Our fourth graders have been taking part in an experiential curriculum that nurtures a philanthropic disposition and agency in children.
For the last eight weeks, fourth grade Saints have been working with the Kids for Kids Program--an experiential curriculum that nurtures a philanthropic disposition and agency in children. Through the Kids for Kids Fund, students explored the rights of all children, developed perspective-taking skills around various challenges, and learned about great local solutions to solve community problems. The values discussed in the program align with our Social Responsibility and DEIB work, including community, equity, inclusion, empathy, altruism, dignity, and empowerment.
The program culminated in the children collectively deciding how to allocate $1,000 to a local organization and drafting personal giving pledges (declarations of their philanthropic intentions moving forward). Students narrowed their options down to four organizations, ultimately deciding to give the $1,000 to Northern Virginia Family Service!