Education

Embracing Diversity

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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...

Practicing Empathy

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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...

Friendship Bench

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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...

DIY Games Using Recycled Materials

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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!...

Literacy Game Night

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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]...
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Collective Thinking

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Too often in life, we focus on the things that are going wrong, or making us feel bad. But that doesn't have to be the case! Challenge your community to remember and reflect on the fact that the world is full of kindness, love, and compassion by holding a brainstorm to reflect on how they are making a difference in their school, community, or world, and they'll be able to see everyone else's responses!...

Warm Welcome

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It's National Get Ready for Kindergarten Month! Do you remember learning your ABC's in kindergarten? It felt really good to be learning in school like the big kids. Help the new kindergarteners have that same, great feeling! Make alphabet letter posters to give to a kindergarten classroom. Click here for an example of this project!

School Boxes for Kids!

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Collect school supplies and make school boxes for kids!