Wow works with all the teachers in Blaine County
Wood River Valley teachers are an integral part of the student generosity experience. Teachers introduce the concept of generosity to their classes, guide students to choose a project, and lead them through activities and reflection that will deepen students’ classroom and generosity experiences.
In the 2015-2016 school year, through partnerships with Wow, Wood River Valley teachers helped inspire their students to participate in over 5,000 hours of community service, and therefore, empowered local students to make a positive impact on their community, helping them understand how essential nonprofits are to our thriving community. Wow couldn’t do its work without the collaboration and enthusiasm of the teachers of the Wood River Valley.
A Teacher’s Guide to Working with wow-students
Explain Wow to your students
Explain what Wow: The Generosity Project is all about, and help educate them about being generous and giving back to their community.
Resources: Link to a 4 minute video to show your students how it works.
Talk with the students about the projects
Contact wow-students if you would like assistance.
Confirm your classroom's project selection
There is a link on the project detail page which allows you to communicate your selection with us.
Contact the nonprofit
Once you have confirmed your selection with us we will notify the nonprofit of your selection.
Please make contact with the non-profit and arrange for a visit with or a field trip to the non-profit.
Take lots of pictures and videos!
Share them on your class page on wow-students.org and share them on wow-students’ Facebook page.
We will send you links with your project confirmation.
Ask your students to have a conversation with their parents
Ask your students to have a conversation with their parents or guardians about the project and nonprofit they chose and about generosity.
The big check presentation
Coordinate a time and date to present the big Wow check to the nonprofit when the project is complete.
Contact us and we will bring the check for a special presentation.
We require that all students engage in some sort of formal reflection. We will provide suggestions or you can create your own activity to enhance the generosity experience.