ThinkGive Out-of-School Time (OST)

For after-school, weekend, and camp environments

Ripple Effect OST
GRADES 3 + 4 + 5

The ThinkGive® Ripple Effect Out-of-School-Time (OST) program modifies ThinkGive’s in-class Ripple Effect program to work effectively in after-school, weekend, and summer camp environments. Throughout this curriculum, students reflect on how their actions can make an impact that ripples out into their communities. Lesson plans engage students through visual, hands-on, and interactive activities. Each lesson includes opportunities to share, brainstorm, and reflect. Between lessons, students are encouraged to take kind actions to impact themselves, others, and the environment.


How small and positive actions can have a big impact, rippling outward into their communities.

How they have been impacted by the positive actions of others.

The diverse opportunities for taking positive actions in our everyday interactions.


14 lessons; 30-35 minutes each. Includes six lesson themes, an Introduction, and a Wrap-up; each theme includes two 30-minute lessons so that learnings are reinforced and/or fewer students miss a theme because of irregular attendance.

Lessons can be modified and facilitated at a pace suited to the schedule and student needs.


Self-awareness: Integrating personal and social identities; Identifying emotions; self-care; self-efficacy; growth mindset; developing a sense of purpose

Self-management: Managing emotions; self-discipline; self-motivation; goal-setting; organizational skills; personal and collective agency; taking initiative

Social awareness: Perspective-taking; empathy; respect for others; concern for others; gratitude; identify diverse social norms, including unjust ones; recognize family, school, and community resources and supports

Relationship skills: Communication; social engagement; teamwork and collaboration; relationship-building; cultural competency; leadership; stand up for the rights of others, including the environment

Responsible decision-making: Curiosity and open-mindedness; ethical responsibility; problem identification; evaluating personal, interpersonal, and community impacts; reflecting


Engage in collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.

Review key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

Write and verbally express opinions on topics, supporting a point of view with reasons.

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases.

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Custom OST
GRADES 1 - 8

ThinkGive can fit most Out-of-school time (OST) environments. We are working hard to develop several OST elementary and middle school programs. In the meantime, if you want to use ThinkGive in a specific OST environment, contact us to discuss customizing our programs to fit your needs.

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