October Days of Service
International Day of Non-Violence (October 2): The International Day of Nonviolence is set on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi to spread the message of nonviolence through education and awareness. Individuals, organizations, and nations create practical acts of peace on a shared date. This is a great time to explore themes of anti-bullying and community building. See lesson plans below.
World Food Day (October 16) This day was established as an international effort to increase sustainable food production, distribution, and health. What can we do to make progress toward the SDG of zero hunger? This video introduces the work of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N.
Make a Difference Day (October 25): "Make Your Mark on the World." Engage youth in selecting issues of interest in their community, and doing small acts or service projects that add up to making a big difference. Organize a Make a Difference Day with your school and community!
National Disabilities Awareness Month: Lesson plans build empthaty and understanding of the strengths and abilities of people with mental and physical differences.