A youth from a Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee speaks to the group about the program, their duties, and the process of applying for a grant to do service work.
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Unit: What Is a Youth Advisory Committee?
Unit: Comics and Cartoons of a Civil Society (10th Grade)
Reviewing current political cartoons related to justice, equity, and racism, learners identify how language and humor act as a form of social action. They create their own cartoons or statement promoting or showing the damage of one of these themes.
Unit: Investing In Others
Learners discuss the word homeless and how it is used in a sentence (as adjective and noun). After reading an article about homelessness by Anna Quindlen, they discuss a respectful way to use the language that describes a group of people who are vulnerable...
Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 6)
Learners write an acrostic poem about Dr. King's life and work, focusing particularly on his perseverance. ...
Unit: Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 8)
Learners reflect on universal obstacles to persevering and write creative "one-liners" to help them face obstacles with creativity, determination, and humor....
Unit: We Can All Do Our Share
This lesson introduces the definition of philanthropy. The children are given the opportunity to see that philanthropy is something in which they are capable of participating. The memory building game stimulates the children to choose many different ways of being philanthropic. The...
Unit: Living In a Community
The children select a service project based on interests and abilities, and community needs. They plan and carry out the project. Some community projects may include fixing up a park, helping at the library, helping a neighbor, building bird houses for the nature center, and making banners...
The children explore attributes of the community in which they live. They compare ways to be generous in rural, urban, and suburban communities.
Unit: Constitution Day
Students explore the components of the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution and apply them to their own lives, with a particular emphasis on philanthropy. This lesson is designed for Citizenship/Constitution Day (September 17) and connects students to the community-building focus of the...
Unit: Dear Philanthropist
From stories and examples, participants identify attributes, motivation, and impact of philanthropists.