Project of the Month

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Project of the Month



Be part of something big! Each month we will post a new, simple and innovative service project for you to do by yourself or with your family, school, or club. You can check out the projects below. You'll find directions and materials to get the project done. Teachers and club leaders will also find lessons to support the project.

  • Join generationOn and create a free account to track your project, and we'll help you monitor the impact. Check back regularly on generationOn.org to read about new projects.

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Get Your Feet Wet

Spring: March - April 2012

March POMDo you know what your "water footprint" is?  It's how much water you use in daily life. With World Water Day on March 22nd and Earth Day on April 22nd, now is the time to get your feet wet with water conservation and shrink your water footprint.

 

 

 

  • Looking for more projects? Along with the Project of the Month, you can find new and age appropriate project ideas for kidsteens, and families.

 

Disclaimer for youth under 13: I promise to get my parent or caregiver's permission to participate in this project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Words Into Action

February 2012

During Black History Month, we honor the achievements of African Americans in science, politics,

business, arts, sports, and literature. Because the achievements of African Americans were once ignored by history, this month is an opportunity to give voice to people and ideas that were muted in their own time.



The challenge this month is to celebrate diversity through advocacy, which means "the act of supporting a cause." You will do this by lending your voice to the words of famous African-American advocates and

turning those words into positive action.

Disclaimer for youth under 13: I promise to get my parent or caregiver's permission to participate in this project.

Peace Cranes

January 2012

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in justice and fairness and taught people how to stand up for their rights using peaceful protest. This month, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, generationOn challenges youth to contribute toward making 1,000 origami peace cranes to inspire others to be peacemakers. Then tell others how you will promote peace by completing a peace pledge. 

"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Disclaimer for youth under 13: I promise to get my parent or caregiver's permission to participate in this project.

Keep it Brief - Just One Pair!

Holidays 2011



This holiday season, take the traditional holiday donation or drive in a new direction. You've collected canned and prepared foods, blankets, coats, and books. Not many people think of donating something simple that they use every day. This item is needed by people who have limited resources because of unemployment, homelessness, fire, or natural disaster. Read our riddle and see if you can figure it out.

 

Disclaimer for youth under 13: I promise to get my parent or caregiver's permission to participate in this project.

HOWL-o-ween Treats

October 2011

This month, make it a happy Halloween for an animal in need by making homemade Crunchy Dog Biscuits and donating them to a local animal shelter. Grab some basic ingredients from your kitchen and follow our simple recipe. Add some extra fun by using cookie cutters shaped like pumpkins or ghosts.

 

 

  • Download the October Project of the month here!
  • Pledge this act for Make Your Mark Week (Monday Oct. 10-17, 2011). Type it in as a "Do Your Own Thing." You'll also find more ways to help animals!
  • Track your project here and share your project with generationOn on Facebook or Twitter.

Disclaimer for youth under 13: I promise to get my parent or caregiver's permission to participate in this project.

Never-Ending Thank-You Card

September 2011

This month, carry on the tradition of commemorating the heroes of September 11 by saying "thank you" to someone whose service has inspired you. We provide everything you need to start a Never-Ending Thank-You Card. Say "thank you" and then trace the legacy behind the people who inspired you. Follow us on Twitter to find out where the Never-Ending Thank-You Card ends up!  #neverendingthankyou

 

  • The goal for September: 2,000 thank-you cards written and tracked.  Report your project here.
  • Download the September Project of the Month here!
  • Track your project here and share your project with generationOn on Facebook or Twitter.

Disclaimer for youth under 13: I promise to get my parent or caregiver's permission to participate in this project.

Looking for more projects?

  • Along with the Project of the Month, you can find new and age appropriate project ideas for kids, teens, and families.