Resource Center

Resource Center

The Resource Center is a collection of FREE resources curated by BOOST and sorted by grade level and category. Interested in adding a resource? Contact hello@boostcafe.org

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Career Girls

Pre K   Middle School   High School   Higher Education      Curriculum & Enrichment, Diversity & Inclusion, Youth Development

The mission of Career Girls is for all girls to reach their full potential and discover their own path to empowerment through access to inspiring career role models and supportive girl-centric curriculum. CareerGirls.org is a video-based career exploration tool for girls, with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers. It’s free to use and free of commercials. Our collection includes over 7,000 video clips featuring more than 400 women role models. These successful women work in different careers—ranging from astronaut to musician to veterinarian—all over the United States.

Road to Racial Justice

Higher Education

Pre K   Middle School   High School   Higher Education      Diversity & Inclusion, Social Justice

Road to Racial Justice is a free, downloadable “board” game that supports and encourages cross-cultural understanding and compassionate action in order to help create a more loving and just world. Players will become more aware that racism exists in many everyday situations (interpersonal and institutional), learn why the situations are racist (stereotyping, tokenism, cultural appropriation, etc.), and acquire tools to interrupt these kinds of situations.

Creating the Next Generation of Outdoor Professionals

Higher Education

Higher Education      Environmental Education, Outdoor Education

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the outdoors, but aren’t quite sure where to start – or do you know someone else who dreams of working outdoors? Whether you’re hoping to forge your own path or are working with young people who are hoping to establish a career in the outdoors, TYO has tips on how to hone in on a career path and explore opportunities in outdoor recreation and conservation.

Pushing the Edge: Social Justice Resources Collection

Higher Education

Middle School   High School   Higher Education      Advocacy & Policy, Community-Based, Social Justice

Educator Greg Curran’s podcast covers a range of educational topics, but quite a few episodes circle around issues of social justice. Recently, he curated these resources into a Social Justice Resources Collection. These episodes will be mainly useful for teachers to educate themselves about social justice education: what complications and questions come up, helpful do’s and don’ts, and why it’s worth it. He interviews practicing teachers and administrators who are walking the walk with social justice teaching. Listening to them will give you a template from which to build your own practice.

The Global Oneness Project

Higher Education

   Community-Based, Diversity, Equality, Cultural Competency, Social Justice

The Global Oneness Project believe that stories play a powerful role in education. Founded in 2006, as an initiative of Kalliopeia Foundation, they are committed to the exploration of cultural, environmental, and social issues. They house a rich library of free multimedia stories comprised of our award-winning films, photo essays, and articles, accompanied by companion curriculum for teachers.

Anti-Defamation League: Current Events Classroom

Higher Education

Middle School   High School   Higher Education      Community-Based, Diversity & Inclusion, History/Social Studies Curriculum, Social Justice

The ADL’s Current Events Classroom is a collection of lesson plans that use current events as a beginning point for classroom discussion.

StandUp For Kids

Higher Education

Pre K   Pre K   Middle School   High School   Higher Education      Community-Based, Homeless and Runaway Youth, Physical & Mental Health, Prevention & Intervention

StandUp For Kids is a nationally recognized non-profit charity that works directly with thousands of homeless youth across the country. They remain a nearly all-volunteer organization that prioritizes the needs of the youth we serve. Simply put, they are there to empower homeless and at-risk youth toward lifelong personal growth, and to create in these youth a sincere belief in themselves through open, straightforward counseling, mentoring, and life-skills training.

National Coalition for the Homeless

Higher Education

Pre K   Pre K   Middle School   High School   Higher Education      Community-Based, Homeless and Runaway Youth, Physical & Mental Health, Prevention & Intervention

The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected.

Child Support Overview

Higher Education

Pre K   Pre K   Middle School   High School      Family Support Services

The NCSL provides information about child support laws, rules, and basics.

The BULLY Project

High School

Pre K   Middle School   High School   Higher Education      Bullying, Cyber Bullying

The BULLY Project is the social action campaign inspired by the award-winning film BULLY. They’ve sparked a national movement to stop bullying that is transforming kids’ lives and changing a culture of bullying into one of empathy and action. The power of their work lies in the participation of individuals like you and the remarkable list of partners they’ve gathered who collectively work to create safe, caring, and respectful schools and communities. Their goal is to reach 10 million kids or more, causing a tipping point that ends bullying in America.