Plan Giving Instruction through Your Calendar

Planning Activities and Projects for the Year

As you build community and cultural competence, add these monthly themes to your calendar and use the activities and service-learning projects throughout the year. Select a month below to find activities, guides, lessons, project ideas, and more!  

Click on the name of the month below to find that month's resources. 


  • Character education 
  • Building community and kindness
  • Cultural competency
  • Back to School


  • National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • September 11 Day of Service and Remembrance
  • Grandparents Day (September 11)
  • Citizenship/Constitution Day (September 17)


  • International Day of Nonviolence (Oct 2)
  • Indigenous Peoples' Day (Oct 11)
  • World Food Day (Oct 16)
  • National Disabilities Awareness Month 
  • Islamic Heritage Month
  • Bullying Prevention Month


  • Native American Heritage Month 
  • National Homeless Youth Awareness Month
  • Election Day (first Tuesday after the first Monday of November)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • National Philanthropy Day (November 15)
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20)
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • #GivingTuesday


  • December holidays from many faith traditions
  • Generosity to community nonprofits and end-of-year financial gifts


  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day   
  • National Mentoring Month


  • Black History Month
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week
  • Valentine's Day (February 14)
  • Presidents' Day    


  • March is Reading Month
  • Women's History Month
  • World Water Day (March 22)
  • Transgender Day of Visibility (March 31)


  • Autism Awareness Month
  • National Volunteer Week
  • Earth Day (April 22)
  • Global Youth Service Day


  • Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Mother’s Day
  • Memorial Day  


  • LGBTQ+ Pride Month
  • National Lemonade Days (Early June)
  • Juneteenth (June 19)
  • World Refugee Day  (June 20)
  • Father's Day