To introduce students to volunteering through a local nonprofit or the service program at their school so that they understand the importance of giving their time to make a difference in the greater community....
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Unit: Philanthropy 101 Course of The Westminster Schools
Unit: Urban EdVenture Course by the Westminster Schools
Community members share stories of experiences in philanthropy.
Author: Urban EdVenture Faculty
Unit: You Can Make a Difference (1st Grade)
This lesson will teach children about volunteers and the difference they make in our world. The children will conclude that even they can volunteer and make a difference in their community.
Unit: Living History-An Intergenerational Philanthropy Project
The children write and publish their Living History books, following their interview notes and book format traditions.
Unit: Roots of Philanthropy (Teen)
Youth Activity: This interactive activity helps young people understand philanthropy and the language used when describing philanthropic actions. The facilitator sets the tone for a “fun” experience with words....
Unit: Roots of Philanthropy (Elementary)
Youth Activity: Participants discover how their time can equal dollars to help their community. See the handout for supplemental faith-based discussion questions.
“My call tonight is for every American to commit at least two years, or 4,000 hours, over the rest of your lifetime...
Unit: Soup's On in Our Community
Young people learn about philanthropy through the book Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen and a visit from a nonprofit representative.
Unit: Sharing and Caring Across Generations
In this lesson, a picture books raises awareness of the importance of memories to the people of all ages that make up a community. The children learn the definition of philanthropy and identify an act of philanthropy in the literature book Wilfrid Gordon...
Unit: Pitch In Philanthropic Puppet Project
Young people perform their puppet plays in order to teach others about environmental issues. They reflect on this project by writing an answer to some essential questions of the unit: What does it mean to be a philanthropist? What does it mean to be an environmentalist?
Unit: Let's Make Lemonade
As a group, the young people and their families make all the preparations for the lemonade sale, including making posters and advertising in creative ways. The posters communicate about the purpose for the sale and the impact they hope to make. The children prepare the lemonade for the sale and...