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Chicago-land Teachers, Your Students Can Change a Life!

Get ready to change some lives!

GiveForward wants to empower kids with the knowledge that they can make the world a better place.  We are looking for 3 to 5 classroom teachers to let us come teach your students about compassion, helping others, and making a difference.

And the only thing we need is an hour or two of classroom time.

GiveForward plans to create some unexpected joy for a little boy named Max. Max is an eight-year-old who loves star wars and legos.  His favorite animal is the hammerhead shark and he wants to be a pizza chef when he grows up. Max also has Giloblastoma Multiforme, an aggressive brain cancer.  Max was a trooper when doctors removed most of the tumor, but he has a long path of radiation treatments ahead of him. Learn more about Max on his page .

What we want to do is encourage kids to help kids.  GiveForward will help the students brainstorm ideas about ways that we can give back or create an event to raise funds for Max.  Students will discuss, debate, and then get to execute their idea- running a short term project.  By creating Thank You cards, having a bake sale, or selling tickets to a talent show, we will teach kids business concepts and larger ideas of giving back to others.

In just a one or two hours spread over the course of 5 weeks, students will gain the satisfaction of owning a project and finishing an idea. The bigger lesson, however, will be that they will change the life of a real child.  They will be empowered with the concept that they can make a difference.

A GiveForward Team member will be there every step of the way and we have all the lesson plans ready.  We want to create a culture of of giving and we want your students to participate.

We can only accept a limited number of classrooms. So if you are interested, please let us know by September 10th!  Please email with any questions or to get started!

We’ve previously run a “create unexpected joy”  fundraising campaigns in which we raised money for a 17-year-old boy named Justin fighting stage 4 testicular cancer.  Strangers across the Internet raised over $11,000 and sent hundreds of virtual hugs and message to Justin’s GiveForward page.  Amazingly, one month after the campaign ended, Justin’s doctors declared him cancer free! Read more here:

Again, we’d love to have your class participate in GiveForward Academy.  Please shoot us an email by September 10th  so we can get started!

Whose world will you change?