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Our project will drastically impact the space allotted to us by engaging aspects of ecosystem restoration to make it livable for various species. We will document our work and share it with the public to encourage others around us to support native wildlife and hopefully make changes in their own lives and backyards.
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Spring Break Day Camp Created By: AZVA Service-Learning Students: LeeAnne, Aliyah, Connor, Brandon, and Cy’anne with Ms. Leslie Fox, Teacher Vision That all youth in our communities should have ample opportunities to be engaged in educational activities that build their passions and link them to needs in the community to create change in their world and to have fun doing so. Mission To work with community partners to achieve a collective impact in the lives of our youth. • To host a FREE Spring Break Day Camp in Flagstaff, AZ, March 15th – 17th from 12:00pm-6:00pm offering free daily Service-Learning workshops focused on Food, Trash, and Music. Introduction Service-Learning is a class where students take a critical look at themselves and the community in which they live. They expand their vision into the global community and identify needs that align with their passions to build a project idea. They learn all they can about their ideas by asking the critical questions needed to become experts and leaders to incite change in their worlds. We will share the foundation of this course presented in mini lessons by the AZVA SL student leaders. The students have worked along with their instructor to bring you this camp and will also share an event that was created four years ago by a SL student at AZVA that has been carried on and expanded upon each year: the 4th annual Trash-to-Treasure-Tribute. We have identified community partners to create a more dynamic experience for our youth and to create a larger ripple effect of change. Our goal is to provide an interdisciplinary experience for our students where they have ownership of the curriculum. “Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” -Leonardo da Vinci For more information you can take this tour on interdisciplinary curriculum: http://prezi.com/qkvl293gjucd/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share There is a need in our communities to engage youth during off school hours to develop their minds and sense of community. We can encourage our youth by providing fun educational service oriented programs and we will see a drop in criminal activity and rates of adjudicated youth (http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/offenders/qa03301.asp). By studying the data and utilizing proven methods to engage youth in our communities we are creating a Spring Break Day Camp that will be free so all youth are able to participate. We have developed several aspects to this camp as we have partnered with the AZVA Service-Learning Class, The Market of Dreams, and the Boom Box Bro’s to bring you the 1st annual Spring Break Day Camp hosted live in Flagstaff. There will be three main sessions: 1. Repurposed Musical Mayhem: Presented by the Boom Box Bro’s 2. Discover Sunnyside Food Forest: Presented by Market of Dreams Youth Group, Ada and Leslie Fox 3. 4th annual Trash-to-Treasure-Tribute: Presented by AZVA student leaders and teacher, Leslie Fox The Boom Box Bro’s are a local Flagstaff Rap group that will work with students to create music. We see that children that are exposed to music at an early age will outperform their peers later in their educational endeavors. Music soothes the soul and stimulates the mind. Participants will be exposed to more than just rap and will have the opportunity to perform their musical talents for community events. www.theboomboxbros.com The Market of Dreams is a neighborhood store and community support network in the Sunnyside area of Flagstaff. Their mission is “…creating cooperative entrepreneurship and grassroots leadership”. http://www.marketofdreams.com/missionvision.html They support a youth group that had started a project idea to catalog all the fruit trees in the Sunnyside neighborhood that they currently pick, donate most and process some of the fruit into an added value item of apple cider. We will work with them to map and catalog the trees. The map will be identify the food forest in this neighborhood and will be provided to others to share in their bounty and to help preserve them. Market of Dreams is making documentary of their story and this will all be filmed by an internationally acclaimed filmmaker and the final version will be shown at film festivals around the world. Participants will have the opportunity to assist in the filming, editing and creation of this documentary as well as perhaps be in the final cut. Arizona Virtual Academy’s Service-Learning class will work with the camp to show participants how they can create art from trash and display it in a community performance on April 2nd, 2016 in our Trashy Fashion Show or in a musical performance by the Boom Box Bro’s for the opening reception of the 14th annual Recycled Art Exhibition at the