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The Gift of Giving
Transcript of The Gift of Giving
The Gift of Giving
Inspire young people to commit to giving, serving and taking action on the causes they care about the most.
Explore the phrase The gift of giving
Why people give
Identify examples of giving in the Sacramento Area
Strategies for choosing a cause to support
Welcome to Learning to Serve
Welcome to "The Gift of Giving"!
You might have heard of the phrase “the gift of giving” from friends or family. The Grants Advisory Board for Youth (GABY) program teaches youth that the gift of giving is pretty simple but awesome!
The GABY program provides youth with the resources and knowledge to make a difference. So, let’s begin!
When you do something nice for a friend, a relative, a teacher, or even a stranger, something weird happens - you feel good, because you helped someone!
That good feeling is the gift of giving.
What is the gift of giving? The GABY board challenged themselves with that question. Together they brainstormed what they knew about philanthropy, giving, and came up with.
Giving Your Own Money
major ways to give to a cause:
People give for different reasons, but one thing is for sure, we understand the positive impact we have on others and our community.
Here are a few successful GABY grant projects:
Center for Land Based Learning
Sacramento County 4H
Project Re-Fresh revitalized their neighborhood by creating and repainting murals with the community.
The Florin High School Farm students demonstrated the importance of bats as pollinators through hands on activities with youth in a project called “Going batty”
The Sacramento County 4H Youth Development Program held an overnight environmental science camp for inner-city youth.
A team of Grant High School students mentored junior high school students by teaching them about healthy eating habits and the environment through cooking and gardening classes.
Now think, "
What can YOU do?
What cause do you care about the most?
Here are a few tips for learning about the causes you can become an advocate for:
Interview people: family, classmates, political or community leaders. Ask: What can be improved in your/our community?
Reflect on the interviews: Think about what changes you want to see in your community?
Explore the internet and other resources: Find out more about the causes you are interested in.
The biggest benefit of the gift of giving is the opportunity to make a difference for our community. Learning to serve will give you the knowledge and resources to develop your own philanthropic project.
Whatever your cause might be, you’ll want to get organized and plan your project. Think of it as a road trip! Planning will make the trip go smoothly.
Plan for the success of your project
learn about the importance of volunteering and community service.
explore your team’s strengths to be used towards a joint effort.
assess your community’s assets and needs
discover where you and your team can make a difference.
determine the goals and objectives for your project
plan the necessary steps and activities to reach your goals and objectives.
identify the resources needed to keep your project going.
Who Are You?
Why do you need the project?
What do you hope to achieve?
How will you make the project happen?
How will you know you made a difference?
Steps in the Project Planning Process
introduce yourself and have others introduce themselves.
identify all the strengths/talents in your group
give each person some time to think about his or her’s strengths.
use a flip chart paper/ computer to record the list of talents and interests.
as a group, discuss projects you can take on!
The first step is to motivate and inspire other youth to get involved:
Step two is to build on the strengths in your community:
Ask people what they think is important in the community.
Check out community advisory groups in your area for info on youth-related issues.
See what your friends, family, and neighbors think is cool and what could be better in your community.
what is a goal? - It’s a big picture statement to help guide what you do.
what is an objective? - What you hope to achieve during your project.
what is a barrier? - Potential challenges to your project.
What is an outcome? -The results or effect of your project.
Consider the following:
Did you end up doing what you said you would do?
Did your project have an impact?
Did your team work well together?
Did you spend it all, go over budget, or secure any donations?
Get inspired about a cause and commit to giving, serving and taking action within your community!
on completing this presentation!
Click through to view successful GABY projects from teens like you.
Improve our school environment so that it is a clean and fun place
Teach 50 kids the importance of where our food comes from
Other students may not be interested in my cause
: We improved our school environment, and taught 50 kids
Brought to you by the following:
The GABY Board
Center for Multicultural Cooperation
Center for Fathers and Families
Sacramento Region Community Foundation
How will you plan for it?
What's your time frame?
How much will it cost you?