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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Youth Activity: Participants will re-examine the definition of philanthropy and recognize philanthropic traits. They will begin to understand philanthropy and see themselves as philanthropists. Participants will begin to see themselves in a “new light” and reflect on how...
To introduce students to fundraising and to guide them as they raise funds that will be used by the class for grantmaking to selected organizations
To help students see music as an art form that identifies social injustice, advocates for change, and proclaims hope on behalf of the forgotten.
Unit: Be the Change: Violence
The students will consider ways in which they can be peaceful within a violent community, country, or world. They will learn about domestic violence and visit a women's shelter or hear a presentation from a shelter representative....
This is an introduction to the differences and similarities between temperate and tropical rainforests. The group discusses patterns in where rainforests are located, and they begin to research characteristics and gain awareness of their biodiversity.
Unit: You Are Uniquely You
Through exploration, we see how six simple machines do their jobs together to get work done. Just as each machine is unique and valuable to the whole, so is each person unique and valuable to our group, to nature, and to the world. We see the value of deliberately respecting others and...
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....
Music may bring joy or it may help people reflect on their feelings. The "freedom songs" may have motivated the Civil Rights activists as they sought to aid the common good, and we can bring music to someone in the community as a gift of generosity and inspiration.