Category Archives: Service Learning & Volunteerism

Gratitude Is Good for the Heart: Teaching Kids the Value of Giving Thanks

This post was originally published November 21, 2016. By Barbara A. Lewis, author of The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects “Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Help Teens Take Local Action on Global Environmental Issues

This post was originally published March 2, 2017. Adapted from The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect with Others (Near & Far) to Create Social Change by Barbara A. Lewis. Small actions can have a big impact. While … Continue reading

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Service Learning During the Pandemic: One Teacher’s Perspective

By Isaiah Moore When I was younger, my friends and I had a favorite spot to play. Behind our local grocery store, there was a steep hill that provided a ton of fun. We would pick a few discarded boxes … Continue reading

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Civic Engagement All Year Round: Ideas for Kids and Teens

By Judge Tom Jacobs and Natalie C. Jacobs, J.D., coauthors of Every Vote Matters: The Power of Your Voice, from Student Elections to the Supreme Court Today, American voters cast ballots for a presidential candidate, US Senate and House seats … Continue reading

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Election Lesson Plan Resources

Even if they can’t yet vote, teens can learn the importance of making their voices heard in the democratic process. Here are resources to supplement and support your election lesson plans. DocumentarVOTE Virtual Gathering for Young People Ages 13–24 Encourage … Continue reading

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