Let the Impact LIVE Program show you how...
Youth of all ages can get involved! Host a collection drive event at your school to spread awareness that donating has the power to protect the environment, strengthen ties to the community, and positively impact the lives of families and children in need.
Impact LIVE is an in-school leadership program teaching students of all ages how to organize a collection drive event at their school, as if it were their very own business. Students experience a real world approach to creating business plans, launching a marketing campaign, and planning all the logistical aspects of their collection drive event.
By organizing a collection drive, teachers and students are actively engaged in a hands-on learning experience. Students use their minds independently, creatively, and responsibly to inspire others to donate used goods…and put them to good use!
The program includes a fun filled trip to Impact Thrift Stores and recycling facility, where students participate in creative repurposing projects, and learn how donations are diverted from landfills and recycled into cash for local charities.
Impact LIVE not only adds value to their curriculum and educational experience; it is also designed as a way for Impact Thrift to obtain quality donations to further its own service to the community. Teachers can better serve students of every academic level by transforming learning from the “textbook terrain” into an experience that makes learning more purposeful and “real” to them.
Impact LIVE introduces ideas and methods that help teachers to: fulfill academic standards and goals, make interdisciplinary connections, inspire higher order/design thinking skills, discover personal talents within students, enhance student’s social skills, and provide students with the tools and occasion for active, hands-on, team-learning interactions.
But don’t solely take our word for it. Read Testimonials from teachers and principals who have adopted the Impact LIVE program. Download the ImpactLIVE Brochure.
For more information:
Contact Tamika Miller at 267.387.0030 x5111 or e-mail Tamika at firstname.lastname@example.org
Under the leadership of our Education Program Director, Frank Hartwell, Impact Thrift offers business-based programs specially designed for area college and high school students.
Educational Internships: Designed primarily for students interested in learning more about a career in business. Students will learn by experience about our non-profit retail business and the local charitable organizations supported by Impact Thrift. Partnerships are available with many local colleges/universities, community colleges, and high schools for this unpaid position.
Educational community service: Students will learn through experience about our non-profit retail business, which supports local charitable organizations. Partnerships are available with many local colleges/universities, community colleges, high schools, and community youth groups.
Educational high school senior projects: Students will learn by experience about our non-profit retail business, which supports local charitable organizations. They will be encouraged to complete an approved project of personal interest which relates to an aspect of operating a small business or one of the departments of the store. Partnerships are available with many local high schools.
Educational job skills program: Students will learn by experience about our non-profit retail business, which supports local charitable organizations. They will be expected to learn many fundamental job skills needed to strengthen their resume and achieve successful future employment. Some of these skills include consistent attendance, clear communication, attentiveness to detail, conscientious work habits, cooperative relations with others, effective problem solving, awareness of safety, appreciation of civic engagement, and other professional personal qualities. Partnerships are available with many local high schools and specialized organizations for this unpaid position.