“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Helping children succeed at school is a priority for many teachers and parents. We all want students to succeed in school and gain the skills and knowledge necessary for a promising future, there's no question about it. But what can you do to inspire youth and young adults to live a life of giving and caring for the common good?

Here are 7 ways to teach and raise children who give, share, and care!
  1. Model and teach giving and caring in your classroom or family!  

  2. Share information with other teachers or families and include your students' peers in volunteer activites.

  3. Contact your other teachers in your network, or other schools, and encourage them to use Learning to Give's teacher-developed, teacher-tested lesson plans as part of the core curriculum!

  4. Encourage your school to include high-quality "Academic Service-Learning" as a teaching method.

  5. Create opportunities for young people to be involved in the activities of local charities through your invovlement as a volunteer or as a member of a local nonprofit board.

  6. Read books to children that contain messages of giving, service, caring, and community.

  7. Organize a philanthropy walk: Walk around your "downtown" pointing out all of the nonprofit organizations, churches, libraries and human services groups that form your community's powerful network of giving and serving.