What people say about our program

I really enjoyed my time with the Sharon Elementary 6th grade class. Thank you for coordinating such a great program. It is inspiring to see the class and school engaged in thinking about others and how they can make positive contributions. I was especially impressed with their thoughtfulness about the impact that they would have on the lives of those who need.

Dana Michalovic, Good Neighbor Health Clinic, InspiringKids Program Nonprofit Panel Participant

2015-03-09T16:27:11+00:00

Dana Michalovic, Good Neighbor Health Clinic, InspiringKids Program Nonprofit Panel Participant

I really enjoyed my time with the Sharon Elementary 6th grade class. Thank you for coordinating such a great program. View Full →

The best part was having the kids interview people from each organization and really getting to understanding what the needs are in our community. Also, giving the food directly to the food shelf and the money to the Haven. I like how Laura (from the Haven) told us how much food could be bought with our donation. I think the deeper connection we now have with our food shelf is great for the future and will continue to be fostered. I was teary eyed at the end with the power of everything we did! It was a great year and it felt really good to do so much for our community. This made a huge impact on us and made our contributions feel more real.

Janis Boulbol, Teacher at Sharon Elementary

2015-03-09T16:27:37+00:00

Janis Boulbol, Teacher at Sharon Elementary

The best part was having the kids interview people from each organization and really getting to understanding what the needs View Full →

We loved the way it challenged our kids to research, present to their peers and whole school, and especially host the panel presentations. It was such an authentic and real world application of skills for them to experience.

Jennifer Wood, Teacher at Waterford Elementary

2015-03-09T16:28:15+00:00

Jennifer Wood, Teacher at Waterford Elementary

We loved the way it challenged our kids to research, present to their peers and whole school, and especially host View Full →

My favorite part of the InspiringKids program was community day because we were helping a lot of people in a small amount of time. Also because it was cool watching the little kids feel that they were making a difference.

5th Grader, Ottauquechee Elementary

2016-02-23T18:05:50+00:00

5th Grader, Ottauquechee Elementary

My favorite part of the InspiringKids program was community day because we were helping a lot of people in a View Full →

I learned that some people in our community don’t have all their essential needs met. In order to help them we have to be selfless and give but not expect anything in return. It was good to do that as a group because the whole school got to help out rather than just the 6th graders. I liked Community Day because I got to help out people in need in my community. It gives you a good feeling when you do that. Now our school gardens will flourish because of that work everyone put in. Also the food shelf will have bread and soup and the Haven has $500 to spend. It was very fun learning about philanthropy and nonprofits.

6th Grader, Sharon Elementary

2016-02-23T18:06:31+00:00

6th Grader, Sharon Elementary

I learned that some people in our community don’t have all their essential needs met. In order to help them View Full →
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InspiringKids is a youth leadership, community building, and philanthropy program. We work with educators to help a group of student leaders understand the elements of a community, the definition and importance of nonprofits, and how everyone can use their time, treasure and talent to help others in their community.

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