A charity election is a school-wide event in which high school students vote among three charities to decide which will receive up to $2,000 in sponsored funds.
In a charity election, high school students research, discuss, and reflect on three charities before voting to decide which will receive up to $2,000 in sponsored funds. The programme was designed to inspire meaningful discussions and empower young people to reflect on complex world issues and realise their potential to make a difference.
To aid the student decision-making process, teachers are provided with an easily implemented framework for research and discussion around giving effectively. Students are empowered to use reason and evidence as tools for informed decision making, ultimately casting a vote grounded in critical thinking, empathy, and reflection on multiple points of view.