JDRF Illinois: Powered by Kids is an educational, youth fundraising program with two goals: to educate students, teachers, and families about type 1 diabetes (T1D) and provide them with an opportunity to have an impact in the fight against T1D through fundraising. This program will help raise awareness about T1D within your school community and can be completely customized to fit your school’s specific needs. JDRF staff will support you along the way by providing educational resources, fundraising tips, and creative coaching to help make your school event a success!
School Kickoff Event
Introduce the program – this can be done in homeroom, virtually or with a school wide assembly. If you have students with T1D in your school, see if they would be willing to share their story.
Send an email or letter to parents explaining the program using the Parent Letter Template (Spanish version available down below).
Host School Fundraiser
Choose between a variety of Fundraising Ideas including JDRF themed spirit week, selling JDRF paper sneakers, tickets to a school sporting event or dance, bake sale, change wars, stuck for a buck, pie to the face, student v. staff dodgeball game, etc.