Flagstaff Mall. We will host the 4th annual Trash-to-Treasure-Tribute for all of AZVA students in April during the weekend of the 15th-17th, 2016 for Global Youth Service Action Day. Please visit this site for an historical tour of this student created event: http://prezi.com/gcxlai0n34wy/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share Partnerships To accomplish our dreams we need the support of our community. The AZVA SL Class has worked together as a group to present this plan. We have formed a partnership in the community of Flagstaff with the Market of Dream’s Youth Group, The 14th annual Recycled Art Exhibition and the Boom Box Bro’s but we need the backing of the greater community of Flagstaff and others across AZ to realize our mission. We will also seek to partner with k12, FUSD, Univision, The City of Flagstaff, community members, businesses and more. Marketing We will use social media, fliers, and newspapers, send PSA to the radio stations, AZVA News Letter, kmail, Bobcat Den, school newspaper, website, Sunnyside Radio Station at the Market of Dreams and more. Camp Schedules and Objectives Flagstaff Camp: The scheduling of the day will be flexible as we may do our lunch earlier to accommodate the activity and may switch event times due to weather or adult leaders’ schedules. 3 days. 12:00pm-1:00pm Youth Leadership meeting with Leslie Fox and AZVA SL students 1:00pm-1:15pm Welcome, sign in 1:15pm-2:15pm Discover Sunnyside Food Forest: Presented by Market of Dreams Youth Group, Ada and Leslie Fox, Farmer and SL teacher Participants will: • Engage in the Service-Learning objectives • Understand the cycle of food, where does it come from and where does it go • Identify current issues affecting our supply of food • Infer the need to act • Identify every fruit tree in the Sunnyside Farm neighborhood • Learn what other useful plants are growing in the neighborhood • Catalogue location of plants identified • Create a map of plants • Create care guides • Schedule maintenance routine • Report findings 2:15-2:30 Snack, socializing and games: 2:30-3:30 Repurposed Musical Mayhem: Join the Boom Box Bro’s to bust a rhyme or two. Participants will: • Engage in Service-Learning objectives • Identify different genres of music • Create original lyrics and music • Learn dance moves paired to style of music • Perform their music and dance 3:30-3:45 Break and games 3:45-4:45 Dinner, activities 4:45-6:00 4th annual Trash-to-Treasure-Tribute (T4): Lead by Leslie Fox and AZVA students Vision: The method our community uses and disposes of materials is crucial to many points of our economic and environmental future. We envision Flagstaff to be a leader in sound economic and environmental practices and to do so the sustainable use and disposal of materials must be our goal. We believe it is critical to develop a sustainable materials management system for Flagstaff that fulfills human needs and prospering, which uses less materials, reduces toxic pollution and recovers more of the materials used for upcycling. By upcycling recovered materials we can first and foremost stall or even eliminate the route of used materials into an unsustainable system. By encouraging upcycling we reduce the tax on our citizens to pay for filling the land or sending the used materials to recycling facilities, we create new business, and we stimulate the creative minds of our community to act civically responsible. Mission: To create art from trash. We will make trashy fashion, repurposed musical mayhem and more. We will perform and display our art at the 14th annual Recycled Art Exhibition and at the AZVA Virtual T4 on Global Youth Service Action Day in April. Participants will: • Understand where trash comes from and where it goes • Infer the need to change the normal cycle of trash • Create art from trash • Identify what can be recycled and what is trash • Distinguish between recycling and repurposing • Know the figures of trash and recyclables produced in their community • Analyze data • Collect items from their trash • Recognize the need to keep the trash out of the landfill • Infer the need to create less trash • Arrange their trash • Prepare a materials list and design plan for a project (cars, instruments or clothes) • Assemble their project • Evaluate the process • Reflect on the experience • Synthesize the information into a presentation • Display their creations at the 14th annual Recycled Art Exhibition (RAE) • Perform with their art at the opening reception of the RAE • Educate others about the need to be aware of our trash and more importantly by showing how they took the first step to making a difference in reducing the greater community’s production of trash 6:00-6:15 Closures 6:15-7:00 Youth Leaders and Adult Facilitators closure and families pick up. 7:00-8:30 Youth Leader Dinner Outcomes • Empower youth leadership • Increase youth volunteer hours in the community • Increase participants’ knowledge • Map of the Food Forest of Sunnyside • Create art • Reduce trash in the landfill • Decrease juvenile crime • Form lasting partnerships Measuring Outcomes • Document the progress of 5 youth leaders from AZVA • Count the actual hours of service • Survey participants to understand the baseline of knowledge and survey them at the end to gage learning • Provide the map of trees • Display art • Weigh the art • Survey the students each day at the beginning what did you do when you left here, track attendance • Creating a commitment to host the 2nd annual Spring Break Day Camp in 2017 • We will create change in our community!
