Signal Hill exists to help today’s youth discover their unconditional value, positively influence others, and thrive in healthy relationships. We do this by creating dynamic resources that the trusted adults in their lives can use to help them reach their full potential.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, our approach was to provide dynamic, story-filled presentations and conferences for high school students. Since then, we've realized that an even more effective way to impact our youth is to support those who are already in their lives everyday: their teachers.
Embracing this new opportunity, we refocused our efforts by providing educators with the resources they need to help their students navigate important life topics, such as mental health, body image, and having strong friendships.
All of our education resources are created by teachers for teachers, and are designed to inspire young minds to value themselves and others.
Imagine a world where each generation of youth know their worth and treat every person with love and respect. Join us as we turn this distant possibility into the reality our youth need.
I am a Canadian - Is my donation tax deductible?
Absolutely! We are a registered charity in Canada and are able to provide tax receipts for Canadian individuals and businesses. Our CRA business number is 12966 9818 RR0001.
I am American - Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, we are proud to be recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization in the U.S. This means that we are approved by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a tax-exempt, charitable organization, and can issue tax receipts to U.S. donors, businesses, and foundations. Our IRS Employer Identification number is 98-1156450.
How are you funded?
Signal Hill operates with a balanced budget; we do not spend funds that we do not have. In the 2019 fiscal year, operational revenues for Signal Hill came from donors [72%], foundations and grants [21%], and program sales and ancillary revenue [7%]. We are primarily donor funded so that we can make our programs available to as many people as possible.
Can a person or business donate in-kind gifts?
Yes, we are set up to receive in-kind donations. To encourage student participation in taking surveys or participate in our online programming, we frequently offer material prizes that are donated. Please contact us for more information.
What programs do you offer?
We offer two main programs:
Signal Hill Education: An online portal of K-12 educational resources, such as lesson plans, printable resources, and video workshops. Each resource is designed by teachers for teachers, and made with the goal of helping them both accomplish their curricular objectives and educate their students in important life lessons.
Value Project: A peer-to-peer program where teens volunteer to work with Signal Hill in creating online media campaigns that promote the message of “value every person” to their peers.
What’s your educational approach to impacting young people?
One of the key things we've learned over the years is that reaching young people requires a lot more than simply loading them up with content and statistics. How we engage is just as important as what we say. So, we’ve crafted our approach to be story-based, humorous, and highly relevant to the world of young people. In other words, and to be a bit cheeky, we share the important stuff that parents and teachers are saying, but just do it in a funnier and more relatable and engaging way.
Are your programs backed by science and research?
Yes, all of our programs and curriculum are backed by science and research. When we create educational material, we do so in collaboration with researchers, educators, and counselling professionals. For data and statistics, we use data provided for by peer-reviewed journals and primarily national agencies such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Statistics Canada, PEW Research, and the Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction.
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Signal Hill Life Education Society is a registered Charity in both Canada and the United States, dedicated to helping young people become thriving influencers who value every person.