It’s Up to Us

The Giraffe Heroes Program is designed for teens willing to stick their necks out to make a difference, and to create community service projects that tackle real world problems. The resource guides teens to choose an issue, design a service project that addresses the issue, and then to implement that project.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have several copies of the book available for those without Internet or computer access
  • Save the portfolios from previous years to serve as models
  • Have participants log on and read additional stories of those who made a difference
Classroom Considerations
  • The guide is designed to accompany a reading of the book It's Up to Us
  • Participants download the text to their individual computers
  • For those without computers or Internet access, John Graham's book is available for purchase in paperback and ebook format
  • The 122-page packet includes a table of contents that makes it easy to find specific resources
  • A link is provided to the library of additional stories
  • Includes model parent/guardian letters 
  • A teacher's guide is also included


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