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. 


  • 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)
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • #GivingTuesday


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


  • 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)


  • 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