Welcome to Scholastic's Idol Gives Back™— an educational site that helps your students gain a broad understanding of global issues and teaches them how to take action toward making the world a better place.
On April 24 and 25 you can participate in Idol Gives Back™—a two-night special in the American Idol® series.
Say YES! to raising awareness and funds for organizations that help people living in extreme poverty in America and Africa.
Featured Articles

A Love for Education
Overcoming a life of rural poverty

Clay Aiken's Mission
Educating others about saving the lives of children


Grades K-2 & 3-6:
Global Citizen activities (PDF)
IDOL pledge poster (PDF)

Grades 6-8 & 9-12:
Teaching Guide (6-8)
Teaching Guide (9-12)
Student magazine


NEW! Teen Citizen Magazine
Teen Citizen is a magazine about global
issues and teens taking action.

 I Say YES! Message Board

Teen Citizens Say YES!
Tell us your ideas for how you would like to get involved in your local and global communities. If you are already involved, share your story with us!

  The following links can help you and your students understand global issues, especially poverty in the U.S and Africa.

Tools for Teachers
  • Save the Children:
    Materials geared toward teaching about the challenges facing children living in poverty in the United States and Africa through a variety of videos, slide shows, stories, and other materials and how you can make a difference.

  • U.S. Fund for UNICEF: Teaching materials that help your students learn about UNICEF and its efforts to help children worldwide.

  • Malaria No More: Downloadable educational materials for grades 1, 5, and 6 that show students how they can make a difference on a global scale.

Additional Resources to Share with Your Students

  • America’s Second Harvest
    The largest charitable hunger-relief organization in the United States, America’s Second Harvest distributes nearly 2 billion pounds of food and groceries each year.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
    Boys & Girls Clubs are safe places where kids can play and learn in a positive environment. The organization provides educational programs for students of all ages.
  • Children’s Hunger Fund
    An extensive network of organizations, companies, and individuals that provides food and other supplies to children and families in the United States and around the world.
  • What is a Social Entrepreneur?:
    Help your students understand what a social entrepreneur is and what they do to help people throughout the world.
  • Social Edge:
    A site by and for social entrepreneurs who are working hard to change the world.
  • Global Giving:
    An organization that connects people with grassroots charity projects throughout the world.
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