Most youth groups are interested in helping youth develop their personal role in community through exploration, opportunity, and learning. Learning to Give has materials and framework here to supplement any youth group interested in youth empowerment.
Learning to Give, in partnership with the Council of Michigan Foundations, developed this activity structure based on a survey of Michigan YAC advisors and MCFYP supervisors, to help youth programs incorporate philanthropy-related activities and lessons to enhance youth philanthropy and inform the next generation to be generous and engaged in community.
As a result of our research and analysis, seven key themes emerged:
- Youth Leadership
- Identifying Needs and Determining Focus
- Service Projects
- Understand and Evaluate Impact
- Demonstrate Impact
- Diversity Awareness and Inclusion
The seven blocks below each contain suggested videos, activities, ideas, toolkits, and discussion starters for a year of engagement with youth who are learning about philanthropy, service, or their role in community as engaged citizens. The blocks loosely follow the service-learning process that challenges youth to match their interests to community needs through investigation, preparation/planning, action, reflection and demonstration. Content may be utilized in order or selected a la carte style to meet the needs and interests of your youth program.
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