Now familiar with how a community foundation serves the community, the learners form a Youth Advisory Committee and use parliamentary procedure to conduct business.
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Unit: Advise and Consent
Participants learn about different types of foundations and how they work toward improving the common good.
Unit: Philanthropy 101 Course of The Westminster Schools
To introduce students to grantmaking and the work of community foundations.
To understand the workings of a large foundation that distributes major capital gifts and programmatic gifts like scholarships for higher education.
To help students understand the language of private foundations, their unique terms, and specific definitions. Furthermore, to help students learn the specific rules and regulations governing private foundations that help foundations stay in compliance with IRS regulations. Finally, to help...
Unit: Foundations: Unit Two of Establishing a Student-Run Foundation
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.
Students learn about the history of foundations and the role individuals played in their development.
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...
Unit: The Power of Children
Students are introduced to philanthropy and service-learning. They learn about different needs in the community and community organizations that address these needs. Students are introduced to the full scope of the Project Based Learning (PBL) project. This unit follows the...
Unit: Nonprofits are Necessary (6-8)
The purpose of this lesson is to have students name and recognize nonprofit organizations within the local community.