Resources for Educators
Building, Empowering and Growing our Communities
New Day Storytelling Advocates believes in empowering youth to tell our world’s most pressing advocacy stories through art, in tandem with local and international advocates. We desire to compile authentic, inspiring narratives that celebrate the work of young changemakers around the globe.
Our collaborative outreach efforts are uniquely designed with students and focus on exploring the social and environmental issues youth care about now.
Empower your students to embark on their own community call to action and help them grasp that they are already changemakers with unlimited potential!
Partner with New Day Storytelling Advocates to come speak at your school in person or online. Or curate an Advocacy Proposal to offer students opportunities to create their own meaningful stories while creating a positive impact.
Connect with us to learn how you can be supported in your own advocacy endeavor as a teacher, in tandem with your students or in your community.
Assemblies and Speaking Arrangements
Storytelling Advocacy in Person & Virtual
Dear Tariq “Ripple Effect”
The Power of Kindness
Invite Dagne to come speak at your school in
person or online.
Hear the story behind the story of Dear Tariq, and the international storytelling advocacy ripple effect that ensued! Learn about young humanitarian Alex Myteberi, youth artist Sirin Hamada, inspiring changemaker Jordan Hattar, and the student Dear Tariq creative team spread across several continents.
See how one young person’s commitment to empathy inspired a ripple effect that continues to make advocacy waves in communities around the world.
The Power of
Invite Dagne to come speak at your school in person or online.
Remind students of their agency, creativity, and ability to tell a story that no one else can! Help them see the beauty of their own narratives and how when coupled with advocacy, they can create a more empathetic world, one story at a time.
Encourage students to celebrate their strengths, their capacity to inspire others through passionate service, and their ability to harness the power of their own voice! Empower students to leverage their own community and beyond, in the spirit of collaboration and authentic storytelling advocacy.
New Day and Dagne are huge fans of encouraging kids to highlight the stories, service, and/or advocacy work they are currently doing in their own communities and beyond! Consider choosing one or more of your students to help facilitate this assembly with New Day and promote authentic service leadership from within your own community. Should you choose to entertain this path, Dagne would be honored to work with these student leaders and teachers in advance!
Dear Tariq Storytelling Advocacy Curriculum
Curated by Educators for Educators
Storytelling, Service-Learning, and Global Citizenship Coach LeeAnne Lavender and Educator Dagne Furth of New Day Storytelling Advocates have co-designed this 13-Lesson Adaptive Youth Advocacy Curricular Guide to accompany New Day's Storytelling Advocates second book Dear Tariq for students ages 8 years old and up!
A “Storytelling, Youth Advocacy, and Service in Action 13-Lesson Adaptive Curricular Guide” designed to thoughtfully engage students in exploring Dear Tariq’s youth advocacy narrative.
Unit length: 13 lessons with options for extension tasks, additional lessons, and discussion questions.
This unit is built on the foundations of service learning, a powerful way of teaching and learning that is rooted in student voice, choice, and agency, and in:
equipping students to investigate an issue
plan and prepare to take action
act in positive and purposeful ways
reflect on their experiences
demonstrate their learning and the impact of their actions on the community
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This unit has been crafted with grade 3 students in mind, but could easily be adapted for use in grades 1-5. Choosing equivalent Common Core and C3 standards would align the unit with the learning objectives and targets for any elementary grade level, and teachers could adapt any learning activities or lessons to be more congruent with their particular students, relevant skill levels and learning outcomes.
There is a list of 60 discussion questions at the end of this unit plan that align with all pages of text in Dear Tariq. First and second-grade students should thoughtfully navigate Dear Tariq’s narrative at the discretion of their teacher.