SCI is launching a new program with ThinkGive from Concord, MA. ThinkGive is an action-based social-emotional learning program that offers programming to enrich social-emotional learning in schools throughout the Commonwealth. Connecting through a Racial Equity Symposium, SCI and ThinkGive quickly realized that coming together would be a great opportunity for a new program, Allyship Month.
Funded by CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, this program will provide a free curriculum to create a space to learn about and discuss allyship. The Allyship Spotlight is a month-long program where participants will explore and take action around: considering the reality and experiences of others, addressing biases when they arise and inspiring others through their actions, and discovering what it means to be an ally. In addition to a virtual learning program for individuals, this curriculum is available for use by teachers, youth program leaders, and others to facilitate on their own.
Now more than ever we’ve learned the importance of being an ally. We want this curriculum to teach students and adults the importance of being an ally and how to be an ally. Being an ally is much more than saying you’re an ally. Being an ally is a lifelong commitment to fighting for change. We want to provide children, teenagers, and adults with the tools and knowledge to do this work.
Participants will take this knowledge and become allies for marginalized people in their communities. Allyship Month will teach students and adults how to be an effective ally. The interactive curriculum will cover the do’s and don’ts of being an ally. Those participating will learn more about the definition of Allyship as well as take the time to reflect on what they know, are learning, and will continue to learn.
Program For Individuals!
Participate in our collaborative Allyship Spotlight community program this January 2022! Sign up for the program HERE!
Through funding provided by CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, SCI and ThinkGive are happy to offer this interactive program consisting of 5 lessons free of charge!
This program can work for any schedule. We hope you will join us every Friday (1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, and 2/4) from 12:15-1:00pm for a Zoom discussion group Lunch n’ Learn. You will also be able to read the weekly discussion in a summary email. We will present you with weekly topics and action challenges around the theme of Allyship. Between sessions, we will all take action as allies, then post our experiences to the ThinkGive portal.
Access the Curriculum for a Group!
Educators, community leaders, and anyone interested is able to receive lesson plans to facilitate this program on their own schedule. Sign-up here and get access to the Introduction Lesson today!
Through funding provided by CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, SCI and ThinkGive are happy to offer this curriculum consisting of 5 lessons free of charge!