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 align with activities and service-learning projects throughout the year. Select a month below to find activities, guides, lessons, project ideas, and more! This PDF provides a printable version of resources and service ideas to help you plan your year.  

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

August

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

September 

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

October

  • 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

November

  • 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)
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • #GivingTuesday

December 

  • December holidays from many faith traditions
  • Hunger and Malnutrition Awareness

January

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

February

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

March

  • March is Reading Month
  • Women's History Month
  • World Water Day (March 22)

April

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

May

  • Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Mother’s Day
  • Memorial Day  

June

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