OGO JAR Partnership

Global Game Changers was honored to receive a donation of O Great One Jackpots of Acknowledgment and Recognition (OGO JARs) from David Novak and OGO Lead, which we have used to create meaningful lessons and outreach within our community and beyond. These JARs allow individuals to honor and acknowledge those they appreciate for the work they do to make our lives, communities, and world a better place.

To learn more about the origin of the OGO JAR from David Novak himself, click here.

To learn how we have taken and been inspired by the JARs, scroll down.

Global Game Changers OGO JAR partnerships

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.

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 being a volunteer Ignites Good! for our 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.

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.

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