Community Leadership & Service Curriculum

Part of the Activate Schools Initiative

Activate Good offers high schools, youth groups, and parents our Community Leadership & Service Curriculum for purchase and implementation into their own youth programming. Oftentimes, this takes the form of an elective class.

Are you a teacher or school administrator, or other youth leader who is interested in utilizing the Curriculum? Contact us at to learn how to become a participating school.

Schools in the Triangle area may have the opportunity for a more in-depth partnership with Activate Good leading up to and throughout the duration of your contracted Curriculum use. Such additional services may include teacher training or regular in-class presentations; services are granted on a case-by-case basis, determined based on our internal capacity available at the time of the request, and at an extra cost.

The Content & History

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 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.

Since 2010, more than 350 students have graduated from school-housed elective classes established with the Community Leadership & Service Curriculum. The list of local schools and organizations that have adopted the Curriculum include East Wake School of Integrated Technology, Broughton High School, the NC School of Science and Math, The Fletcher Academy, Wake Young Men’s and Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academies, Garner Magnet High School, and Wake County 4-H.

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