Get involved at the high school level

High school students, teachers and advisers participate in activities to raise awareness and funds for the March of Dimes year-round. Creative and ambitious, high schoolers unite to help give every baby a healthy start with unique fundraising ideas and mission activities.

High school national service partners
Future Business Leaders of America, Key Club, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and Top Teens of America are consistently the top fundraisers for the March of Dimes. These groups also participate in activities during Prematurity Awareness Month in November, from wearing purple to educating younger students with the Teen-2-Teen healthy lifestyles curriculum. Are you a member of one of these groups? Thanks for all your support!

Chain Reaction high school leadership council
Chain Reactions are student groups that exist to conduct year-round activities to support the March of Dimes mission. These groups provide young people with meaningful learning experiences while building the volunteer force that will help the March of Dimes accomplish its goals today and lead the foundation into the future. Want to join a Chain Reaction in your community? Let us know.


Most common questions

Do you have lesson plans and curriculum for students?

For the middle school and early high school audience, check out our Teen-2-Teen program. This three part video series, along with a full curriculum, allows teachers, high school students and other community leaders to share healthy lifestyles information with middle school students and 9th graders.

How can I get involved?

  • Contact your local March of Dimes office and find out if they have any current programs for students.
  • Join March for Babies by visiting - start a new team for your school, campus or club! Or simply ask a few friends to join in your walk for healthy babies.
  • Use the resources on this site to plan your own fundraiser or awareness event, and contact if you need any help!
  • What does the March of Dimes offer youth?

    Enriching and enduring lifelong experiences through opportunities to:

    • Build leadership skills
    • Network among like-minded student leaders nationwide
    • Give back to communities and make a difference locally
    • Become involved in meaningful civic engagement, including advocating for local and national policies
    • Be educated about a healthy lifestyle today and in the future
    • Earn community service credits and enhance resume
    • Develop public speaking skills while building character and self-confidence

    Who is part of March of Dimes Team Youth?

  • One million youths nationwide are supporting the March of Dimes mission, and all of these volunteers fall under our umbrella term "Team Youth."
  • From elementary school to college, students and teachers/advisers have joined together to reach the day when every baby is born healthy.
  • We have many national service partners and youth organizations who have partnered with the March of Dimes.
  • By volunteering for the March of Dimes, you are a part of Team Youth!
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