Discuss concepts of public, private, and civic responsibility, and set the stage for explaining the project criteria. Students begin working in groups to discuss ideas for their projects.
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The group reviews the list of issues and ways to take action, including those gathered with their families. They narrow the list through consensus. They invite a local Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee member to talk about their work and grant process....
Unit: Dear Philanthropist
Unit: Using and Abusing Credit
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce learners to the complex economic world of credit and credit cards. The learners will identify the uses as well as the abuses of credit and credit cards, and explore ways to effectively utilize them so that they will be better able to spend, save, invest...
Unit: Living In a Community
Students learn that the community has four sectors: business, government, nonprofit and family. The students take a walk through a central business district in their local community and identify which sector funds or is represented by different buildings, business, parks and so on.
Unit: One Person's Trash
The purpose of this lesson is have the learners plan and set up an Art Exhibit and Auction to create an awareness of the problems associated with waste disposal within their community, and raise funds to contribute to a locally identified non-profit organization that promotes recycling efforts/...
Students gain awareness that community organizations need resources (money and materials) to help people in need. Students may organize a penny drive to raise funds for a chosen community organization.
Focus Question: How can we use time and talent to raise treasure for a community need...
The purpose of this lesson is to help students understand the process that is followed when preparing an appeal for aid. They will use the information gathered in the last lesson to prepare their presentation to a mock philanthropic organization.
Students will experience the pride of producing a finished book. They will realize the value of their contribution to the community. Finally, they will celebrate the hard work and efforts that made their project possible.