Justice and Kindness Play a Part

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Youth raise awareness of ways to advocate for justice and kindness and bring positive change in their school, community, and world.

PrintOne 55 minute session

The learner will:

  • reflect on experiences of injustice and inequity.
  • describe what it means  to advocate for justice and kindness.
  • cards cut from handout: Justice and Kindness Discussion Cards

 What club could be started to celebrate cultural diversity with values of justice, fairness, and kindness?


  1. Anticipatory Set:

    Discuss: What can someone do when they see someone treated unfairly or when they hear an insensitive comment?

  2. With youth sitting in a circle, distribute the cards facedown that you have cut from the handout: Justice and Kindness Discussion Cards. These are discussion prompts to reflect on examples of injustice.

  3. In turns, they read their card to the group for whole group discussion. They may reflect in their journal or turn to a neighbor before discussing as a whole group.

  4. Discuss whose responsibility it is to promote justice and kindness and why.

  5. Encourage them to think of their role as they listen to the news and social media and hear stories of injustice as well as stories of people working toward equity and fairness. 

Philanthropy Framework

  1. Strand PHIL.I Definitions of Philanthropy
    1. Standard DP 01. Define Philanthropy
      1. Benchmark MS.1 Define philanthropy as individuals and organizations providing their time, talent, and/or treasures intended for the common good throughout history and around the world. Give examples.
  2. Strand PHIL.II Philanthropy and Civil Society
    1. Standard PCS 02. Diverse Cultures
      1. Benchmark MS.1 Examine several examples of philanthropic traditions practiced in diverse cultures.
      2. Benchmark MS.2 Describe the importance of hearing all voices in a community and respecting their right to be heard.
      3. Benchmark MS.4 Identify civil society organizations that protect and speak for minority viewpoints.
      4. Benchmark MS.5 Discuss examples of groups denied their rights in history.
  3. Strand PHIL.III Philanthropy and the Individual
    1. Standard PI 01. Reasons for Individual Philanthropy
      1. Benchmark MS.4 Identify and describe the actions of how citizens act for the common good.