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We want to integrate, educate and celebrate as many differences and gifts together to show that "We R 1". We will use the power of sport to do this.
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For students and community members alike to feel connected with refugees in our community, and to understand the importance of compassion and the human condition, by celebrating through a night of art.
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Molly Paul will run a STEM Leadership Camp to empower students in the community to make interdisciplinary connections, connect with other youth who have similar interests, engage in interactive labs and activities, and hear from community leaders about how they use STEM every day. There will be 15-20 middle schoolers in the program. The US is not a world leader in education and in many ways lags behind other countries. Programs such as this summer camp help students realize the amazing things they can do if they study science. Middle school has also proven, again and again in various studies, to be a time of struggling to form one's identity. This is the time when girls' interest in science dwindles. The goal of STEM Leadership Camp is to reach these students and have them connect with science as they are forming their identities and before they jump into advanced high school classes. The summer camp will run the week of June 13th as an all-day program. This is the third year STEM Leadership Camp has ran. Activities students participated in include bridge building, touring behind the scenes at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, dissecting owl pellets, building and racing mousetrap cars, nature hikes, egg drops, learning about fractals through art, and interactive engineering stations led by FREEDM Systems Center. The funds from the grant will be used to alleviate the cost of the supplies needed to make these activities a reality.
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Throughout the week before Thanksgiving, the Roots & Shoots club will collect the food and goods from our school's community. In addition to this we will wrap and decorate boxes to later put the donations in. This project will take time and a lot of participants to set up collection areas, hand decorate the boxes and other aspects of the project.
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On September 11th 2014, our high school's Roots & Shoots club will set up an area in the middle of our student center and all day long collect, stack and organize the nonperishable food donated to us. We will have volunteers and club members collect the donations in the designated area and after school count the total number of donations received. All goods collected will then be taken to Neighbor To Neighbor, our town's local nonprofit organization, who will give the food to families who need them supporting those less fortunate and showing how we can all make a difference one donation at a time.
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We will periodically visit a nursing home and interact with the tenets. During the Christmas time we can sing carols and during the off season we want to go to the people and talk with them while doing a little arts and crafts so that they have something to brighten their day with.
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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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