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Welcome to the Legacy Project, a big-picture learning project.

Our three banner programs reflect the three levels at which you and
your students evolve your legacy through your lifetime – personal, interpersonal, and community. LifeDreams explores personal development and creating your life. Across Generations explores our connections with others, and encourages closer relationships between generations. Our World explores how each of us can help change the world to address issues like building stronger communities and caring for the environment.

We offer free online activities, award-winning books and DVDs, workshops, essay contests, and more. Grounded in a decade of research, YOU 177 empowers students to achieve more and be more. Create, Connect, Change with the Legacy Project at www.legacyproject.org.

Young people want their lives and learning to mean something, and they want to connect in a real way to the adults and bigger world around them. Educators can make schools empowered places of possibility for all through YOU 177. Find out more about how schools can weave YOU 177 into what you're doing to build student thinking and life skills; support academic achievement in a broad 21st century context; help reduce dropout rates, alienation, and bullying; re-energize teachers; and mobilize the active participation of parents, grandparents, and community neighbors.

Motivate students to plan for the lifetime of possibilities ahead of them while building goal-setting, text and visual literacy skills through cross-curricular connections with LifeDreams activities.

Check out the Begin and End With a Dream activity set filled with meaningful ideas for beginning and ending the school year.

Find out about the award-winning book Dream to encourage students to reach for their dreams and goals – many schools use the book as a book-of-the-month or a year-long theme.

Explore materials that go with the LifeDreams activities and Dream book, including the Dream Illustration Slides and posters.

Use the How To Teach Literacy Like a Dream DVD professional development video workshop to get cross-curricular, classroom-tested lesson ideas for literacy and goal-setting.

Participate in Share the Dream, particularly with your graduating students.

If your school gives a gift to your graduating students, we have a special discount available on the bestseller Dream.

Arrange for the Dream Exhibit to visit your community.

Encourage students to enter the annual Listen to a Life Essay Contest to win a Lenovo ThinkCentre computer – a contest that builds 21st Century skills while building vital intergenerational connections with a grandparent, grandfriend, or mentor.

You and your students can post Un-Ads to share what really matters to you.

Find out how to create, record, and share a Life Statement. We have a version of the Life Statement for students – a writing exercise that helps them define who they are and their life goals.

Celebrate the special bonds across generations with the bestseller A Little Something – perfect for a Mother's Day or Grandparents Day event. We have a special discount available for schools.

Check out the complete Grandparents Day Planning & Activity Guide for an intergenerational event at any time of the year.

Organize an event to Connect Your Community.

Your classroom can join TreeKeepers to link environmental issues across the curriculum.

Get tips and ideas for mentoring.

Help students deal with bullying and conflict using our Safe Schools activity set.

See all our free online activities.

See all our free online guides and tips.

Find out about popular Dream Discovery school presentations with bestselling author and educator Susan V. Bosak, and the Dream Chain.

Find out about teacher professional development workshops.

Discover how to Unfold Your Potential at the Legacy Center.

Read Our Story and check out our Awards and Reviews.

Check out Susan Shares.

Find out all the ways you can get involved with the Legacy Project.

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