About the Students Bringing Hope Program
The Students Bringing Hope Program is the definition of AMAZINGNESS. Students (elementary-college) are joining HOPE Nation to bring hope home to Families with cancer by raising awareness and funds. BHH offers a service-learning style of involvement so students can fully understand the impact they are making.
The Lip Dub highlights the 2013-2014 BHH School of the Year: Springfield Township Middle School!
Student Learning Outcomes
- To recognize their leadership ability
- To understand & value empathy
- To act with initiative to lead change
See below for the different ways you can join Hope Nation and email KateTrotter@BringingHopeHome.org to get started!
Join Hope Nation today and start spreading Unexpected Amazingness in your own way!
Write Notes of Hope to our families (Amazingness template found here!) ∙ Host a bake sale or a lemonade stand to raise money for BHH ∙ Donate your chores (template found here) ∙ Sell bracelets or other handmade crafts∙ Ask your parents if you can run/walk in one of our races ∙ Create a music video with an inspirational message for our families ∙ Color a picture for our families ∙ Complete the BHH Activity Book ∙ Create a Change is Good BHH Kids Craft to raise money for BHH families!
Grab your friends and spread the hope.
There is no limit to the unexpected amazingness you can provide to local families with cancer.
Start a BHH Club at your school (Download the club guidebook to get started!) ∙ Host a bake sale ∙ Volunteer at our upcoming events ∙ Run or walk in our 5k’s & endurance challenges ∙ Write notes of hope to our families ∙ Start a dance marathon at your school ∙ Rock the HOPE and purchase a Hope Nation t-shirt ∙ Adopt-A-Family around the holidays with your friends and family ∙ Create your own fundraiser (click here for ideas!)
It is such a rewarding experience bringing together your own family to help another.
Here at Bringing Hope Home, we have a ton of family friendly activities to engage your children in meaningful service work.
STOMP Cancer as a family in one of our 5k’s ∙ Create HOPE Week at your house and collect loose change throughout the week to donate to BHH families (kids can donate their chore money to join in on the amazingness!) ∙ Adopt-A-Family around the holidays ∙ Volunteer as a family at our upcoming events
Spread the amazingness on your campus!
Whether you are a part of one of our campus clubs, serve as a BHH campus rep or get your own organizations involved in some way, college students continue to impress. Join the movement and spread the amazingness!
Start/join a BHH campus club (Download the club guidebook to get started!) ∙ Host a fundraiser on campus ∙ Become a BHH Campus Rep ∙ Intern with BHH! ∙ Adopt-A-Family around the holidays ∙ Participate in one of our 5k’s or endurance challenges ∙ Volunteer at our upcoming events ∙ Sell Hope Nation t-shirts on campus to raise money for our families ∙ Create your own fundraiser (click here for ideas)
Have you ever practiced with purpose? Or dedicated a game in memory/honor of a loved one with cancer? These are all ways your team can get involved and make a huge impact!
Host a charity tournament to raise money for BHH ∙ Have an “orange-out” at your next game ∙ Sell Hope Nation t-shirts to raise money & awareness ∙ Volunteer as a team at our upcoming events ∙ Adopt-A-Family as a team around the holidays ∙ Create your own fundraiser (click here for ideas)
Bringing Hope Home offers lesson plans focused through the Common Core to reinforce and spread the BHH mission of providing Unexpected Amazingness to local Families with cancer. Please see the lesson plans below and feel free to use in any way you see fit.
- Grade K-2 Social Studies –Helping Hands for a Hopeful Community
- Grades 3-5 Math –Hoping for Change
- Grades 3-5 Writing –Notes of Hope
- Grades 6-8 Math –Hoping for Change
- Grades 9-12 Writing –Notes of Hope
- Additional Resources: BHH Children’s Activity Book
- BHH Cards: Amazingness template
Here are some other ways your school can get involved:
School-wide assemblies encouraging service and volunteerism ● School-wide fundraising efforts to pay household bills for local families with cancer ● Day of Service opportunities ● Adopt-A-Family around the holidays
Evaluation & Assessment
Clubs serve as our first line of Amazingness:
Volunteering at BHH events, adopting Families around the holidays, creating unique fundraisers at their schools and promoting BHH on social media. BHH Clubs are established at schools to help further our mission and raise money for our families. We love our clubs and the Amazingness they spread each and every day.
Looking to gain valuable experience through an internship?
Well look no further! Bringing Hope Home offers internships in the areas of Event Planning, Marketing, Social Media, Social Work, Fundraising Development, Student Leadership and more. We are flexible in making the internship the right fit for each student to ensure they walk away with an impactful learning experience and a great resume builder! For more details about our Internship Program, contact Kate Trotter at firstname.lastname@example.org
ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Springfield Township Middle School**, Fugett Middle School***, Stetson Middle School, Chesterbrook Academy Elementary, Haverford Middle School**, Hillsdale Elementary School, Indian Lane Elementary, Loomis Elementary, Westtown-Thornbury Elementary, Penn Wood Elementary, Mary C. Howse Elementary, Glen Acres Elementary, Holy Cross Catholic School, St. Pio Catholic School, and St. Francis of Assisi School
Malvern Prep, Saint Basil Academy, Cardinal O’Hara, Little Flower Catholic High School, Radnor High School, Rustin High School*, Garnett Valley High School, Dover High School*, Phoenixville Area High School, Upper Dublin High School, East Greenwich Township Schools, and Strath Haven High School
COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, & GRADUATE PROGRAMS
West Chester University***, Susquehanna University, Drexel University*, James Madison University, Robert Morris University*, Temple University, St. Joseph’s Universtiy, LaSalle University, and Kutztown Universtiy
Circle K (WCU), Alpha Phi Omega (WCU), Beta Theta Pi (Drexel University), Pi Kappa Alpha (Rowan University), LeBow College of Business (Drexel University), Friars (WCU), The Drexel Hill Voluntweens, Aronimink Swim Team, The Acorn Tournament, The Patriot Bowl, Checking for Cancer, The Coyle School of Irish Dance, and West Chester Univeristy’s Panhellenic Council
**BHH School of the Year award winner
*BHH Club established at school
The Commonwealth Cup is presented to one school each year who demonstrates excellence in providing Unexpected Amazingness to local families with cancer. The following schools have won this award. Click on their school names to learn how!
- 2013-2014: Springfield Township Middle School
- 2014-2015: West Chester University
- 2015-2016: Fugett Middle School
- 2016-2019: Haverford Middle School
The Commonwealth Cup is proudly presented by:
Student & Program Awards
- Megan Hess (BHH, WCU Chapter President 2015) won the Everyday Young Hero Award for her work with BHH through Youth Service America
- Andrew Birk (BHH, RMU Chapter President 2016) chosen as a Student Leader for Global Youth Service Day for planning a Color Run for Bringing Hope Home
- Andrew Birk was also awarded the Presidential Transformation Award by Robert Morris University, an award given to a graduating senior who has been transformed by his experience at RMU and has contributed to the transformation of the university in a meaningful way.
- Bringing Hope Home selected as a Lead Agency for Global Youth Service Day in 2016 and 2017(only 107 agencies chosen globally!)
- The BHH, WCU Chapter was awarded the 2015-2016 Student Organization of the Year and the 2016-2017 Student Organization Program of the Year at West Chester University