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A fun and engaging program based around compassion, giving back, and finding each child’s unique superpower to make the world a better place.

Afterschool Program Brochure


Children’s Education Initiative Camp/Afterschool Programs

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The Global Game Changers Children’s Education Initiative introduces a fun, engaging, and userfriendly camp/afterschool program for children ages 5-10 based around compassion, giving, and finding each child’s unique superpower to make the world a better place!

Teaching Tools:

• Curriculum with flexible, easy-to-use , and self-contained lesson plans for a 15-hour program. • Storybook that provides the foundation for the curriculum, about a superhero alliance that searches for real kids doing good things • 12-Badge System representing different types of compassionate causes to help kids find their own passions to give back • Superpower Equation – MY TALENT + MY HEART = MY SUPERPOWER!: Students discover personal ways to give by using their talents to affect causes they care about, making compassion a fun and lasting part of their self-identity.

Program Highlights: • • • • • • • •

Provides a easy-to-read overview of lessons taught. Integrates easily into existing programs with flexible, self-contained lesson plans. Incorporates a broad range of activities including Arts, Recreation, Enrichment, and Group Charity time. Lots of fun for kids with activities such as decorating capes, planting seeds, choreographing dances, coloring pictures, and helping charitable organizations! Empowers campers to know that they have unique talents they can use to make a difference. Encourages campers to become aware of the diversity that enriches their community. Includes additional activities for extension or substitution. Gives camp administrators a materials list for the camp’s duration, plus a list of materials for each day’s lesson plan.

Success Stories:

There’s a lot of value to this program. Plus, it’s visually stimulating and very easy to use, very well laid-out. I could definitely see us using it again. – Kevin Kinney, Executive Director of Shelby Park, Metro Parks, Louisville, KY I’m glad we did it. Kids liked it and parents had positive comments. – Youth Philanthropy Club, Community Foundation of Corydon, IN I am so thankful for the opportunity to implement this program at the center. I also appreciate...we can help make Spokane a better place by investing in these children! - Kate Green, Executive Director of the Northeast Youth Center, Spokane, WA

To Learn More, visit www.globalgamechangers.org


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Afterschool Guide Kindergarten - 5th Grade


Global Game Changers Children’s Education Initiative

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Program Summary

Students will engage in fun and meaningful activities that are developmentally appropriate and provide a variety of learning experiences to help them grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally and learn to make the world a better place. Through this program, students will form a personal connection to giving back in order to make it a part of who they are, not just something they do. They will discover their own superpower to Ignite Good!™ and be able to answer the question, “What’s your favorite way of giving back?” just as easily as they could tell you their favorite school subject, sport, or game. For each hour, they will participate in a core activity as well as additional activities determined by you. These activities feature education, arts and crafts, personal discovery, physical education/recreation, and whole group and small group activities. They will work together throughout the program and receive the necessary tools and experience to Ignite Good!™ throughout their lives.

Program Goals • Make giving back an integral part each individual student; • Empower children to know that they have the power to make a difference by using their talents to affect what they’re passionate about; • Build friendships, self-esteem, and self-worth; • Encourage teamwork, creativity, and imagination; • Help students recognize their role and responsibility as local, national, and global citizens; • Encourage students to become aware and inclusive of the diversity that enriches their community: gender, religion, race, ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, and disability.

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Core Lessons Overview

Lesson Introduction Objective: Introduce the Global Game Changers concepts, book, and characters. Help students understand what it means to Ignite Good! and begin to think about the superpower equation. • Read the book • Introduce Superpower Equation • Introduce Ignite Good! Jar Bullying Badge Objective: Discuss bullying: how to identify it and how to combat it. Students should learn that Global Game Changers treat each other with respect and help those who are bullied. • Read Bullying Page • Give examples of bullying • Discuss how to deal with bullies • What I Like About You Writing Exercise • Act out Bullying Scenario Cards Poverty Badge Objective: Help students understand the concept of poverty, while understanding that we all have the power and the responsibility to help others, no matter our circumstances. • Read Poverty Page • Draw something I like • Draw someone I like Hunger Badge/Talents Objective: Help students understand hunger and how it affects them. Assess their ideas about hunger, and teach them about the concept of food deserts. • Read Hunger page • Do Hunger questions corners activity • Discuss the concept of a food desert • Complete Food Desert Activity Page

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Est.Time 1 hour

1 hour

20 minutes

25 minutes


The Global  Game  Changers     Camp/Afterschool  Program  Evaluation  Mentor  Survey:  Pre-­‐Implementation  Assessment     You  are  invited  to  use  the  following  rubric  to  assess  the  Global  Game  Changers  program.  

Program: _______________________________________________          Age  Group:  _________        

Mentor:_________________________                                                      Date  :_______________________     Strongly   Agree    

My Views   1.  I’m  excited  about  implementing  this  program.  

Agree

Strongly Disagree  

Disagree  

2. I  believe  that  it  will  be  easy  to  integrate  this  program  into     my  existing  program.  

3. I  feel  adequately  prepared  to  bring  this  program  into  the   camp/afterschool  program.  

4. I  believe  I  can  make  a  positive  difference  in  someone’s   life.   5.  I  think  that  young  children  will  respond  better  to  me  than   to  an  older  adult.   6.  I  am  looking  forward  to  teaching  compassion  and  service   to  the  campers/students.   7.  I  am  interested  in  pursuing  a  career  in  teaching  or   mentoring.   8.  I  will  come  out  of  this  program  more  confident  in  my   leadership  skills.   9.  I  think  it’s  important  to  teach  kids  to  participate  in  service   and  kindness  at  a  young  age.   10.  I  wish  I  had  been  educated  about  service  and   compassion  in  school  starting  in  kindergarten  or  first  grade.   11.  I’m  comfortable  educating  kids  about  difficult  subjects   (poverty,  hunger,  etc.).  

