Education

Organize a Health Fair

What You Are Doing This project is inspired by the generationOn BDCA Service Club from the Bronx, NY ! The Club hosted a fun and interactive health fair to help inform their school and community about important and relevant health-related issues! Why it matters! Health fairs inform people about important health-related issues such as common illnesses, nutrition and exercise as well as foster awareness of essential services available. Help your...Read more

Recycled Fashion Show

What You Are Doing The PHIPP generationOn Service Club from the Bronx, New York wanted to promote a healthier perspective on body image in a fun and fashionable way! They designed pieces of clothing with recycled materials, creatively reflecting issues of importance to the Club members. For example, one dresswas constructed with magazine ads to reflect the media's narrow view of beauty. Why it matters! Media is everywhere and it influences what...Read more

Advocating for Change

What You Are Doing 2016 Hasbro Community Action Hero Paloma Rabana, who is legally blind, recognized a critical gap in services for visually impaired 6-13 year olds in Florida. She led two rallies at the Capitol, wrote an Op-Ed and lobbied the Florida legislature, including Governor Rick Scott. The Florida legislature approved the Children's Program for Florida's blind and visually impaired 6-13 year olds, providing $1.25 million with $500,000...Read more

Practicing Empathy

What are you doing? Practicing Empathy is an activity that teaches children how to build their emotional literacy and practice perspective taking, two of the core building blocks of empathy. This activity will help children to create stronger emotional connections with each other, building empathy that they can then put into practice when completing service projects. Why does it matter? Empathy is a set of skills that involves the practice of...Read more

Living History

What You Are Doing Interview a senior citizen, veteran, or grandparent about their role in wars, and help document their lives and stories for future generations. Why it matters! Life looked very different for people who are now senior citizens. Some of these people were born during, or even fought in, World War 2, The Korean War, The VietnamWar, the Persian Gulf War and the Iraq War. While history books can tell us the outcomes of these wars,...Read more

Embracing Diversity

What are you doing? More than ever, kids and teens need to learn about and practice identifying and valuing difference. Embracing Diversity is an interactive activity to help children recognize and appreciate differences. Youth will explore the importance of diversity and its significance within their community. Kids will categori ze different objects and discuss how those different characteristics can be used to describe the unique qualities...Read more

Practicing Empathy

What are you doing? Practicing Empathy is an activity that teaches children how to build their emotional literacy and practice perspective taking, two of the core building blocks of empathy. This activity will help children to create stronger emotional connections with each other, building empathy that they can then put into practice when completing service projects. Why does it matter? Empathy is a set of skills that involves the practice of...Read more

Friendship Bench

What You Are Doing: The Arrowhead Kids Care Club from East Setauket, NY aspired to combat bullying and make their playground a more inclusive space. They built a Friendship Bench to encourage students to meet new people and establish meaningful friendships. Why it Matters: One out of every 4 students in the U.S. is bullied every year. [1] Youth can be bullied based on their looks, body shape, race or simply because of the way they act or the...Read more

Literacy Game Night

This project was inspired by the Youth for Literacy generationOn Club of Redwood City, CA who hosted a game night at their local library! Your group can host a game night too, and help non-native speakers practice their vocabulary and grammar skills. There are 311 languages spoken in the U.S. and an estimated 7,000 different languages spoken around the world! [1] In 2013, nearly 1 in 5 people in the U.S. spoke a language other than English. [2]...Read more

DIY Games Using Recycled Materials

The ZERA'IM WIZO Bogota Bnei Mitzva Kids Care Club from Bogota, Colombia used recycled items to make educational materials for a local school. They used magazine cut-outs to make flashcards, egg cartons to make counting games and old fabric samples to teach young children their colors. You can help younger kids learn too by making educational tools and games from recyclable materials and donating them to a local pre-school or community center!...Read more

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