Supplies for Success will have your group working as a team and giving back at the same time in this popular on site team building activity. Based off the game show “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader”, contestants/teams will play a series of 5th grader games with the content taken from elementary school text books. Along the way, contestants will earn points by answering a series of questions and completing challenges spanning various elementary subjects such as animal science, spelling or math, earning points/money for their team! The points/money will be used to “purchase” school supplies to create school “give bags” which will be donated to a local Mexican school!
A year’s worth of school supplies for one child in Mexico costs on average $20usd. For many of the working poor, this is a week’s worth of wages. There are children who are not going to school because their family cannot afford school supplies. Those that do attend, often do not have a pencil or paper to write with. How can these kids learn when they don’t have the tools?
Your group will be responsible for assembling “give bags” of grade specific school supplies for students. These bags will be donated and stored until the beginning of the school year when the kids will receive the bags and get ready for classes! The following is a sample “give bag” that can be created.
Always quick to come up with outside-of-the-box solutions, your group welcomes any activity that can help them think creatively and have some fun.
Giving back to your community and those in need is important to your group, and they’re excited by the idea of taking part in a philanthropic activity as a team.
Working together comes naturally to your team and they understand that the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. The acronym T.E.A.M resonates strongly and they know everyone will achieve greater results with a team first mentality. “Together. Everyone. Achieves. More” (T.E.A.M)
“It was clear that everyone enjoyed the activity, had a good time and found it rewarding and beneficial. Also, the opportunity to contribute to a worthwhile cause increased the level of satisfaction for many. But even more important, people made it abundantly clear how they would be taking the contacts, lessons and experiences gained from the event directly back to their on-the-job efforts.”