Schools On A Mission (SOAM)
After School Program

Touching Heart is on a mission to spread the joy of giving among youth, to challenge and inspire kids to think beyond themselves and make a difference! 

Our after-school curriculum encourages students to talk and learn about issues kids around the world face every day. Throughout the session, children discuss important social issues and participant in service projects. Students will get first-hand experience helping others and turn their compassion into action while having a ton of fun!

In this program, kids build their communication and leadership skills, as well as their confidence, while learning about people in need in their communities and around the world.  Hands-on service projects, such as preparing food for homeless shelters and writing letters to orphans, allow kids to turn their compassion into action and make a real difference!  

                                                                

Elementary School: Eight weeks, meets weekly and focuses on the basics of compassion and hands-on-service projects such as preparing food for homeless shelters

Middle School: Year-long, meets weekly, combines educational curriculum with events planned by students to raise funds for causes they select

High School: Year-long, meets 1 or 2 times a month, project-based curriculum where students are presented with social issue or need, they figure out a solution, and then lead fundraising events to implement their solution.

Program participants will

  • Go through various exercises to help them think beyond themselves, and consider how others may live in less fortunate circumstances
  • Learn about the power of compassion and empathy, and how they can make a difference
  • Experience working as a team to help others
  • Participate in hands-on projects that will directly help kids in need
  • Improve project management, goal-setting, public speaking and planning skills
  • Gain valuable service experience, preparing them for service requirements in middle and high school

Our exciting and unique curriculum is inspiring kids from 1st to 12th grade and receiving rave reviews!  

What students say

“I liked that I could see my friends and have a better understanding about the less privileged.”

“I liked the service projects and how it makes us feel.  I love knowing I touched some hearts and inspired people to do the same.”

What parents say

“He loved everything about the class – the interaction, the blanket making, talking to other people via Skype, and just learning what else was going on in other places.  I love that he appreciates what he has and he actually hopes to be able to help other kids.”

“This is a great opportunity for her to get out of her comfort zone and start thinking of real basic needs that children around the world are lacking. Great opportunity to feel the real happiness/satisfaction that comes out of it.”

For more information on how to bring this unique program to your school,  please email info@touchingheart.com.