May: Spring into Service!
Now is the time to get out into the community and participate in hands-on service in the Take Action phase. This is also an ideal time to think about Building Legacy by begin planning your school’s Check Award Ceremony with your student leaders to reflect and celebrate on their learning and grant making this year!
If you haven’t already, submit your roundtable grant and service project decisions as soon as possible via the Grant Decision Report no later than June 1st. Extensions will be given on a case-by-case basis. Connect with your School Support Fellow to request a new deadline.
Grant Decision Report Links:
Online version: www.PennyHarvest.org/RT – easily and quickly submit your report. You may save your work and continue at a later time.
Fax version – download and print this form; you must complete 1 Form B for each grant. Fax completed forms to 212-579-3488.
We look forward to hearing about the local partnerships and service projects your students create and the thoughtful debates that lead to their final decisions!
Making Grants – Gather Info, Debate and Decide!
This month, students are connecting with community-based organizations by conducting interviews with representatives to learn more about the services offered and how their Harvest Funds will be used. Through field trips to local organizations, representatives meeting with students at school or over the phone, students are learning about issues they deem important and how these issues impact their own communities.
–Spring Supplemental Guide – month by month guide of program activities and facilitation tips
–Organization Finder – search for service-based organizations using an interactive map tool
–Philanthropy Roundtable Video Tutorial (18 min.): Learn how to facilitate the Penny Harvest’s service-learning model that utilizes your school community as the learning lab for civic engagement. Empower student leadership through Making Grants, Taking Action and Building Legacy.
–Philanthropy Roundtable Guide (PPT)– outlined meeting agenda to foster an educational and rich community service experience; fostering a positive school climate, developing students’ critical thinking and teamwork skills through examination of tangible issues affecting children, the elderly, environment, health, human rights and disaster relief.
For additional curriculum ideas and planning, go to the Make Grants section.
The 4th annual Run for filled Hudson River Park on June 7, 2014. Students along with their families and teachers enjoy the event stating it was the best event yet! Click here to view the photo gallery.
448 schools, involving 230,075 students, gathered and invested $227,346 towards pressing community needs in the form of 896 grants and service projects. Student leaders addressed issues surrounding disaster relief, human rights, health, environment, children and the elderly.