Magnified Giving is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2008, our mission is to educate, inspire and engage students in philanthropy, and to touch the hearts and minds of teens, lighten the concerns of others, and magnify the impact of philanthropy.
In 2018, the Mayerson Foundation provided funding and guidance to Magnified Giving to continue supporting and leading our community in this work. The Mayerson Foundation’s history in service-learning is rich and meaningful, forever impacting the lives of our youth and community members. Magnified Giving is honored to continue fulfilling these services once provided by the Mayerson Foundation. Learn more about Service Learning by Magnified Giving, Fueled by The Mayerson Foundation.
We Empower Students to:
Explore social issues that matter to them.
Engage with nonprofit organizations, volunteering, or conducting a site visit to find out more about their mission and why the work they do is essential to their community.
Use their voice to advocate and vote for one or more nonprofits to receive grant funds based on what they learned from their grant application and personal experience.
Understand Impact by asking the nonprofit organization to submit a grant proposal for $1,000 or more if the students choose to fundraise additional funds, as well as the value of volunteering or advocating for an organization or social cause. Analyze what impact their grant could make to that organization.
Reflect on why their actions matter and what the youth philanthropy experience means to them, the nonprofit organizations, and the community.
Celebrate the learning process and award the $1,000 grant to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization at the annual Giving Ceremony events.
We do this through a six-step program implemented by teachers that connect donors, students, teachers, and nonprofit organizations.
What is Service-Learning?
The service Learning method of instruction in which students actively participate in the learning process through identifying and meeting community needs while advancing the goals of a given curriculum. Through service-learning, students gain a deeper understanding of the course content, build strong community ties, and prosocial behaviors increase.
Service Learning is a five-part process (IPARD): Investigage, Plan, (take) Action, Reflect, Demonstrate & Celebrate!
Service Learning and Magnified Giving’s process is not another “thing” to teach, but another way of teaching and learning.
Investigate: Students identify community needs through discussion, research, or exploration.
Plan: Students identify action steps and communicate with a nonprofit to learn more about the nonprofit organization’s needs or identify a meaningful service project and develop a plan.
Take Action: Students implement the plan that they developed as a team, learn through the action of serving.
Reflect: Students examine the process as they gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their community, and give significance to the experience that will allow them to apply it to future actions. In meaningful service-learning students reflect and teachers assess student learning after each step, however, it is especially important after the action has been taken to implement student-led plans.
Demonstrate: Students apply knowledge, create a final project, fundraise, and share with peers and community.