EVERYONE has something to give

EVERYONE has something to give
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Spark a Giving Conversation

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Spark a Giving Conversation

Through conversation we can find common ground and build a sense of generosity and personal power to give.

This guide is designed to facilitate conversations around your dinner table or with youth in your community. Giving is the work of a lifetime, and we each have the power to make the world a better place through our voices, gifts, empathy, and action.


We help you empower the youth in your community

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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: 
    GivingTuesday
    Grades 
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    We define philanthropy and discuss the joy of giving, as well as various ways to give through nonprofits in the community.

  • Unit: 
    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. 

  • Unit: 
    No Boundaries
    Grades 
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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. 

  • Unit: 
    Building a Caring and Inclusive Classroom
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    Building a caring and inclusive classroom begins with an understanding of where students are at not just academically, but emotionally. Many students today have been exposed to adverse childhood experiences that affect their ability to regulate their emotions. By teaching children

  • Unit: 
    Building a Caring and Inclusive Classroom
    Grades 
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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 decide what kind

  • Unit: 
    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.

  • Unit: 
    TeachOne: Words Bring Peace
    Grades 
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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.

  • Unit: 
    Building a Caring and Inclusive Classroom
    Grades 
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    Students gain empathy and use language to describe the mixed feelings that come with being new to a community. They watch and discuss video clips and compare character traits.

  • Unit: 
    Tote Challenge
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    #ToteChallenge: Young people investigate the problems caused by plastic shopping bags, then propose solutions they can take to address the problems. They brainstorm uses for plastic bags.

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Let's Talk about Giving

Talking about giving and generosity matters in the community we create together. Everyone has something to give. 

 

Learning to Give has the tools you need to educate, equip, and empower today's youth for a better world. 

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empower students to see their value to society
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