Using a sustainable and high quality in-school learning program, Global Game Changers provides public and independent schools with the common-core compliant tools they need to impact a generation of school-aged superheroes to change the world.
AT A GLANCE
Schools of Philanthropy teach students about the value of giving back and making the world a better place as part of their normal school day. The program strives to provide teachers with a tool to distinguish students’ individual gifts and skills, to hone student emotional skills, and to develop the whole student. Each Common Core State Standards compliant grade level appropriate Toolkit builds on the GGC lessons of compassion, service, empathy and kindness from year to year, but is effective as a single grade level implementation as well. This innovative program creates a sustainable connection with the lessons learned and helps ensure continued engagement in service beyond the end of the program. The flexible CCSS lessons integrate seamlessly into existing courses of study enhancing teacher’s instruction.
Class activities consist of engaging and enriching lessons, presentations by guest speakers, and opportunities for the kids to participate in community engagement. GGC lesson plans and materials promote in-depth explorations into compassion, civic engagement and social-emotional learning, as well as self-compassion, mindfulness and nutrition.
50 students from Young Elementary get to come [to the Ali Center] and they get opportunities that the wouldn't have. It's sort of a second shift of freshness and ideas that students get to benefit from.
Dr. Donna Hargens Superintendent, Jefferson County (KY) Public Schools
Many of these children are told far too often, in a hundred subtle and unsubtle ways, that they’re not important, that they’re not talented, and that they can’t make a difference. They will now be spending every afternoon learning the opposite — that each of us has the ability, and the responsibility, to make our corner of the world a little better for our having been here.
Justin Walker Executive Director of the Global Game Changers
The GGC curriculum allowed me to teach lessons across core content standards. It also gave me the opportunity to model, teach, as well as have experiences that had compassion at the very heart of what we did as a class. I feel like my students left my class this year with an invisible cape attached to their backs as they enter first grade.
Jessica Forst Kindergarten Teacher, Auburndale Elementary, Louisville, KY
The educational program is not only fun and interactive for the students, but it also changes the way that the students interact with each other and with our school community. The program itself is extremely organized and teacher friendly. It’s amazing how one program can guide so much positive change in a classroom and in individual students.
Briegel Moss First Grade Teacher, Sacred Heart Model School, Louisville, KY