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Spring Break Day Camp Created By: AZVA Service-Learning Students: LeeAnne, Aliyah, Connor, Brandon, Jason and Cy’anne with Ms. Leslie Fox, Teacher Vision That all youth in our communities should have ample opportunities to be engaged in educational activities that build their passions and link them to needs in the community to create change in their world and to have fun doing so. Mission To work with community partners to achieve a collective impact in the lives of our youth. • To host a FREE Spring Break Day Camp in Flagstaff, AZ, March 15th – 17th from 12:00pm-6:00pm offering free daily Service-Learning workshops focused on Food, Trash, and Music. Introduction Service-Learning is a class where students take a critical look at themselves and the community in which they live. They expand their vision into the global community and identify needs that align with their passions to build a project idea. They learn all they can about their ideas by asking the critical questions needed to become experts and leaders to incite change in their worlds. We will share the foundation of this course presented in mini lessons by the AZVA SL student leaders. The students have worked along with their instructor to bring you this camp and will also share an event that was created four years ago by a SL student at AZVA that has been carried on and expanded upon each year: the 4th annual Trash-to-Treasure-Tribute. We have identified community partners to create a more dynamic experience for our youth and to create a larger ripple effect of change. Our goal is to provide an interdisciplinary experience for our students where they have ownership of the curriculum. “Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.” -Leonardo da Vinci For more information you can take this tour on interdisciplinary curriculum: http://prezi.com/qkvl293gjucd/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share There is a need in our communities to engage youth during off school hours to develop their minds and sense of community. We can encourage our youth by providing fun educational service oriented programs and we will see a drop in criminal activity and rates of adjudicated youth. . (http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/offenders/qa03301.asp) By studying the data and utilizing proven methods to engage youth in our communities we are creating a Spring Break Day Camp that will be free so all youth are able to participate. We have developed several aspects to this camp as we have partnered with the AZVA Service-Learning Class, The Market of Dreams, and the Boom Box Bro’s to bring you the 1st annual Spring Break Day Camp hosted live in Flagstaff. There will be three main sessions: 1. Repurposed Musical Mayhem: Presented by the Boom Box Bro’s 2. Discover Sunnyside Food Forest: Presented by Market of Dreams Youth Group, Ada and Leslie Fox 3. 4th annual Trash-to-Treasure-Tribute: Presented by AZVA student leaders and teacher, Leslie Fox The Boom Box Bro’s are a local Flagstaff Rap group that will work with students to create music. We see that children that are exposed to music at an early age will outperform their peers later in their educational endeavors. Music soothes the soul and stimulates the mind. Participants will be exposed to more than just rap and will have the opportunity to perform their musical talents for community events. www.theboomboxbros.com The Market of Dreams is a neighborhood store and community support network in the Sunnyside area of Flagstaff. Their mission is “…creating cooperative entrepreneurship and grassroots leadership”. http://www.marketofdreams.com/missionvision.html They support a youth group that had started a project idea to catalog all the fruit trees in the Sunnyside neighborhood that they currently pick, donate most and process some of the fruit into an added value item of apple cider. We will work with them to map and catalog the trees. The map will be identify the food forest in this neighborhood and will be provided to others to share in their bounty and to help preserve them. Market of Dreams is making documentary of their story and this will all be filmed by an internationally acclaimed filmmaker and the final version will be shown at film festivals around the world. Participants will have the opportunity to assist in the filming, editing and creation of this documentary as well as perhaps be in the final cut. Arizona Virtual Academy’s Service-Learning class will work with the camp to show participants how they can create art from trash and display it in a community performance on April 2nd, 2016 in our Trashy Fashion Show or in a musical performance by the Boom Box Bro’s for the opening