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Youth Educational Programs
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Youth Educational Programs
Ecology Awareness Program
Exercise and Nutrition Program
Financial Literacy Program
Patriotic Civics Program
Safety and Life Skills Program
School Speech Contest

Youth Educational Programs are free educational classroom curriculum programs for school and youth groups. Since 1948, Modern Woodmen has offered these programs to help kids become safer, more responsible and more confident.

2013 National School Speech Contest winners

View excerpts from the speeches of the first-, second- and third-place winners of the 2013 National School Speech Contest. The topic was "A Person Who Has Overcome."

Get Microsoft Silverlight1st Place: Joy R., Davenport, IA
Get Microsoft Silverlight2nd Place: Sarah B., Maumee, OH
Get Microsoft Silverlight3rd Place: Sofia T., Shinnston, WV
    

 

Open to everyone
Members and nonmembers can use Modern Woodmen youth educational programs! This includes public and private schools, home school associations, churches, YMCAs, park programs, day-care centers, before- and after-school programs, scout troops, and 4-H clubs.*

Easy to use
Modern Woodmen's youth educational programs are easy for teachers and youth leaders to implement and teach children valuable life lessons in a learning environment.

Benefit children and communities
Children who participate:

  • Gain information in many different areas of learning.
  • Build self-esteem.
  • Receive useful, take-home items to reinforce learning.
  • Are recognized for their efforts. 
  • Have fun!
Communities that access Modern Woodmen youth educational programs:
  • Gain free resources for educators and kids.
  • Receive educational support for local schools and other youth organizations.
  • Build a sense of caring.

Program specifics
Modern Woodmen offers the youth educational programs listed below for classroom use.
    • Safety and Life Skills Program
      This program stimulates children to think about safety as they study subjects including Internet safety, being home alone and fire safety.
    • School Speech Contest
      This program provides a valuable personal and academic speaking experience, along with a chance to compete at a national level.**


*Modern Woodmen representatives donate Modern Woodmen youth educational programs to their local schools and/or youth groups. In parts of the country not serviced by Modern Woodmen, the programs may not be available.


**The School Speech Contest can only be used by schools.


Request Youth Educational Programs

Members and nonmembers can use these free programs!

Find a Representative, call our home office at (800) 322-9805 or if you've used a Youth Educational Program in the past, you can request it again online.

It's a Fact

In 2013, more than 1.7 million children’s lives were touched by Modern Woodmen youth educational programs.

http://www.modern-woodmen.org/MemberBenefits/YouthPrograms/YouthEducationalPrograms/Pages/summary.aspx