Coming soon to a classroom near you!

The Living Legacy Foundation has one objective when it comes to our outreach: to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation through education to increase donor designation.

To meet this objective, The Living Legacy Foundation has developed a High School Educator’s Toolkit to help share organ and tissue donation information with Maryland students. The toolkit includes information for teachers, sample lesson plans, reproducible materials and supplemental multimedia resources.

The LLF believes educating high school students about donation and giving them the opportunity to ask questions will help dispel common myths and provide them with enough information to make an informed donation decision upon obtaining a driver’s license or state identification card through the Maryland MVA.

In 2011, The LLF participated in more than 60 presentations or awareness events at Maryland high schools and would love to see this number increase in 2012.

Staff or a trained volunteer from The LLF are available to speak about donation in schools, as well as other public settings, completely free of charge. Some examples of appropriate forums in which we are available to speak include, but are not limited to:

  • High school and college classes
    • Speakers are willing to speak either in individual classes or in an assembly setting. It is not uncommon for staff to speak to multiple classes in one day, so don’t hesitate to ask!
  • Student organization meetings
  • Teacher’s conferences
  • PTA meetings
  • Driver’s education classes
  • Staff meetings

The Living Legacy Foundation is also happy to work with students who are in need of service learning hours on a variety of donation-related projects.

To request a free copy of the High School Educator’s Toolkit, schedule a presentation, or coordinate a donation-related service learning project, please contact Lauren Muskauski at  communications@thellf.org, 410-242-7000 x 2005.

The toolkit is also available on our website if you are an educator and would like to download a copy.

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About Lauren

Lauren Muskauski is the communications associate at The Living Legacy Foundation. She heads up many community outreach initiatives and projects, with a focus on middle school, high school and college outreach. She also manages The LLF’s and Donate Life Maryland’s presence on social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook. Lauren’s commitment to donation started early when she registered as an organ, eye and tissue donor at the MVA upon receiving her first drivers’ license, but was then reinforced a few years later when her father passed away while waiting for a liver transplant. Now, she continues to be inspired on a daily basis by the generosity of donors and their families, as well as the gratitude exhibited by every recipient she meets.
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