Allow Good connects collegiate chapters and local high schools to educate youth about the social challenges facing their communities, equip them with the tools to effect change, and engage them in taking action for social good.
Allow Good collegiate chapters train interdisciplinary student teams to teach our philanthropy, civic engagement, and global citizenship curriculum in public school classrooms on a weekly basis under the supervision of classroom teachers. Our curriculum aligns with three sets of standards: C3 Framework (College, Career, and Civics), 21st Century Skills, and the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) service-learning practice standards. The program has been implemented in various classes including Advanced Placement courses and as part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.
Classes begin by exploring the local community and its social challenges, philanthropic theory, organizational evaluation, and grantmaking. Throughout the process, students prioritize their own interests and passions The students are the driving force throughout they process. As a group, each class narrows their focus to a single social challenge of importance to them. They research and vet organizations in their community addressing this challenge, issue an RFP, and review grant applications from local organizations. The class culminates with the high school students becoming grantors and making a donor-funded $1,000 grant to their selected organization.
Student-Directed Grant Recipients
Since 2016, our school-based program has been able to facilitate more than $38,000 to community organizations as an outcome of our student-led grant process*. Take a look at some of the organizations that have been chosen as grantees by our young changemakers.
LAUNCH A COLLEGIATE CHAPTER
Our collegiate chapter members are critical to delivering our mission and programs. Ready to bring Allow Good to your campus? Learn more about how to launch a chapter.