Strongly Agree    

About My  Campers/Students  

Agree

Strongly Disagree  

Disagree  

12. My  kids  will  enjoy  a  superhero  theme.  

13. I  think  that  teaching  kids  about  compassion  and  service   will  reduce  bad  behavior  at  home,  at  school,  and  at  camp.  

14. I  think  that  this  program  will  help  kids  become  more   accepting  of  differences  and  diversity.  


Global Game Changers Children’s Education Initiative

Bullying Badge Objective: Discuss bullying: how to identify it and how to combat it. Students should learn that Global Game Changers treat each other with respect and help those who are bullied.

Materials: • • • •

Superhero Activity Books Pencils Notebook paper Bullying Scenario Cards

Lesson Plan: • Tell students that today, you will be discussing the Bullying Badge. Have them open their activity books to the Bullying Badge page and have someone read the page aloud. • Ask students if they remember which superhero from the book dealt with bullying. Share Jaylen’s superpower equation. • Ask students to give examples of verbal and physical bullying. • Tell them that your program will be a no bully zone. • Discuss with students how to combat bullying. You may use existing program standards or you may find help and information here: • http://jaylenschallenge.org/ • http://www.stopbullying.gov/ • Have each student take out a sheet of paper and write his/her name at the top. The student should then pass the sheet to the person next to him/her. That person will write something nice about the person whose name is on top and pass it on, until each student has written something nice about every other student. • Divide students into groups of 4-6 and have them act out the bullying scenario cards.

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Afterschool Guide

Find Your Talent Objective: Help students understand what talent means and that we each have a talent: you do not have to be the star soccer player or the prizewinning math student to have a talent.

Materials: • Superhero Activity Books • Crayons/markers • Blank paper

Lesson Plan: • Tell students that you have spent some time discussing the badges. They will make up “MY HEART” in their Superpower Equations. Now, you need to discuss the other part of the equation, “MY TALENT.” • Ask students to raise their hands if they can think of something that they are good at. Of the students that raise their hands, have them share what their talent is. Tell them that they can use this to be their talent in the equation. • Ask students to raise their hand if they can think of something fun to do. Have students share some of these things. Tell them that they can also choose this to be their talent in the Superpower Equation. • Have students get a piece of blank paper. Tell them to create a symbol of what they think their talent will be for the superpower equation. • Give students a set amount of time to complete their symbols. Once time is up, have students share their talents. Point out that everybody in class, and everybody in the world, has a talent that they care and should share and use to make the world a better place. • Collect the talent pages (make sure kids put their names on them), and hold for the final lesson.

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Self-Compassion Objective: Students will acknowledge the positive and negative things about themselves. The objective is to avoid paying too much attention to the negative. No one is perfect. We have to figure out a way to improve and move on.

Materials: • • • • •

Brown construction paper Markers/Pens Green construction paper Red/Yellow construction paper Scissors

Lesson Plan: • Talk to students about how we behave towards ourselves. That can be as important as how we behave toward others. We have to treat ourselves with compassion. • Create a Me Tree. Have kids cut out leaves from green construction paper and label with things that they like about themselves. Have kids also cut out a few leaves from red or yellow construction paper and label with something they don’t like about themselves. They should use the green leaves to decorate the tree. The red and yellow leaves, you should tell them to crumple up. You can dispose of them as a group.

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Sample Superpower Equations

BAKING

ELISE, Age 6

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Book Excerpt

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“Little Big-Heart,” exclaims Global Girl, “that dark cloud, Krumi, is spreading apathy, a disease where people don’t care about each other. We need to recruit girls and boys throughout the world to help us fight!”


Jaylen to the rescue!

“Stop being mean to him, you bully,” Jaylen demands. The bully drops Little BigHeart to the ground and stomps away.


He’s looking for Phoebe, a little girl who collects food and delivers it to the San Francisco Food Bank. Krumi can’t infect her because she is passionate about feeding hungry people.


And at that moment, Little Big-Heart disappears. All of the Global Game Changers get a message on their mobile devices from Global Girl!

“Welcome new recruits! It’s time to get started. Together we will work to defeat Krumi and ignite good. GGC unite!”


Little Big-Heart spots Krumi, who is slowly spreading apathy all around them.

He tries to zap him with antiapathy nanoparticles, but he misses, and Krumi gets away.


You can be a Global Game Changer TOO! Visit The Global Game Changers Headquarters at www.theglobalgamechangers.com, and join by sharing your Ignite Good! story. You can vote for which Global Game Changers charity you want to help, learn about other Global Game Changers just like you, and much more. Learn more about how you can make a difference, just like real-life Phoebe, Jaylen, and Hannah.

GGC SUPERHEROES UNITE!


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For more information, please contact: Anne Walker

Program Director Global Game Changers Children’s Education Initiative, Inc. awalker@globalgamechangers.org __________________________________ Website: www.globalgamechangers.org Kids Site: www.theglobalgamechangers.com Twitter: @GlobalGameChgrs Facebook: facebook.com/TheGlobalGameChangers YouTube: youtube.com/GlobalGameChangers Pinterest: pinterest.com/GlobalGameChgrs

Issue Date 8/20/13

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