Martin Luther King. Jr. famously said,

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others?”

As we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. this month, we’ve been wondering what our UNICEF Campus Clubs can do for over 100,000 elementary students who are coming together this spring to make the world a better place through UNICEF Kid Power. We have a feeling it could be life-changing for youth of all ages. This is why we’re excited to announce a new program that will connect younger students with role models through a virtual mentoring experience.

Whether you’re part of a campus or community club or a team of co-workers, your group can mentor a Kid Power classroom during their UNICEF Kid Power journey from March through May. With UNICEF Kid Power, kids go on virtual Missions to unlock therapeutic food packets for severely malnourished children around the world. The more kids move, the more lives they save!

And if you’re an educator participating in UNICEF Kid Power in your classroom, you can have your class matched with a group of mentors.

Here’s how to participate: 

  1. Sign up.
    • Groups of mentors, a leader or advisor sign up on behalf of your group here. Sign up by February 15, 2018 and in late February, we will match each group of mentors with a Kid Power classroom. (Learn more about how it works here.) 
    • Educators participating in this spring’s program, check your email for an invitation from us to be a part of this offering. Sign up by February 15, 2018 and in late February, we will match each group of mentors with a Kid Power classroom.
  2. Virtually meet up. From March through May, classes and groups get to know each other and encourage world changing activity during virtual meetups. We’ll provide suggested activities and discussion guides, with little to no preparation necessary. We recommend a meetup once every two weeks from March through May.
  3. Celebrate during Kid Power Month. As the school year comes to an end, celebrate the lifesaving impact students had in helping other kids around the globe.

We recognize that if we want to nurture the next generation of citizens, we need to reach them through their educators, mentors, coaches and role models, like you! It takes just 30 minutes every two weeks to let kids (or your students) know how awesome they are for being a part of this Kids Helping Kids movement. And if you’re a student, being a part of a mentoring group is a great way to earn volunteer hours (we’ll even verify them for you).