Classroom Elections

Introduction

A Charity Election is a school-wide election where students vote on where to donate among a selection of charities chosen to inspire meaningful discussions and empower students to find their voice on complex global issues. Students research a selection of evidence-backed, impactful nonprofits and choose which will receive a sponsored donation. Charity Elections are a new form of Giving Game, sponsored by The Life You Can Save’s Giving Games Project

Below is a record of The Charity Elections we have held so far, including pictures for the students and organizers to enjoy! Thank you so much for all the students and teachers who made this happen. 

Northfield High School (2018), Northfield, Minnesota

787 voting students
$2,070 donated on behalf of NHS

  • 1st place: Village Enterprise - $1552 (317 votes)
  • 2nd place: Seva Foundation - $414 (305 votes)
  • 3rd place: Innovations for Poverty Action $104 (165 votes)

EXPLO at Yale, 2019 (Session One), New Haven, Connecticut

266 voting students
$810 donated on behalf of EXPLO

  • 1st place: Seva - $607 (93 votes)
  • 2nd place: Village Enterprise - $162 (88 votes)
  • 3rd place: Innovations for Poverty Action - $41 (85 votes)

EXPLO at Yale, 2019 (Session Two), New Haven, Connecticut

305 voting students
$1,110 donated on behalf of EXPLO

  • 1st place: Village Enterprise - $833 - 119 votes 
  • 2nd place: Innovations for Poverty Action - $222 - 94 votes
  • 3rd place: Seva - $55 - 92 votes

You can access images for each of these events here! 

Next steps?

If you have any questions, are interested in running a Charity Election in your school, or sponsoring a Charity Election, please get in touch with Kathryn, Philanthropic Educator and Curriculum Developer with The Giving Games Project.

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Giving Games is a project of The Life You Can Save focused upon seeding High Impact Philanthropy through experiential philanthropy education.
The views expressed in blog posts are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Peter Singer or The Life You Can Save.

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