Demonstrate the Impact You've Made

Grade Level: 
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Youth Advisory Committee
Youth Club
Video Clip and Discussion Guide: In this set of videos, youth display the impact they have made through putting together fun informative videos about their different philanthropic acts. Watch these videos to generate ideas for your youth philanthropy group to put together a video project that demonstrates their impact!

Anticipatory Set

What ways can you show people the impact of philanthropy? What resources and platforms do you have available to use to help get out your message?  


Video 1

Video Project Winner - Mount Pleasant Area Community Foundation YAC

In this video the Mount Pleasant Area Community Foundation YAC communicates what philanthropy is and the impact it has on others during a site visit to one of their grantee organizations.

Video 2

A Mini-Grant Video!

This video shows how a class of elementary students got creative and wrote a song to demonstrate the impact their service project had on lowering stress during tests. 

Video 3

30-Hour Famine Project

In this video youth discuss in an interview type setting what they have learned from participating in a 30-Hour Famine Service Project.


  1. Why do you think it is important to share with others what you have done for the community?
  2. What community members should you demonstarte the impact of philanthropy to? 
  3. What resources do you have available to you to get your message out?
  4. What different types of techniques/styles did each of these groups utilize in their videos? Which one would best fit communicating your message? 

Follow-Up Activity 

After making a grant or completeing a service project get together with your group and make a short video clip on the impact your actions have had on others and the community. Plan what direction you want the video to take, who will film it, and who will be in it. Be sure to get everyone's and their gaurdians' permission before posting to social media.