A Simple Safe Service project from home: Interview a grandparent or elderly friend to find out what they did for fun when they were young, and how it is the same and different than you. Follow your phone or video interview with a card in the mail. Or make friendly door hangers to donate to a local home for senior residents.
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Through this storytelling activity, children develop respect and empathy for others as they engage in the philanthropic act of generous listening. Together, we are building a culture that fosters communication and listening skills. In this StoryCorps style interview, children develop questions and choose who to interview.
Servant leaders are people who practice a leadership philosophy that “enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations, and ultimately creates a more just and caring world.” For this activity, youth create their own oral history recording by interviewing an individual who they consider a servant leader. Youth will glean lessons from the interview and create and preserve a historical record of a story that is worthwhile knowing.
We are made by history. In this activity, youth read the stories of philanthropic African Americans and influential related events that made America what it is today. Then they create a virtual Pop-Up Museum as an advocacy service project in which they tell stories of Black history and philanthropy.
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...
This lesson is a celebration to culminate this intergenerational project. The children make a final visit to the senior center or retirement home where all the participants gather for a snack and a farewell celebration. The children read aloud and give their published Living History Books to...
The children write and publish their Living History books, following their interview notes and book format traditions.
Children develop sharing and learning relationships with senior friends from a local senior center or retirement home as they volunteer to write the "living history" of that person. Partners from both generations discuss how they have been philanthropists in their lives.
We are made by history. In this activity, youth read the stories of philanthropic African Americans and influential related events that made America what it is today.
With each learner listening to a video about a specific perspective in the history of philanthropy, the learners piece together and explore the history of philanthropic behavior (sharing, community collaboration, service) from ancient cultures to today, as well as compare themes of love and