Youth and Learning to Give
This course gives a step-by-step plan for building community and addressing community needs we care about. We define philanthropy and help youth identify their passions and identify needs before planning to give their time, talent, and treasure in connection to learning and community. Learn tips and tools through lessons, activities, project ideas, and training.
After completing this course (about 45 minutes), the learner is prompted to take a bief quiz based on the content. Upon successful completion of this quiz, the learner may request a certificate suitable for a professional development portfolio, or as proof of .75 educational clock hours that can be used toward continuing education credit in most states. Please contact your State Department of Education or school district for specific information. Documentation of the completed courses and copies of the certificate are stored under "My Account" of the Learning to Give website where the learner may access (and print) them at any time.
The learner will:
- gain tips and tools for building community and identifying needs.
- identify the goals of philanthropy education and service-learning.
- name the benefits of teaching philanthropy and service.
- learn the service-learning process.
- reflect on personal experiences with volunteering.
How can you help youth discover what they care about? Through discussion and relationship building, you will get to know more about youth - what they care about, their interests, and what they are good at. These are the things that are going to make your year of Learning to Give successful. Here are some tools and suggestions to find out what kids care about so you can transfer project ownership from adult to youth.
When you know your group's interests and strengths, you can facilitate meaningful opportunities to inspire them toward action. When learning and service are meaningful and connected to what they care about, the youth feel ownership and take on more responsibility. Put their voices at the center of the giving project to facilitate pride in making a difference.
Service-learning is a strategy that allows adults to put the responsibility for identifying needs and taking action (learning and service) in the hands of youth. This section illustrates the service-learning process with a few stories of youth in action.
This quiz has four multiple-choice questions based on the mini-course "Infuse Learning to Give into Your Teaching." If you answer 75 percent correctly, you will have the opportunity to download a personalized certificate. You may revisit the course and retake the quiz, if desired.