Ignite meaningful action that lights up the world through "Service Sparks" youth projects! Spark a conversation about giving and generosity. Follow this simple guide to talk about generous action for the good of all. One conversation may spark another and spread generosity like ripples in the larger community. A great lead-up to the holidays and #GivingTuesday.
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In this lesson, the learners tell stories of two events in history: a current event from their own point of view and an earlier significant event shared by an older friend or relative. They compare and evaluate how philanthropy responded to each event as well as how they each disrupted...
In this book, Lubna arrives as a refugee in a tent city after escaping an unknown place in the Middle East with her father. She faces confusion and loneliness while missing her family. Lubna finds comfort in talking to a pebble until she meets another friend. Her generosity when she finds a home and leaves her new friend is a touching example of the power of empathy and kindness.
In collaboration with the Fetzer Institute's Generosity of Spirit project team, Learning to Give brings you access to stories from all over the world that speak of the gifts and challenges of leading a generous life.
This collection of world myths and folktales (linked below) is accompanied by lesson plans at the high school level and a reflection guide for teachers, parents, and youth leaders.
The learners build on their understanding, seeking actual facts and statistics about homelessness locally and nationally.
Students read about the Orphan Train and compare and contrast how that philanthropic effort has evolved today.
This all-new History of US Philanthropy Timeline features stories of diverse individuals and organizations who have used their time, voice, connections and resources to make an impact on the world. Young people, who are capable changemakers, can examine this history to question and explore the ways philanthropy has created lasting change and changed itself. By sharing stories of the past, we equip and empower youth to shape the story of philanthropy today and in the future.
Recognizing that each person has their own story as complex and meaningful as one's own, we build empathy and connection to others. When we take care of our own worries, needs, and joys, we can be better balanced for collaborating with others for a better world.
Self-care and social-emotional well-being are foundational aspects of effective philanthropy. By exploring their own needs and practicing empathy, youth learn to be constructive members of a community from a place of strength and balance. This lesson is best in collaboration with a social worker...
Students are introduced to the VING video project. They have the opportunity to create a brief video as an application to award someone they admire $1,000 as a needed boost. This lesson guides discussion of why and how to take action for the good of someone in the community.