From empowering your students to reach their full potential and make a difference, to providing teachers with tools to support their students and address critical social issues in the classroom, explore our free resources below.
WE Schools empowers students with the skills, knowledge and motivation to bring positive change in themselves and the world. Through experiential service-learning programs, they explore and take action on critical issues impacting their communities and the world. Along the way, they gain social and emotional learning skills such as resilience, empathy and problem-solving.
This year’s kit is packed with resources to help your students build their skills and take action on the issues they care about, from access to clean water, to bullying and the environment. Get started on your journey to make a difference with issues cards, posters, step-by-step action guides and more.
Digital badging recognizes achievements that may not be measured by traditional assessments. Through the WE Schools Badge Program, students receive badges in recognition of their hard work and achievements. The Tech for Good Guidebook provides step-by-step instructions to get started on digital skill-building in your classroom. Find out more at our free professional development event on November 12. Register here!
WE Teachers is a no-cost program and online hub that helps teachers build their capacity and empower their students. It connects them to a network of like-minded peers, offers professional development and training sessions, and provides resources to help their students become active, engaged citizens. The focus: trauma-informed practices, with modules on pandemic-informed communities, mental well-being, diversity and inclusion and more.
Check out our latest virtual Global Classrooms to watch with your class, or Professional Development events to build your capacity as a teacher. Motivational, educational and inspiring, you won't want to miss a single one.
On November 12, we hosted an event for educators where we explored how to use technology to help students engage in virtual service-learning and build their digital skills. Watch to learn how to use WE Schools service-learning campaigns while teaching virtually, and hear about the latest tech tools students can use to boost their actions.
On October 28, we brought focus and attention to cancer. Guests and experts talked about quality of life, research and innovation, and how youth can raise awareness and support a friend or family member who is sick. We also heard from powerful, inspiring youth guests who have conquered cancer. Don't miss it!
Check out our top ideas for virtually taking action in your local community—because now more than ever, it’s important to find ways to support and uplift the people around us. There are so many ways to give back while also still staying safe. Download the free resource to get started!
Hershey Heartwarming Project Action Grant
Whether it’s hosting a virtual event, volunteering in your community or running a campaign to write handwritten messages of kindness, simply tell us how you are changing your community for the better—we want to make it happen! Apply for the $250 grant!
WE Volunteer Now Grant
Now more than ever, it’s important to find ways to support and uplift the people around us. Made possible by The Allstate Foundation, the WE Volunteer Now Grant is a $250 grant to help schools and youth give back to their communities in a creative and unique way, like planning a virtual or physically distanced volunteer project. Apply now!
WE Teachers Award
Teachers do so much more than teach, so we’re going above and beyond to support them with the WE Teachers Award, now in its second year, 1,000 teachers will each receive a $500 Walgreens gift card to use in the classroom. Apply or nominate an incredible teacher you know!
WE Are Innovators Grant
WE and DOW are calling all young innovators to build a better future through science! Join the WE Are Innovators Challenge by picking one of five sustainability issues your group is passionate about and telling us your innovative and creative solution. Apply now!
This fall, we’re hosting a series of no-cost online events for students and teachers, covering topics from cancer awareness, to mental well-being, to virtual service learning. Through our Professional Development programming, you’ll hear from industry experts and exchange ideas with other like-minded teachers. And our Global Classrooms will engage your students in an innovative educational space that removes the typical barriers of a four-walled classroom and puts social issues learning into the hands of students. Click below to find out more about upcoming events and to register!