These websites are about community projects. Here you will find activities designed to enhance or improve a school, neighborhood or community. Examples include recycling programs, environmental cleanup projects, babysitting clubs, and more. There are links to several organizations with resources to help you get started planning, organizing, and sustaining your project. Includes links to eThemes Resources on recycling, going green, and service learning.
Here is an index of articles and resources for recruiting, engaging, and supporting young people in positive community service experiences. Learn how to start and sustain your program, engage youth, build community connections, and more.
EPA Community Service Projects
Learn how to start an environmental service project in your school or neighborhood. This page contains a list of ideas for community service projects and links to other organizations that can help you start a youth centered environmental program in your area.
Find out about social causes and volunteer opportunities on this site. Learn about funding and development information to create a sustainable community action project or organization.
Ready, Set, Teach!
This tip sheet for students is about how to start a tutoring program at your school.
Don't Be Last To Join In: Recycle Today
This lesson unit covers how to plan and implement a recycling in your school system, including forming a research committee, drafting a proposal, and evaluating your program's effectiveness.
Guidelines to Starting a School Recycling Program
This page provides the steps to take when organizing a school recycling program and provides links to other resources on recycling programs.
This unit challenges students to develop a school-wide recycling program.
Reuse + Recycling = Waste Recycling
Here is a 32-page PDF file that explains the advantages of waste reduction. Learn how schools can take advantage of opportunities to reduce waste, such as implementing recycling programs, composting, or organizing periodic reuse drives.
Guide for Babysitters
If you are thinking about starting a babysitting club, use these guidelines to help you prepare.
Many local governments have established youth commissions. Use the information on this site to learn how young people can use their voices help shape public decisions, programs, and policies.
Missouri Stream Team
Click on a picture to form your own Stream Team. The link "Education Projects for Teachers" contains a Middle School Activity Guide.
Draw Up a Solution
In this activity, students can identify a problem in their community and create posters to help address the problem.
Community Service Ideas
This page has many community service ideas. Click on each category to find out what things you can volunteer and/or help your community.
eThemes Resource: Going Green
These sites provide resources and information on helping a school "go green". There is information on strategies to teach kids about going green and to help create a green school environment. There are also guidelines for schools to get started with the green school program and examples of best practices from other schools. Includes animations and interactive websites, lesson plans, and teaching resources. There are links to eThemes Resources on Recycling, Energy: Renewable and Non-Renewable, and Earth Day.
eThemes Resource: Recycling
These sites have information on solid waste, composting, and recycling. Read about how paper and plastic are recycled. Includes online games and classroom project ideas. There are links to eThemes Resources on Earth Day and pollution.
eThemes Resource: Teaching Tips: Service-Learning
These sites provide resources for service-learning activities. Learn what service learning is and how to integrate service-learning into curriculum. Includes training guides, service-learning curriculum ideas, download toolkits, and see exemplary service-learning projects in school. There are links to eThemes resources on letter writing.