Get your students involved
Teachers and advisers are strong supporters of the March of Dimes mission, getting their classrooms and schools involved to help all babies be born healthy. March of Dimes provides fundraising and awareness activities, along with school guides containing lesson ideas.
Visit our age-themed pages for elementary school, middle school, high school and college to find out more on activities appropriate for your classroom. And consider inviting your faculty to participate in our Blue Jeans for Babies campaign, dressing down certain days and donating to March of Dimes to earn the privilege.
Visit our elementary school page to learn more about our Healthy Lifestyles Guide for Elementary School Teachers. For the middle school and high school audiences, check our Teen-2-Teen health education series where high school students can serve as peer health educators and mentors to younger students on important health topics. For Family and Consumer Science (FACS) teachers, check out the March of Dimes 12-Month Pregnancy Program for educators, an online curriculum tool intended to provide FACS teachers with tools that are consistent with national standars and competencies as well as FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) skill development.
Most common questions
Do you have lesson plans and curriculum for students?
For the middle school and early high school audience, check out our Teen-2-Teen program. This three part video series, along with a full curriculum, allows teachers, high school students and other community leaders to share healthy lifestyles information with middle school students and 9th graders.
How can I get involved?
Contact your local March of Dimes office and find out if they have any current programs for students.
Join March for Babies by visiting marchforbabies.org - start a new team for your school, campus or club! Or simply ask a few friends to join in your walk for healthy babies.
Use the resources on this site to plan your own fundraiser or awareness event, and contact email@example.com if you need any help!
What does the March of Dimes offer youth?
Enriching and enduring lifelong experiences through opportunities to:
- Build leadership skills
- Network among like-minded student leaders nationwide
- Give back to communities and make a difference locally
- Become involved in meaningful civic engagement, including advocating for local and national policies
- Be educated about a healthy lifestyle today and in the future
- Earn community service credits and enhance resume
- Develop public speaking skills while building character and self-confidence
Who is part of March of Dimes Team Youth?
One million youths nationwide are supporting the March of Dimes mission, and all of these volunteers fall under our umbrella term "Team Youth."
From elementary school to college, students and teachers/advisers have joined together to reach the day when every baby is born healthy.
We have many national service partners and youth organizations who have partnered with the March of Dimes.
By volunteering for the March of Dimes, you are a part of Team Youth!