The communications club at Eastfield College was wanting express their philanthropy in a way that was unconventional. They invited Philanthropy Kids to come and speak about the PAVE program: what the intended result is and how the students, as instructors, could ensure that result. However, to ensure that PAVE was effectively being administered, we had to make sure that the future instructors understood how to instruct the course. We taught them about various techniques to introduce the materials to the participants. We emphasized that PAVE was a program that had the power to turn a kid's life around, so it should be taught with sincerity.
Several weeks later, the Communication Club had a retreat where they would learn about camaraderie, something that PAVE promotes among each class. At the retreat, we had former PAVE instructors and PAVE participants came and had a discussion with the Club members focusing around the impact it had on not only the participants, but also the instructors.
The Communication Club used what they learned at the initial meeting and what they learned at the retreat when they implemented the program in Dallas ISD schools. They made it an after school program and saw the benefits. Students who would act up in class, were busy with the work they were assigned because they learned through the PAVE Program that they have a purpose. PAVE has done some incredible effects on students, but it needed influential teachers to make it happen. Philanthropy Kids was there to empower those teachers