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Plan virtual SEL games for the class (RESOURCE: Boot Camp Agenda with SEL Games)

Celebrate class birthdays monthly or grades quarterly virtually with video or online celebration

Online raffle to raise funds

Arrange meetings for interaction, sharing thoughts, and support, fashioned after the Let’s Talk Wednesdays or Boot Camp

Virtual talent show

Lead an online painting class, fitness session, or help others learn a new skill

Help distribute needed supplies – with permission from parent per district guidelines

Connect with LIA classes from different regions – get together and interact virtually

Virtual gaming night/ family game night/ Jackbox games

Virtual Gala with a guest speaker

Netflix Party/movie night


Zooniverse – virtual service projects divided into interest categories 

Project Gutenberg – eBook volunteer opportunities

Video call with elderly in nursing homes 

Be pen pals with younger students

Smithsonian Digital Volunteer

Translate or Transcribe Ted Talks

Be My Eyes app – virtual assistance for the blind or visually impaired

Provo UT area – assist BYU students with disabilities

All For Good – Location-based volunteer opportunities 

Points of Light – Location-based volunteer opportunities

Create welcome video for incoming students

Brainstorm solutions to problems at school – create a video to address

Email/penpals with elderly or veterans

Create Instagram page with links and info for parents and community

Drive for those in need- ex. PPE, food, clothing, personal hygiene, etc

Writing thank you letters to frontline workers during COVID


LIA LIST – guest speakers and mock interviews (1 month free trial)- connects professionals with educators and students virtually

Arrange presentation with Puente – nonprofit that provides informative workshops to first generation college students and their parents

Have your school counselor present to the class about social and emotional topics affecting students (virtually or in-person)

Ask your school guidance counselor to help with college/financial applications (virtually or in-person)

Share resumes and give feedback to each other

Practice presenting and interviewing/mock interviews with class

Arrange virtual field trips to universities

Reach out to colleges/universities for presentations

Reach out to local businesses via email for sponsorship