Our free middle school program, Global Education to Improve Tomorrow (Get IT!), teaches students about their roles as consumers and the effects their choices have in the global marketplace, while emphasizing reading comprehension, audience-based writing, high-level thinking and research strategies. The units feature the international trade of flowers, coffee and bananas, common products that people in the United States buy from Latin America.
Chores for Change is a service program that teaches students about hunger and what they can do to make a difference in their own communities, as well as around the world. This program helps teach students of any age about community service, the world and how to make a difference. Participants work as volunteers to reduce hunger, such as passing out food at a soup kitchen or collecting cans for a food bank. Each participant recruits sponsors to pledge donations for time spent in volunteer activities, collects the donations and sends them to Heifer International to help us fight world hunger. The experience of confronting hunger issues, firsthand, teaches lifelong lessons.
Each kit includes: