AFS Project: Change is an educational curriculum and contest that prompts 8-12th graders to analyze and address global issues through volunteerism. By participating in this service learning project, students can realize their potential to create global change and build important 21st century skills like critical thinking, collaboration, empathy and intercultural communication.
All 8th- 12th grade students are invited to develop an original volunteer project idea that addresses the question, “what change would you make in the world?” They can explore learning resources on contemporary global issues (education, sustainability, hunger & nutrition, arts & technology, and human rights & cultural understanding) in the Inspiration Center. Then, use their new global awareness to propose a project that addresses one of these issues in a way that could have a meaningful impact abroad.
Educators can order FREE copies of AFS-USA’s Project: Change lesson plan developed in collaboration with Scholastic, Inc., including a teacher’s guide and student packets for your class. Additional resources are included for teaching global competence in the classroom.
To view the details of the contest, please visit the Project: Change homepage.