“We have to make it cool to be active and engaged, to be conscious about our environment and what we put into our bodies. That’s the way we shift the culture. We have to set the trend.” Through the Power of One, Broccoli City will have activated over one thousand volunteers before the festival. They’re building community gardens, planting trees, cleaning up public spaces, preparing meals for the homeless and much more. “We’ve created a premium for doing work in the community” said Perkins.
Once the garden was fully grown, I began noticing how successful our garden was. Students and teachers picked fruits and vegetables from the garden that were taken home in order to create a healthy meal. The Special Education class utilized this garden in order to create fresh salsa. Because of this success, our project was then selected to present at the FMEC conference in Washington, D.C. Currently, I am working on a fitness project for students that will help their overall well-being through a variety of unique exercise lessons and healthy eating guidelines.
It is a cliché to say I have always known what I want to do with my life, but in my case it happens to be true. I have always wanted to give back, even from a young age I was donating toys and food to families around the holiday season and helping raise money and gather non-perishable foods for the local food bank. I was drawn to the feeling of seeing someone smile after getting something so simple or accomplishing something meaningful to them. When I was considering what I wanted to do with my life I thought of many professions from Veterinarian to Social Worker to our beloved Occupational Therapy. Occupational Therapy seemed to spark my interest the most out of all the professions I was considering.
All of the proposed education comes from the volunteers that would go to Haiti. Representatives from Conceptos Plasticos could teach the villagers how to assemble and rebuild the plastic houses should there be any damage. The Doctors would teach more doctors and nurses while they help heal and teach the importance of sanitation and how to achieve it. Food for the Poor and Adopt a Well would teach the villages the healthiest ways to gain access to clean water and grow healthy fruits and vegetables. The volunteers from all over the world could not only help people rebuild their homes, build wells, feed the sick and hungry, but also teach them how to continue to thrive after volunteers have
Founded in 1967, United Way of Regina is dedicated to improving lives and building its community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. The organization funds services and programs dealing with issues related to children, poverty and health in Regina. Its current focus is the promotion of learning and development opportunities for children. United Way of Regina raises funds primarily through the annual Community Campaign, which includes donations from company payrolls, corporations and individuals. It has a call line called 211-Saskatchewan in collaboration with the United Way of Saskatoon and Area to provide information on over 5,000 community, health, and government services in the area.
“…all [the] publicity about the five acre plots that Puget Mill [Company] was setting up and of course the Demonstration Farm was there to show people what they could do on five acres, like fruit trees, and they put the chickens and all the flowers and the gardens, vegetable gardens and fruit trees and nut trees and everything was on the Demonstration Farm for people [to learn]…”4 Puget Mill worked hard to create an image of potential income prosperity for residents and an environment with tools, such as the Demonstration Farm, to supplement an adequate agricultural industry in the community. This indicates that in the eyes of residents, the Demonstration Farm by Puget Mill provided settlers with confidence that sustain agriculture was obtainable with hard
I choose to focus my project upon because I volunteer for the organization annually and have observed leadership styles of program leaders. The Salvation Army K&WM aim to encourage individuals and communities as a whole to be self-sufficient and maintain basic standards of living by offering the following programs: Emergency Assistance, Community Center, Homeless Services, Drug and Alcohol Treatment, Children 's Shelter. This project will assess each programs areas of strength and weaknesses. Areas of Strength: The Salvation Army constantly offer new, innovative products or service to areas of poverty. The Salvation Army has a wide array of professional networks through which resources can be shared and communication can be exchanged regarding the organizations services.
Jane Goodall also follows that logic, bringing her to participate in the world’s community as an activist and educator. She spends about 300 days a year on the road, educating others and advocating for animals, the environment, and the poor. In Neil Postman’s words, “To be Athenian is to take interest in public affairs and the improvement of public behavior.” (Postman 3), meaning that, like Jane Goodall, Athenians should concern themselves with bettering society. This is where Jane Goodall shines the most: she has her own non-profit organization to help chimpanzees, is a great advocate for the environment, and has written various books to spread knowledge and attempt to have others join in to help the causes that she believes
I have had the opportunity to be an assistant team leader at a local community Centre. In addition, I had the chance to be an active member of George S. Henry Academy. Some of the activities that I have participated in included the girls’ rugby team, as well the social event coordinator for “Green Team”, an environmental club dedicated to raising environmental awareness for students and staff members. My role as assistant team leader at my local community Centre involved me helping students with homework, facilitating after-school activities and sports such as, soccer and table tennis for youth, and hosting summer camps. While being a part of the girl’s rugby team, I collaborated with my team members with ultimate goal of winning each game.
As secretary, I let members know they could rely and come to me for advice and help. Students would come up to me and ask for help planning their schedules for pre-health tracks or for help in organic chemistry. Another example of my leadership skills was when I was team captain for, "Into the Streets", a community service day where we assist organizations
12,000 low-income students in Tarrant County will receive free school supplies, health checkup among other services from the Back to School Roundup organization on August 18, 2016. Twenty different entities across the country, along with Back to School Roundup, will come together to work and help provide for economically disadvantaged students. This includes: local school districts, government agencies, social services agencies and nonprofit. The family-friendly event will host live shows, games, and a vendor expo where participants can learn about literacy, health, finances and parenting. The nonprofit organization mission is to provide low-income schoolchildren with supplies and essential services that contribute to their success.
In the article, “What Drives Us,” the organization describes its extraordinary program, and how they are helping these children. Their goal is to enable the children to become responsible, healthy, and fulfilled Christian adults. They provide education for all the children through their Jungle School, where the kids are taught about the love Christ has for them and how to pray. The organization also equips the children with food and shelter. They have multiple homes and three meals a day.
The president of the Kewaunee Fair and the superintendent of the Kewaunee county schools in Wisconsin, organized a “youth movement” which was called “Young People’s Contest Clubs”. Which supported 6,000 young farmers to show or produce vegetables, crafts, and livestock. Today more than 80 nations have many 4-H clubs or similar programs. All 4-H groups work to help young people learn and develop useful skills and to become productive citizens (“4-H Wikipedia“). The