Unit Overview 

In this unit, children learn about philanthropy within Native American traditions. The young people examine philanthropic traditions and determine local needs by using SMART goals to help create solutions in their community.

Service Experience 
The young people collectively decide on a project after interviewing local nonprofits and investigating community needs. They may take direct action, hold a fundraiser, or advocate for a cause.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Real Heroes
Lesson 1 of 7
Grades: 
3
4
5

This lesson introduces the term philanthropy (private action for the common good) and helps youth recognize the relationship between community need and private action. Youth learn the meaning of philanthropy and ways in which it occurs in the home, at school, and in the community.