sure you are sharing accurate information with these tips and tools from iCivics. Sharpening news literacy skills helps us evaluate the reliability and credibility of information and sources. 


We help you empower the youth in your community

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This is Philanthropy and Service

We help you empower the youth in your community

In today's world, many kids feel isolation and anxiety. They may envision their future based on limited options they see. Many lack experience taking responsibility to address conflict and challenges. Often, young people grow up unaware of their community’s assets or the power of nonprofit sector.

Learning to Give philanthropy education resources help families, educators, youth groups, and communities ...  

  • educate children and youth about the issues and strengths in our communities,
  • equip youth with skills and connections, and,
  • empower youth to take personal action for the common good.

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  • Unit: 
    Cultural Competence
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    Why do we have cultural recognition months? The U.S. calendar of holidays includes months like National Hispanic Heritage Month and National Women's History Month in recognition of groups that have been historically underrepresented in the U.S.

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    Cultural Competence
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    One of the keys to unlocking cultural competence is reading diverse books with characters and locations that represent a variety of cultures. In this activity, young people define and discuss the value of representation. They do an audit of a book collection to identify representation and gaps.

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    TeachOne: King's Words of Challenge
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    In response to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s challenge, we explore what it means to be the best with the talents you have. Students practice listening and responding with respect. They raise awareness through volunteering of the benefit to communities of a variety of contributions.

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    Powerful Words Unite Us in Service
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    Lead a discussion about the power of words to include, instruct, and inspire action. Participants analyze quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, about being open and inclusive. Design social justice posters to teach others about what they learned. 

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    TeachOne for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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    Students use visual literacy skills to talk about an artistic image. They listen respectfully to the different opinions and perspectives of their classmates.

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    Building a Caring and Inclusive Classroom
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    At the beginning of the year we get to create our classroom community. We get to decide how we will learn and grow and play with each other for the rest of the year. This is a new beginning for all. As we start to d

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    No Boundaries
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    Youth with disabilities are more like us than different. We all want other people to understand us. In this lesson, youth learn about needs of differently abled children in their school or community and take a step toward removing barriers. They raise awareness of ways to understand and show respect for people with disabilities through a service project. 

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    No Boundaries
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    We're all the same in one basic way: We all want other people to understand us. In this lesson, youth learn about needs of differently abled children in their school or community and take a step toward removing barriers. They use the persuasive power of communication to raise awareness of ways to understand and show respect for people with disabilities through a service project. 

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    TeachOne: Words Bring Peace
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    In this lesson, students learn that we all have ideas and talents to make the world a better place. This is an opportunity to demonstrate and feel the impact of kindness, inclusion, and listening on a caring community.

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    TeachOne: Words Bring Peace
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    In this lesson, the students learn to use their voice to say something to make the world a better place. This is an opportunity to demonstrate and feel the impact of kindness, inclusion, and listening on a caring community.

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help improve student attitudes and school culture
empower students to see their value to society
increase student empathy and respect