Everything you need to know about Little Justice Leaders.
About the monthly boxes
What is the Little Justice Leaders learning box?
The Little Justice Leaders box is a monthly subscription that will help you talk about and engage in social justice issues with your K-6th grade learners.
In each package, you will find resources that will guide you to have conversations with your kids about these issues in an age-appropriate way, plus a suite of digital resources to help you teach about the topic.
How does it work?
Each month, you will receive a box of resources that will help you talk to your learners about social justice in an age-appropriate way for kids in grades K-6th grade. The box and corresponding digital content is packed with resources to help guide your conversations and activities while learning about the topics.
Is this for parents or teachers?
Our boxes are designed for both parents and teachers! And not just parents and teachers... If you have elementary-aged kids in your life, you can use our kits with them. Our kits are designed to be used with all kids - whether they're your students, kids, nieces and nephews, grandkids, students at afterschool or summer programs, part of religious or community groups, camp members, and more. They're also perfect for homeschooling!
Why should I teach my kid about social justice?
We all want to let kids be kids, but the reality is, our little ones are exposed to social justice topics all the time without us even knowing about it. Whether it's from a friend in the neighborhood, an older sibling, or social media, kids are taking in messages about social justice all the time. If you aren't helping them navigate this learning, kids can develop fear, confusion, bias, and even hatred. When you do talk to kids about these topics, they learn to value diversity, ask questions, and speak up for what is right.
What types of items will come in my subscription?
Each month, your box will focus on a new social justice issue. The learning box will come with a book, a piece of artwork, and a hands-on activity. You'll also receive a link to a digital suite of resources with everything you need for activities, lessons, and conversations about the topic. In addition, each kit will come with printed cards that provide information including history lessons, conversation starters, spotlights of the non-profits that will benefit from that kit, and more. That way, you can feel comfortable talking about the theme, even if you have no experience with that topic!
Will the content be age-appropriate for my kids?
These are sensitive issues. We get it. We pack the monthly subscription with resources created specifically for K-6th graders by education experts, and our priority is to ensure they are age-appropriate. Our activities allow you to talk about the issues at the level you feel comfortable with – and no more. Go as deep or stay as surface-level as you want. You know your kids best, and you know what is appropriate for them right now. Remember, you can always come back to the resources later when you feel they are ready to dive deeper.
How can I use the box?
Great question! There are so many ways to use the Little Justice Leaders boxes. Some teachers will take a box and turn it into a monthly thematic unit, while others will set aside a 30-minute block to do all the box activities. It's designed to be flexible to work for you and your needs. At home, we recommend doing the box together as a family! No matter your age, there is always more to learn when it comes to social justice, so it's a great chance to learn together.
What types of social justice themes do you cover?
We cover a wide range of social justice themes, such as anti-racism, feminism, disabilities, immigration, LGBTQ+ identities, religious diversity, and so much more. Here are some examples of our recent learning kit themes:
- Climate Change
- Refugee Experiences
- Animal Protection
- Celebrating Neurodiversity
- Civic Engagement
- Black Changemakers
- Caring For Our Mental Health
- Ocean Conservation
- Bodily Autonomy
- Celebrating Pride
- Understanding Systemic Racism
- Fighting For What Is Right
- Indigenous Resistance Movements
- Digital Media Literacy
We always love to hear your suggestions and recommendations about what themes to include! If you have an idea for an upcoming theme, email Shelby at Shelby@LittleJusticeLeaders.com.
What if there are certain topics I don't want my kid to learn about?
We get it. Sometimes, you might feel your kids just aren't ready to learn about a certain topic. You know your kids best, and only you can make that call. If there's a certain topic that you feel your kids just aren't ready for yet, email Shelby at Shelby@littlejusticeleaders.com. We'll make sure to skip your subscription anytime a box related to that theme comes around.
How do I know that the content created by Little Justice Leaders is accurate and trustworthy?
This is such an important question because you should be careful about who you get your social justice content from. Here's how we make sure our materials are accurate, diverse, and rooted in lived experience:
1. We work with educator-activists who are fighting for justice AND have lived experience on the topic. So for example, if our kit is about disabilities, we'll work with disabled activists to create the content.
2. We work with multiple content leaders. Even within any identity group, there is a huge amount of diversity in thought and experience. We work with multiple content leaders to ensure we're representing a diverse array of perspectives within the community.
3. We draw on multiple resources for support, and we point our subscribers to those additional resources as well.
4. We partner with some of the most well-known and well-respected activists, educators, and changemakers around. Check out our about page to learn about some of our incredible partners and read what they have to say about our work.
5. We're open to feedback! We don't think we're experts on every single social justice topics (nobody is!). If we missed the mark, we invite our community to let us know, and we'll do everything we can to fix it.
What if I can't afford the boxes?
We try our best to make our boxes affordable, but we're not Amazon! In these kits, you're getting knowledge from some of the top social justice experts in the world, broken down into easy-to-follow activities and lessons. A lot of time, effort, and thought goes into the process, and we care about compensating everyone who works on the boxes well. If the price tag is out of reach for you, please follow along on our Instagram and email list where we give out tons of free resources regularly. We don't want price to be a barrier for anybody to get this content!
About your subscription
When will I get my package?
We ship around the 4th of every month, so you can expect to receive your learning box between the 6th-10th. You’ll be billed on the 11th of the month for your next box. Your first month will be the month after you subscribe. So, if you subscribe in the month of March, you can expect to get your first box in early April.
Is school and district pricing available?
Yes! We offer packages for schools and districts to integrate Little Justice Leaders curriculum with all of their teachers. Email Shelby at Shelby@LittleJusticeLeaders.com for a custom quote.
How does my subscription contribute to the company's mission of giving back?
For every box sold, a donation will be made to a non-profit that is working on the social justice issue addressed in that box. Each month, you and your learners can feel good about making an impact while you learn about issues that matter.
Can I cancel my subscription at any time?
With Little Justice Leaders, you are never locked into a contract. You can cancel your subscription anytime online in your account. If you need help, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get your subscription canceled. Or, you are always welcome to skip a month or two if you just need a break!