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“Never doubt that small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margret Mead
To 365give a small group of thoughtful committed citizens includes everyone – especially children. We believe if you teach and empower children to give every day and they will be the next generation of world change makers.
Students at Pauline Johnson Elementary School in Vancouver started The 365give Challenge just a few weeks ago. They have been empowered by their teachers to give every day and they are showing their community the positive impact they can make.
Here are 5 daily gives they have completed that will inspire you to #giveeveryday.
1) Kindergarten students raise $225 for Wally at The Vancouver Aquarium by doing do additional chores at home and using their personal piggy bank savings as donations.
2) Grade 2 students make 146 dog biscuits to donate to Paws for a Cause.
3) Kindergarten students make special packages for volunteers at North Shore Rescue.
4) Grade 4 students make art, poems and cards for seniors to make them smile.
5) Grade 4 do a shoreline clean up to support our environment and wildlife.
Want to learn more about the 365give Challenge for your school or club. Contact us today and we will help your school change the world one day, one give at a time.
Students will grow their 365give Giving Tree with every daily give. The school has a big goal to complete 183 daily gives by the end of the school year.
“The 365give Challenge is a powerful educational tool instilling lifelong global citizenship while fulfilling curricular, school and district goals.” Lindsay Storry, teacher West Vancouver School District.
• Highly Motivating
• Empowers students to take ownership of their learning
• Creates a positive class and school culture
• Inquiry Based Learning
Why teach elementary school students how to be Global Citizens by giving every day?
Teaching children to give every day both locally and globally in tandem with their school curriculum has many scientifically proven benefits, including:
• Increased health and wellness
• Decreased stress
• Reduced incidents of bullying
• Increased engagement in classroom and school community
• Enhance intellectual capacity and grade point averages
“I have seen first- hand the power of the program in our elementary schools. Teachers, students and parents all appreciated how simple it was to participate, and saw that small or large everyday actions can have a lasting impact.” Chris Kennedy, Superintendent of Schools, West Vancouver School District.
We look forward to sharing the student’s daily giving stories each week. If you would like more information about The 365give Challenge and how you can implement the program at your school contact us and we will be happy to help your students gain the benefits of learning to #giveeveryday.
Students that participated in the 365give Challenge learned that you can give every day even when schools out!
This past school year 13 dedicated teachers in the West Vancouver School District, committed to participate in a new educational initiative that would teach their students to give back to the world every day. Over 300 students participated in the program creating positive change in the world both locally and globally. Teachers incorporated daily gives into the fabric of their lesson plans to embrace community and global learning. Together classes were empowered to discover ways to give every day for one week in a learning and embracing environment. The daily giving rotated from class to class weekly throughout the school year.
Two grade one students from Ridgeview Elementary in West Vancouver, BC have fully embraced the concept of daily giving by cleaning up a school yard to give back to the environment and their community as the BC Teachers Strike continues throughout the province.
World renown researcher Dr. Stephen Post Ph.D. co-author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People, believe “that when we give of ourselves, especially if we start young, everything is significantly affected from:
- Physical health
- Mortality is delayed
- Depression is reduced
- Well-being and good fortune are increased
In fact, research tells us that people who give- whether it be their time or money are more likely to be:
- Have higher quality social relationships
- Better at resolving conflict
- A high degree of empathy
- Reduces bullying
If you are looking for new activities for your family this summer start a daily giving project that will leave a life time imprint on their growing minds, the community and the world around them.
- Daily giving ideas can be found on our site.
- It will engage their minds with fun educational activities like Free Rice,
- Teach them about the planet (Earth 911) and how they can decrease their Carbon Foot Print
- Daily activities to engage them in a global understanding of food and the human connection with Community Partners like Whole Foods.
- They will learn they can make a global impact where ever they go every day.
The 365give blog has over 400 daily giving ideas that will inspire you to give every day this summer and teach your children to do the same. Teachers in West Vancouver found daily giving easy to weave into their daily curriculum and were excited to see how engaged and excited their students were to participate in the 365give Challenge.
You can join the giving movement now by supporting us on our Indiegogo Campaign so we can teach thousands of students globally how to give every day.