#ToteChallenge: Young people investigate the problems caused by plastic shopping bags, then propose solutions they can take to address the problems. They brainstorm uses for plastic bags. This lesson gives guidelines to design a reusable shopping tote out of an old T-shirt using engineering, problem-solving, creativity, and communication. They take action for the common good by using and sharing their project and by educating the community about problems and solutions to the plastic bag crisis.
"Different people have different opinions, and it's okay to respect all of them." - Juan Pablo Galavis
We don't have to agree, but we can seek to understand.
Tips for effective conversations
- Show respect for others.
- Be kind (civil) even if you ...
What habits can you incorporate into your lifestyle that promote the common good? How can you plan for your future to ensure you live philanthropically?
- Your Life, Your Legacy handout below
- self- ...
Kwame Alexander’s award winning book “The Undefeated” is a poem to celebrate the creativity, perseverance, grit and impact of Black Americans on the history of the United States of America. It is both a call to action and a reminder to all that we must never give up.
This book is an adaptation for young people of the New York Times Bestselling book, White Rage. This book received several accolades including, an NAACP Image Award finalist book, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, and a NYPL Best Book for Teens.
History texts often...
This is the story of Fabiola Toussaint, a Haitian immigrant who moves with her aunt and cousins to Detroit, on the corner of American Street and Joy Road. But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration, so Fabiola finds herself having to...
Resource Guide by Anthony Salciccioli
This resource guide includes video, literature guides, activities, and lessons that may be used in order or selectively. The discussions and lessons are intended to empower youth voice and guide them toward...
Do you know what advocacy means? Is donating money the only way to help serve your community? This video will help you understand the importance of advocacy and how to advocate for your community.
What changes do you think philanthropy can cause in you? How can you take what you have learned through service to better your philanthropic actions in the future?
One meeting at the beginning of the year and one meeting at the end of the year
Why is our impact on the community greater when we work together? How can you work in a group to serve community needs?
- One chair per five participants