Paddington's "be homeful" lesson plans
the be homeful project: lesson plans for all ages
be homeful in the classroom
Launched by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) in 2015, the be homeful project aims to give kids, families, and their communities tools to have meaningful conversations about how homelessness affects families in their community and to take action to help prevent others from becoming homeless in the first place.
CCEH is fortunate to have Paddington™, who himself was homeless at the beginning of his journey, on our side helping children of all ages develop a deeper understanding of how homelessness affects their peers. Our goal is to give parents and educators tools to build empathy among members of the next generation so children can learn how they can make a difference.
The be homeful project provides an opportunity for students to engage with the issue of homelessness in age-appropriate ways. Through these lesson plans, we aim to teach young people empathy and offer constructive ways to build a social safety net that ensures every child has a place to call home.