Regional Initiatives

Empowering youth is a collaborative effort. We are all served when our youth embrace the tools of generosity and citizenship. These focused resources were created in partnership within a region or for a specific audience. These are freely available for anyone to use and adapt, or use as a model for their own regional initiative. 

Wayne County, Michigan

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Wayne County, Michigan

Resources for Wayne County youth to learn and take action to make their community better. These lessons and resources were created through a summer Teacher in Residence initiative funded by the McGregor Fund in Wayne County, Michigan. Our vision is all children and youth in Wayne County and other urban areas learn about philanthropy and nonprofts and develop their own voice and purpose as valued citizens in their urban community. 

After-School Service-Learning

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After-School Service-Learning

Use our step-by-step mini-courses for teaching generosity and building community connections in your after-school program. Learning to Give’s Free Teaching and Learning Mini-Courses guide After-School instruction and discussions to help your students internalize that what they do matters in their community, and what is good for their community is good for them. 

Independent Schools Teach Philanthropy

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Independent Schools Teach Philanthropy

Enjoy the work of your peers - Teach a course or unit written by Independent School educators. Through the Learning to Give courses and lessons for independent schools, you will find creative examples of teaching and learning that develop students’ 21st century competencies – collaboration, problem solving, global awareness, and analysis – while equipping students to give, serve, and take citizen action to better their world.

Servant Leadership in Michigan

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Servant Leadership in Michigan

In collaboration with The Johnson Center for Philanthropy at GVSU, this project examines the attributes of Michigan philanthropists. This project includes lessons and activities that center on addressing needs, leadership, career pathways, perseverance, collaboration, and philanthropy. This includes links to videos and stories from the Our State of Generosity project.

Generosity of Spirit: Global Folk Tales and Lessons

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Generosity of Spirit: Global Folk Tales and Lessons

In collaboration with the Fetzer Institute, Learning to Give created high school teaching resources to teach generosity through global folktales and fables. The Generosity of Spirit teaching resources include access to global stories, high school lesson plans, and a reflection guide that may be used with teens and adults. This rich resource is an asset to any classroom. 

We are a global community of diverse stories - past, present, and future. Valuing our communities and sharing our unique stories contribute to a more inclusive world. The following two resources were written by practicing teachers across the country to guide empathy, decision making, community building, and social justice. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) guides include suggested activities and videos to help young people reflect on their personal role in community. Social Justice activities and lesson plans by grade level culminate in a StoryCorps-style project.

Teacher-created philanthropy education lessons magnify the impact of any academic content with themes of generosity, community, and civic and social responsibility. Perfect base for PBL, service-learning, and student-centered instruction. Lessons align to state standards, including Common Core State Standards, and some international standards.