- Harness their talents more quickly
- Develop self-confidence and a belief that they can succeed
- Maintain their optimism and confidence under stress
- Learn to rely on themselves more than others to get what they need in life
- Live a productive and fulfilled life
Setting Up A Volunteering Campaign
- Complete this application
- Be based in the U.S.
- Use the funds by October 2018
- Include youth in grades K-12
- Participate in the WE Volunteer Now Campaign
Get AP CreditThe We Volunteer Now kit contains ideas for teachers and students to brainstorm and helps students set goals. The kit also includes teacher checklists to help teachers keep students and themselves on track. There are lessons for all grade levels that easily align with your current curriculum. For high school AP teachers there is an AP® with WE Service Coursethat allows teachers the opportunity to incorporate service learning into their existing AP courses. This gives students real world experiences with AP content that traditionally has a reputation of being rather dry and tedious.
Showcasing Student Volunteer Efforts Helps Schools Stand OutThere are many reasons to join WE Schools. Showcasing the wonderful ways your students are making the world a better place is a fantastic way to help your school stand out from the rest and garner community support. You can do this when students projects are finished educators have a great opportunity to celebrate and share the work on the school’s Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, website and other spaces.You can also share your results with We Volunteer Now for a chance to earn your way to WE Day. It’s a stadium-sized event (there are 6 held annually in select cities across the country!) that brings together amazing speakers and performers. And YOU and YOUR students could be honored, or students can tune in and watch them live! You can see what this looks like below.
In this hectic world of achievements and grades, it is tough for students (and their parents) to make the time for giving back. This post is brought to you by WeAreTeachers, Allstate Foundation, and the WE Volunteer Now grants that help schools and youth groups in their effort to give back to their local communities in a creative and unique way.