Charity for Change, the Collier County nonprofit behind the classroom-based Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Giver Program, announces the launch of GiverTV, an interactive video series. The series allows the program to reach students beyond its afterschool, summer school, in-school and pre-school settings that in 12 years have reached 62,000 children in Florida and several other states.
The approximately 10-minute videos are hosted on charityforchange.org and Charity for Change’s YouTube channel. Videos feature the program’s mascots, Giver and U2Can, teaching foundational skills that include character education and service learning. Episodes include real-world examples of key character traits and activities families can do together to help their community. The format includes appearances by community leaders such as Florida Senator Kathleen Passidomo, science experiments and charitable crafts, with downloadable activities available at charityforchange.org. Videos currently available include: Kindness, Perseverance and Citizenship. New videos will be added regularly.
“With distance learning and children losing connectivity through school, it’s increasingly more important that they have the tools to deal with isolation, stress and anxiety,” said Karen Conley, founder and CEO of Charity for Change. “GiverTV is the culmination of what the Giver Program and Charity for Change are all about. By giving children a strong foundation of social-emotional learning skills, we are better equipping children to be resilient and deal with the challenges of change and the unknown.”
Sponsorships of GiverTV are available for businesses, foundations or individuals. For information, call 239-592-6787.
About Charity for Change
Founded in 2008, Charity for Change brings children together to see past their differences and work together for others in need to prevent bullying and violence and instill empathy and a giving spirit. Through character education and charitable activities, the organization serves children through its afterschool, summer school, preschool, and in-school programs. Since 2008, the program as impacted 62,000 children, instilling 19 character traits and raising $138,000 for 100 area charities. The goal of Charity for Change is to cultivate confident, compassionate children who become successful learners, contribute to their schools and communities, and will participate in society as empathetic, resilient, ethical, and self-reliant citizens. For more information about Charity for Change, please visit www.charityforchange.org or call 239-592-6787.