This year, all of the Grade 10 Civics classes participated in YPI - the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative.
What is YPI?
Students get into teams and discuss what they feel are important social issues, not only to themselves, but also to their community. The teams identify and choose a specific need in their community, and begin researching local, grassroots, and community based social service charities that aim to help members of the community that are faced with that need. After analyzing a number of different factors including its mission, impact on the community, and spending, the teams select the charity they feel is doing its best to address the social issue they have chosen and create a presentation to pitch their cause. The team with the most compelling presentation wins a $5000 grant for their charity!
This year, we had MANY amazing groups present on various deserving charities! In the end, students from my class, presenting for the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre (for teens with substance abuse issues) won the grant! I am so proud of them and happy for the DSYTC!
For more information about YPI, check out www.goypi.org.
Who am I?
Hi! I'm Megan. 21st century learner and teacher. I am passionate about DI, assessment, student success and #edtech. My blog is where I share what is happening in my classes, my professional learning and sometimes things that are on the outer circle of education. Comments always welcome!