OGO JAR Partnership

Too often, we fail to recognize the contributions of the amazing people in our lives. But that can change, starting with the O Great One Jackpot of Acknowledgment and Recognition, or O.G.O. JAR for short.

Global Game Changers was honored to receive a donation of OGO JARs from David Novak and OGO Lead, which we have used to create meaningful lessons and outreach within our community and beyond.

Global Game Changers OGO JAR partnerships

How can I use OGO in my classroom?

Great question! Get your students inspired to recognize people in their lives with our lesson. Or scroll down to explore how GGC has used OGO and its spirit to impact our hometown community and inspire recognition nationwide. We’ve completed separate projects focused on:

  • School faculty and staff
  • Community volunteers
  • COVID responders and frontline workers

Contact GGC and some educational programs may be eligible to receive JARs for only the cost of shipping.

Through the distribution of OGO J.A.R.s in 2018, students felt empowered to practice recognition in their own lives. The project was facilitated in 180 public, private, and independent school across Louisville/Jefferson County, where over 115,000 K-12 students recognized the efforts of 6,500 educational staff.

We want to ask the simple and powerful question “Who would you recognize?”

“The Power of Recognition,” documents the implementation from start to finish, beginning with 3 tractor-trailers delivering donated OGO J.A.R.s and concluding with touching moments of school staff receiving these notes of recognition from students. In particular, the story delves into the positivity promoted throughout Rangeland Elementary School and duPont Manual High School when students recognized staff members.

As always, we want to hear from you! Be sure to share your IGNITE GOOD! stories by tagging Global Game Changers on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

In partnership with the Kentucky Derby Festival, Global Game Changers Student Empowerment Program provided a Give A Day Week service project to students enrolled in Jefferson County Public Schools, Archdiocese of Louisville Schools and Louisville Independent, Private, and Home Schools.  The project encouraged students and educators to recognize the SUPER volunteers who make the amazing Kentucky Derby Festival events possible. The classrooms worked through a lesson prepared by Global Game Changers and stock cards were provided for students to write, draw, and design, sharing what they find SUPER about the volunteers who helped bring fun to the community. Classrooms hosted dialogues on the importance of volunteerism and explored how to IGNITE GOOD! for their community. Ultimately, the project focused on empowering civically-minded community members of the students encouraging them to envision themselves as future volunteers for KDF events.

Power of Recognition: Look for the Helpers

In response to COVID-19, Global Game Changers created a special lesson to honor first responders and health professionals by sharing a virtual OGO JAR.