For Parents

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How can we make this fundraiser meaningful
for your children, not just a mere donation
?

Directors of Outreach

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Become aware of current events. 


Educate others. 


Civil thinkers of the future. 

Become a Director of Outreach by simply sending a copy of your infographic to us!  

What Do 
They Do

Benefits

How To 
Start

Directors of Outreach are premier agents of our fundraiser whose responsibility is to spread awareness about the Ukraine crisis.

 

They have the special duty of researching and informing the public and people their age about the atrocities occurring in the war and how these atrocities will affect them.

 

The mission of Directors of Outreach should be to educate one person per day about the crisis and ask them to educate one of their friends. Through this sequence of encounters, more than 100 people can be made aware of the war and ready to do their part in providing aid and relief to the refugees. 

By becoming a Director of Outreach, children are gaining three benefits: awareness of world events, leadership experience, and a foundation for civil thinking. 

At a young age, children will be exposed to new information and become more conscious of the world around them and how they can help.

As a Director of Outreach, they will also gain meaningful leadership experience by developing their communication abilities and encouraging others to follow suit with their efforts. 

Lastly, they will develop a propensity to be apt thinkers and problem-solvers, making them future-proof. 

1) Research the Ukraine war. You can choose to focus on the crisis as a whole or certain aspects of it; for example, how the war affects education. Find one article or video that interests you. 

 

2) Create an informative hand-out based on the source. You can make an infographic easily through Canva, or create a DIY arts-and-crafts product. The hand-out should include: context, illustrative pictures of the topic, the headline, date, at least two notable facts from the source, and a "So What?" analysis.

3) Share with others. Print copies of your infographic to share with your friends or send them through email or by posting on social media. Make sure to send all infographics to our team, so we can create a collection of infographics. All infographics will be presented under a page on our website with the contributor's name, grade level, and city. 

 

Examples

1. Find a News Article You are Interested In

Learn about media bias and browse through unbiased news sources. Learn about biased sources here: https://adfontesmedia.com/static-mbc/?utm_source=HomePage_StaticMBC_Image&utm_medium=OnWebSite_Link. 

 

2. Research Background and Learn Context

Conduct preliminary research and understand the "why?" factor of your news. For example, this source explains that the Donbas region has separatist groups that ally with Russia, making it an easier territory for Putin to attack. 

 

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3. Find Facts from Your Source and Create Infographic

Ensure that you include the following elements in your infographic: 

  • Media source article is from

  • Date that ARTICLE was published (not your infographic)

  • Informative picture

  • Headline/Title

  • Context from research ("Why?")

  • Facts from source

  • The "So What?" factor; What is its significance? How does it affect us here in the United States?

  • Your name (for credit)

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