At The Shoebox Project, we believe that EVERYONE can make a difference. This school year, we want to promote community engagement and volunteerism among our youth while offering a fun, interactive way for students to give back to their local community.
The Shoebox Project For Schools is a unit of 12 lessons aimed at informing youth in Grades 7 and 8 about homelessness in their communities, the causes, the issues and the potential solutions. The program will be piloted this Fall in the Toronto area, with the hopes of implementing it more broadly across Canada in 2017.
Some of the main objectives of The Shoebox Project for Schools are to:
This program allows teachers to meet current Ontario curriculum expectations for Language, Media, Math, Health and Wellness and Art while educating our youth about an important social issue. Each lesson in the package contains detailed plans, curriculum expectations, background information for the teacher and the students, multimedia videos, engaging activities and answer keys. The lessons are designed to challenge and inform students as well as provide them the opportunity to develop all areas of their learning skills.
Here is a sneak peek of the table of contents for the unit and our introductory package to teachers!
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For more information regarding this program or if you’re interested in bringing The Shoebox Project to your school, please contact Lesley Hendry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lesley Hendry - Executive Director