Charity for Change has received a $1,500 grant from State Farm to add curriculum content and videos for its evidence-based Charity for Change Program, which successfully addresses developmental outcomes: social-emotional learning (SEL), academic achievement; and civic/cultural development in participating schools.

“The Charity for Change educational program is an essential part of providing a bright future for our future generations,” said Jose Soto, corporate responsibility analyst for State Farm. “We are proud to invest in the future by giving children a foundation for mental wellness and academic success.”

Naples-based educational nonprofit Charity for Change recently enhanced its school programs with a new online platform and additional social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum, which grew by 400% to address the mental wellness challenges during the pandemic and the aftermath.

The enhanced program includes scientifically proven methods of teaching SEL, including four teaching modalities. The proprietary curriculum seamlessly blends character education, charitable involvement and giving, with standards-based math and language arts in a cooperative learning environment.

“We are honored that State Farm has chosen to support our curriculum,” said Karen Conley, founder and CEO of Charity for Change. “We applaud the State Farm community-minded spirit.”

Since 2008, 80,000 pre-K through 5th grade children have participated in the daily learning program. In addition, more than 100 collaborating charity partners have received more than $140,000 raised by Charity for Change participants.

For information on how to create change by supporting the program, visit charityforchange.org.

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 80,000 children, instilling nine character traits and raising $140,000 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 who will participate in society as empathetic, resilient, ethical and self-reliant citizens. In 2020, Charity for Change launched GiverTV, an interactive video series hosted on Charity for Change’s YouTube channel. Videos feature the program’s mascots, Giver and U2Can, teaching social-emotional learning foundational skills that include character education and service learning. For more information about Charity for Change, please visit www.charityforchange.org or call 239-592-6787.