Activate Schools

Activate Schools is Activate Good's initiative to empower the next generation of young volunteers and community leaders. Through the Activate Schools initiative, Activate Good works with local high schools to integrate our Community Leadership & Service class into their curriculum in the form of an elective class for students.

Are you a teacher or school administrator interested in utilizing the Community Leadership & Service curriculum? Contact us at schools@activategood.org to learn how to become a participating school.

About the Community Leadership & Service class

In 2008, Activate Good developed a curriculum for a high school elective class to teach students about the value of volunteering and empower them to become volunteer leaders. The pilot of this class was offered at Broughton High School in Raleigh and the East Wake School of Integrated Technology in Wendell during the 2010-2011 school year.

The Community Leadership & Service curriculum covers topics such as:

  • How to volunteer and engage others in volunteerism
  • How to find community, nonprofit, and volunteer resources
  • How to create, conduct, and lead service projects
  • Personal and team leadership in the context of community benefit and volunteer efforts
  • Community and social issues, their root causes, and approaches to solving them

Students taking the class have opportunities to participate in and lead hands-on service projects, engage in discussion and debates about community issues, and meet community and nonprofit leaders working on our community's issues.

As of Fall 2012, 72 students have graduated from the Community Leadership & Service class taught at East Wake School of Integrated Technology, Broughton High School, and the NC School of Science and Math.

During the 2012-2013 school year, an additional 85 students are participating in the class at the Wake Young Men's Leadership Academy, Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy, and the NC School of Science and Math.