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Global Youth Service Day is coming up. 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 series on Project Stella Resources, 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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Download our Printable Classroom Kindness Wheel and Reflection pages. 

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!

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Got what you need to plan a service project? Now you can help your child reflect on their acts of kindness with this Digital Download: 21 Acts of Kindness Journal.

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.

Guiding youth to plan their own service project

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.

Download your copy of the Checklist to help youth lead a volunteer project.

Read more about what kids are doing to Radiate Outrageous Compassion & Kindness!

Over 90 pages of Inspiring stories, Project ideas, and a Acts of Kindness Reflection Journal.

You can download and share with your class, your Girl Scouts troop, your Youth Group, and MORE!

Each license allows you to print up to 35 copies.  Click on the image below to get your Digital Copy.

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