Students learn about the different types of foundations and how they differ from other nonprofits. They collaborate to explore what needs their own foundation will address.
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Unit: Foundations: Unit Two of Establishing a Student-Run Foundation
Students research what nonprofit organizations are in their regional community and study their purpose and what is in their annual reports. They clarify the differences between a nonprofit and for-profit organization.
Students identify needs in the school and community and have a discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of keeping the areas of focus for their foundation open or defined to a narrow focus (e.g., addressing environment or poverty). The advantage of an open foundation is the...
What is the value of a name? Students discuss the meaning and purpose that is communicated in the name of an organization and the names of people. ...
Students learn the purpose and roles of leadership. They examine other leaders and determine which traits they value for their foundation. They use a decision-making model to select leaders. ...
Unit: Hands On Philanthropy: A High School Course at Kentucky Country Day School
To introduce students to the concept of philanthropy
To bring members of the local and school community together to showcase what the students learned while taking the class. ...
To have students find a problem that needs to be solved or a cause in which they have interest and develop a creative presentation to the class.
To reflect on what students learned from this philanthropy class and to gather their feedback on the class experience.
Unit: Project on Poverty and Homelessness at Sea Crest School
Students identify emergency food assistance programs and stereotypes surrounding hunger....