The best way to help young people develop into lifelong servant leaders is to give them personal experience in high-impact service. High-impact service occurs when members are fully invested in the project, the experience positively affects both members and beneficiaries, and the results last beyond the present.
To develop the best service project for your school and community, use the IDEA Toolkit. Written specifically for club officers, the toolkit guides members through planning and executing a service project of their choosing – from beginning to end. IDEA is comprised of four steps:
Each step contains instructions, handouts and tools for club officers. Club advisors should read and review the toolkit with officers – and then act as a resource along the way.
There is no set timeline for using the IDEA Toolkit. We understand that every Builders Club is different. Each club should use the IDEA Toolkit as it sees fit and make adaptations when necessary. In fact, advisors and club officers should review the toolkit together before getting started. If advisors aren’t sure an activity would be approved, it is their responsibility to check with the proper authorities.