Using Our Talents for the Common Good
Even the youngest students have talent to share. This set of lessons raises awareness of philanthropy in the community and foundations that provide funding to address needs. The students write a grant request to a foundation and carry out a service project.
Students will see an example of philanthropy in Native American culture in literature. They will then analyze their own special gifts or talents and determine how the family can gain from them.
Students will list their individual talents that can be pooled together to be used for the sake of others.
Youth will determine which group would be in need of their talents.
Students will listen to a grant-making foundation representative and complete a grant request form.