- An Introduction to Technology (7th Grade): The Pingry School, Martinsville, NJ
This unique class is for middle school students. It teaches the students to use the internet and either sharpen skills already learned or to develop new skills for using computers to find, analyze, manage and present information. The focus is on community service and how the knowledge gained can be used in their lives to help others.
- Intergenerational Learning Project (8th Grade): Ruffing Montessori School, Cleveland Heights, OH
This course, conducted over a period of six weeks, creates a one-to-one partnership with a resident of a local retirement community. Through interviews with a resident of the retirement community and learning about gerontology issues from a social worker, the students engage in a focused discussion and friendship process with an older person.
- June Term (Grades 9-11): Minnehaha Academy, Minneapolis, MN
June Term is an integrated curriculum program that concludes at the end of the academic year with an on-site community immersion experience for Upper School students. The focus of the year-long program is to allow students to build bridges among people with diverse socioeconomic, generational, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Immersion into a variety of community sites where students volunteer at least 30 hours of their time takes place in June.
- Philanthropy (Grades 10-12): Kentucky Country Day School, Louisville, KY
Philanthropy, a one semester course that teaches students the value of philanthropy, directs them to establish a fund in an existing foundation and ultimately leads them to award grants using the skills and knowledge gained in class.
- Philanthropy in America (12th Grade): Sayre School, Lexington, KY
This class, generously provide by Sayre School in Lexington, KY explores philanthropy - its historical significance to the development of the United States and its importance in American life and provides hands-on opportunities to: operate a charitable agency, secure funds for the agency, and allocate funds to recipients. Students learn how boards operate, how to conduct a meeting, how to secure support for a cause, and how to best allocate limited resources to agencies which they wish to fund.
- Project on Poverty and Homelessness (8th Grade): Sea Crest School, Half Moon Bay, CA
This project focuses on the issues of poverty and hunger as it affects individuals and nations. Students will walk in the shoes of a homeless person using the "I am" poetry style and the lyrics of songs to gain perspective. The unit closes with students being proactive and creating a public awareness campaign as well as participating in a Service Learning project with a local soup kitchen.
- The History and Economics of Philanthropy in the U.S. (10-12): The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA
This course focuses on the history, philosophy, and structure of philanthropy and nonprofit organizations in the United States. The ultimate goal for this course is for students to discover and to cultivate their personal philanthropic selves, as well as the social relationships that should be part of any philanthropic endeavor.
- Urban EdVenture (5th Grade): The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA
Urban EdVenture is an experiential course designed to provide students a context from which to experience and construct their own definitions and understandings of terms such as civic engagement, global citizenship, and philanthropy.