Our school-based program features a 15-week curriculum that provides students with an opportunity to provide a grant to a local nonprofit of their choice. Students research the nonprofit organization, contact them, and hold them accountable.
Introduction to Philanthropy
Students are introduced to the Allow Good curriculum and begin to learn basic knowledge about philanthropy. Students participate in a variety of activities and become aware of the difference between charity and philanthropy.
Social and Philanthropy Identities
Students explore the importance of personal identity and discuss nine identities as a group. They spend time reflecting on their own salient identities and considerthe ways that their personal identities influence their philanthropic passions.
Students learn the importance of community history by looking at their own communities (like Evanston, Illinois). The group learns about the evolution of their own communities, and consider the techniques that community leaders can use to ensure that all citizen voices are heard when community decisions are made.
Community Social Issues
Students explore categories of social issues such as well-being, youth development, and basic needs. They decide on what is important to them, and consider ways that communities can address multiple social issues.
Global Social Issues
Types of Philanthropy
Limitations of Philanthropy
Asset Based Community Development
How to Evaluate Nonprofits
Research and Presentation Creation
Nonprofit Presentation Day
Grant Award Decision
Civic Engagement Opportunities
Final Ceremony Prep