Hello! Welcome to the Kindness Clubhouse!
Global Youth Service Day is just one of the opportunities for schools and organizations to focus on having their students lead service projects. We celebrate it every April and it kicks off an important initiative to empower youth to serve and make a different in their community.
In this Kindness Clubhouse series, I will provide example of projects that kids can plan to get other children involved in acts of service and acts of kindness for GYSD and year round.
Coat & Scarf Drive
We may start having nicer weather and will be packing up our winter coats but for men, women, and children currently experiencing homelessness, having a warm jacket is needed year round. This is an easy service project that youth can organize that makes a huge impact!
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Use the wheel to introduce Daily Acts of Kindness in a fun way! Then your students can reflect on what they did.
Great way to begin and end each school day!
“What a great way to encourage positive relationships in the classroom! Thank you!”
“Perfect to keep next to my desk for easy grab and go!”
“I like that these instructions come from the wheel, rather than from myself or another adult. It seems to motivate students from a higher, more altruistic level. Thanks for this!”
Interested in other projects kids can do for Global Youth Service Day? Check out these in this series and come back as we update the list!
Coat Drive Supplies
- Big Box located in the front office
- Fliers to publicize
- Fleece materials to make scarfs
- Fabric marker
You can collect coats from home and ask your neighbors to assist.
Coats of all sizes are needed.
You can also cut Fleece material to make scarves to attach with each coat.
How to Make a No-sew Fleece Scarf
Step One – Trim the Edges to make fabric even
Step Two – Cut Fringes- 1/2 wide strips about 4 inches into the ends of the scarf.
Step 3 – Tie (Optional)
Wrap one fringe around your finger to the right, bring around back coming forward on your left then tuck the end down thru the loop you just made and pull gently.
It can be overwhelming to think about helping a child lead their own service project. In this video, I go over the checklist I use to help my daughter and her friends plan their own project so they have more ownership and feel more empowered.
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