Unit Overview 

Through literature, students recognize that everyone can be a philanthropist by sharing time, talent, or treasure for the common good. They will listen and respond to a presentation given by a member of a Community Foundation (a Youth Advisory Committee member, if possible) and write a grant proposal.

Service Experience 
The students will participate in a community service project that will be determined by the class.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Just What Is a YAC (Youth Advisory Committee)?
Lesson 2 of 5
Grades: 
3
4
5

The class will review the list of possible service projects from the previous lesson and those that they gathered with their families. After working in small groups, they will narrow the list to one or two projects through consensus. The teacher will explain that there are organizations that can help fund service projects. Letters (or a phone call) will be written to invite a local Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee member to the classroom to explain their purpose.