Invite your favorite local nonprofit to your school for a fundraiser or information session.

How To:

Get connected to the local community by learning about the work that a local nonprofit is doing. Invite representatives to share their work, their career history, or the impact they have. If students are interested, include a way for students to do on-the-spot volunteering or sign up for future opportunities.

Tips & Suggestions:

  • Get creative with ways your school can fundraise for this organization.

Fast Facts:

  • Learning about careers can improve students’ self-efficacy and helps students establish goals (McWhirter, Crothers, & Rasheed, 2000)..
  • Studies show that helping others and being charitable can make you happier! (Dunn, Aknin & Norton, 2008).
  • Volunteering is a great way to learn empathy which is critical in one’s teenage years to developing prosocial skills for adulthood (Allemand, Steiger & Fend, 2015).