Video Clip and Discussion Guide: Participants explore a variety of philanthropy behaviors as a life-long action and reflect on their philanthropic dreams and goals, focusing on what they can give and the difference it can make.
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Video Clip and Discussion Guide: You have interests and talents that can be used to help out your community. Find out how to connect your passions with community needs in this video and discussion guide.
In this activity, participants use critical thinking to deconstruct an issue they care about. They identify a problem, explore the root causes and effects, and research who the experts are. This is a great way to build community, use creative expression, and come up with different approaches to the next best steps in the service-learning process.
This activity helps youth discover their giving passion. The first step to meaningful philanthropy is identifying issues that really matter to us. In this activity, youth follow their hearts...or rather their heartbreaks to discover what they are passionate about.
Identity self-portraits create opportunities for self-understanding by encouraging youth to reflect on different facets of their identities. Participants illustrate their visible and invisible identity markers, reflect upon how these identities interact with how they perceive themselves and how they are perceived by others.
Get to know yourself and the people you interact with and what they care about with this group envisioning activity. The participants envision their community or world in ten years and describe what it looks like with an issue they care about fixed. Then discuss first steps they can take.
Youth Activity: Participants create a collage depicting philanthropic traits and actions. This collage serves as a visual definition of philanthropy. See the handout for supplemental faith-based discussion questions.
“The future depends entirely on what each of us...