Take Action

The activities below connect learning to community and empower youth voice and choice to take action to make a difference. 

Philanthropy education and service-learning guide young people to learn about community and their role in it. In the learning process they build community with their peers. They develop skills and knowledge. We guide them to explore needs, history, systems, and ways to take action. Their problem-solving and voice lead them to creatively take action

Take Action Using Youth Voice

We learn about the process of service-learning and different types of service action and reflection. The Simple Safe Service guides inspire a variety of action with service ideas to take action from home. 

The Stages of Service Learning

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The Stages of Service Learning

Learning and action through service-learning (SL) give young people a sense of purpose and internal motivation because what they do matters and makes a difference. In this guide you will learn about the process of SL—investigating needs, planning a project, taking action, and demonstrating and reflecting on their impact— and also how SL develops critical-thinking skills.

The Four Types of Service

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The Four Types of Service

Youth action may be direct, indirect, advocacy, research, or a combination of these. Click to learn more about the types of service and for easy-to-share examples that will inspire youth to take action. 

Simple Safe Service Guides

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Simple Safe Service Guides

All of the Simple Safe Service guides are compiled here. These Simple Safe Service guides provide directions for generous actions that encourage youth voice and promote the common good. Each project includes step-by-step instructions and an optional lesson plan. Click below and then refine the search by adding keywords.

Service Stories of Youth Leaders

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Service Stories of Youth Leaders

Here are a few of the inspiring stories of educators and youth leaders who used Learning to Give lessons and activities to teach knowledge and action of generosity in community. Read about group projects of empowered young people through giving and service. You, too, could be featured on this page!

The Power of Reflection

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The Power of Reflection

In this educator mini-course learn to engage the hearts and minds of volunteers and activists in order to increase the meaning of any service experience and explore the purpose of reflection and reflection techniques. 

These activities guide us to understand ourselves and our communities, what we care about and our role and purpose in the larger community.

Philanthropy education and service-learning guide young people to learn about community and their role in it. In the learning process...