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Develop & Maintain an outdoor recreation area for the residents of our neighboring nursing home. We will partner with different local businesses as well as the nursing home staff and residents to clean the lot, grade the walkways, build the shade structures, install benches, trashcans, and signs, establish the "garden" areas and create a water delivery system.
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This year, the hope will be, through community mapping, collaborative problem solving, and engaging in the artistic process in Drama, Art, and Music afterschool, to help the students to understand and become activists for the larger purpose of the Festival, and to mobilize more parents, students, and teachers to attend.
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Our class examined some of the key issues impeding quality of life and progress on the reservation. We narrowed them down to three main points: sense of hopelessness, poverty, and alcoholism. We conceived a plan to end tribal corruption and more fairly distribute revenues by limiting each individual's term on the tribal council to one year. Meetings and policies should be openly shared, along with agendas and budgets. We propose to diminish poverty and unemployment by transforming Pine Ridge to a center for cultural learning, horse activities and conservation, and indigenous and ecologically inspired tourism. We support the concept of shaman inspired and supported alcohol treatments, in combination with modern rehabilitation techniques. We believe that Lakota Sioux should step up and take a leadership role in environmental stewardship and bison and wolf conservation as their ancestors did.
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We will send out letters to the community leaders, the sanitation dept. and the police dept. We will conduct a short survey around the school and the community.
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Phase one includes the planning and execution of one craft lesson a month. Our time-frame for phase one is this academic year, from September to June, but our goal is to develop a program that is ongoing in nature and cultivate engagement in the greater Pasadena independent school community. As our first craft, we will be helping the children create pillows that can be taken to their new homes.
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My project will be to contact the already existin center of applied rationality and convince them of the importance of creating a brazilian center.
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I started this project with the help of my Mom 3 years ago when I was in the 4th grade and we packed 20 boxes. Last year we packed 68 boxes. This year with the help of lots of family and friends I was able to pack and drop of 129 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. My goal for next year is 140 boxes. It is very cool because you can put a special label on the shoeboxes so you get to know where in the world your boxes end up.
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Communicating the food drive to the Chapman community (with school assistance); identified families in need (through school Guidance counselors); collected donations of food from students and their families over a 10-day period; assembled in the auditorium to group like-foods in specific categories; sorted and assembled supplies into family baskets; prepared baskets for personal delivery (by school administration) to needy families.
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Through the Mini Grant and our children involved in fundraising projects in our classroom, we will be working to buying the jacket for the New Year
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Our garden will replace a patch of grass that consumes thousands of gallons of water every month. This is crucial in Southern California, where we currently have an unprecedented drought. According to our calculations, our garden will only need half the water the lawn drinks up. After scouting this location with local gardening experts and project leaders, we will draw up a layout for the garden, i.e. fences, beds, irrigation, trees, ideal plant layout, etc. We will then acquire the necessary things we need to plant. These include seeds, small plants, lumber, construction materials, and tools. We will try to get as many of these as we can donated by local businesses. Meanwhile, we will be spreading the word and recruiting as many volunteers as we can to help us. The more students we get involved at our school, the more successful our garden will be. We will also target teachers, parents, and community members and ask them to help. This will all be finished by late February. Then, in March, we PLANT! After planting, we will maintain a healthy base of support to ensure the success of our garden in the future. We will host events like gardening days and garden parties to raise awareness about causes like hunger and environmental issues. Our garden will continue to be a beacon for philanthropy and environmental stewardship in our community.

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