So far, Project Goodness has worked with 340 students at six public elementary schools in Los Angeles. The impact has been significant, and has had ripple effects. In the end-of-program surveys, students almost unanimously express excitement and pride in their newfound realization that you do not need to be a celebrity or a millionaire, or even an adult, to have an impact on the world. As one child wrote recently in an evaluation, “One of my favorite lessons was when you taught us what it means to be a philanthropist, because after that lesson, I think I became one.” Several Project Goodness participants have gone on to create their own fundraisers for charities they are passionate about, and one 5th grader is now in the process of founding his own non-profit organization! The differences expressed between our start-of program surveys (“I’m just a kid, what can I do?”) to the end of program (“you taught me that I can make a difference!”) are inspiring. As we are helping change the lens our children are viewing life through, we are in part, changing the world—one little hand at a time!
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