How do we stay connected during a time of social distancing? Let your students design a project around Connections. Here are a few idea starters.
Find ways to stay involved across generations. Design projects that allow connection with seniors who cannot have visitors or young children who cannot play together right now.
One of our favorite projects is students who sit (individually) outside the windows of seniors at home or at a facility (with permission) and read books, talk or sing via cell phone. Those inside can dial in and listen while also seeing the person outside. Sharing a real smile with another person can be the perfect solution for a great day! The same idea can work for children.
Or, record students reading books or singing songs where children can follow along. Add a special message to the children. Connect in new ways, make it personal and fun. Use the Lead4Change lessons to build and implement your project idea.
How can we be better communicators?
Build a project around an issue where the information needs to be clearly communicated with urgency. An idea – how and where is food being distributed in your area? Find food resources, ways people can donate, or where food can be picked up.
Communicate that information out in safe and multi-level ways. Not everyone has a digital connection. How can you share information? So many children receive their food from the school. What are some ways you can be a part of a new solution during this time away from school?
Use the Lead4Change lessons to build and implement solutions.
Connect “those who have” with “those who need” through effective communication. There are many ways that you can engage and empower students to make real change! We can’t wait to hear your story!
There is time to enter the Lead4Change Challenge by May 15th. This gives students the documentation that they have completed Leadership Training and also allows you to order Graduation Honor Cords for participating students.
We want to recognize and reward students, even if it is a virtual acknowledgement. The top teams will win up to $10,000 for their school or community – another important opportunity you don’t want to miss.
Let’s finish the school year on a high! Times are changing but leadership and service are still critical life skills.
Thank you for being an innovative educator!