reception of the 14th annual Recycled Art Exhibition at the Flagstaff Mall. We will host the 4th annual Trash-to-Treasure-Tribute for all of AZVA students in April during the weekend of the 15th-17th, 2016 for Global Youth Service Action Day. Please visit this site for an historical tour of this student created event: http://prezi.com/gcxlai0n34wy/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share Partnerships To accomplish our dreams we need the support of our community. The AZVA SL Class has worked together as a group to present this plan. We have formed a partnership in the community of Flagstaff with the Market of Dream’s Youth Group, The 14th annual Recycled Art Exhibition and the Boom Box Bro’s but we need the backing of the greater community of Flagstaff and others across AZ to realize our mission. We will also seek to partner with k12, FUSD, Univision, The City of Flagstaff, community members, businesses and more. Marketing We will use social media, fliers, and newspapers, send PSA to the radio stations, AZVA News Letter, kmail, Bobcat Den, school newspaper, website, Sunnyside Radio Station at the Market of Dreams and more. Camp Schedules and Objectives Flagstaff Camp: The scheduling of the day will be flexible as we may do our lunch earlier to accommodate the activity and may switch event times due to weather or adult leaders’ schedules. 3 days. 12:00pm-1:00pm Youth Leadership meeting with Leslie Fox and AZVA SL students 1:00pm-1:15pm Welcome, sign in 1:15pm-2:15pm Discover Sunnyside Food Forest: Presented by Market of Dreams Youth Group, Ada and Leslie Fox, Farmer and SL teacher Participants will: • Engage in the Service-Learning objectives • Understand the cycle of food, where does it come from and where does it go • Identify current issues affecting our supply of food • Infer the need to act • Identify every fruit tree in the Sunnyside Farm neighborhood • Learn what other useful plants are growing in the neighborhood • Catalogue location of plants identified • Create a map of plants • Create care guides • Schedule maintenance routine • Report findings 2:15-2:30 Snack, socializing and games: 2:30-3:30 Repurposed Musical Mayhem: Join the Boom Box Bro’s to bust a rhyme or two. Participants will: • Engage in Service-Learning objectives • Identify different genres of music • Create original lyrics and music • Learn dance moves paired to style of music • Perform their music and dance 3:30-3:45 Break and games 3:45-4:45 Dinner, activities 4:45-6:00 4th annual Trash-to-Treasure-Tribute (T4): Lead by Leslie Fox and AZVA students Vision: The method our community uses and disposes of materials is crucial to many points of our economic and environmental future. We envision Flagstaff to be a leader in sound economic and environmental practices and to do so the sustainable use and disposal of materials must be our goal. We believe it is critical to develop a sustainable materials management system for Flagstaff that fulfills human needs and prospering, which uses less materials, reduces toxic pollution and recovers more of the materials used for upcycling. By upcycling recovered materials we can first and foremost stall or even eliminate the route of used materials into an unsustainable system. By encouraging upcycling we reduce the tax on our citizens to pay for filling the land or sending the used materials to recycling facilities, we create new business, and we stimulate the creative minds of our community to act civically responsible. Mission: To create art from trash. We will make trashy fashion, repurposed musical mayhem and more. We will perform and display our art at the 14th annual Recycled Art Exhibition and at the AZVA Virtual T4 on Global Youth Service Action Day in April. Participants will: • Understand where trash comes from and where it goes • Infer the need to change the normal cycle of trash • Create art from trash • Identify what can be recycled and what is trash • Distinguish between recycling and repurposing • Know the figures of trash and recyclables produced in their community • Analyze data • Collect items from their trash • Recognize the need to keep the trash out of the landfill • Infer the need to create less trash • Arrange their trash • Prepare a materials list and design plan for a project (cars, instruments or clothes) • Assemble their project • Evaluate the process • Reflect on the experience • Synthesize the information into a presentation • Display their creations at the 14th annual Recycled Art Exhibition (RAE) • Perform with their art at the opening reception of the RAE • Educate others about the need to be aware of our trash and more importantly by showing how they took the first step to making a difference in reducing the greater community’s production of trash 6:00-6:15 Closures 6:15-7:00 Youth Leaders and Adult Facilitators closure and families pick up. 7:00-8:30 Youth Leader Dinner Outcomes • Empower youth leadership • Increase youth volunteer hours in the community • Increase participants’ knowledge • Map of the Food Forest of Sunnyside • Create art • Reduce trash in the landfill • Decrease juvenile crime • Form lasting partnerships Measuring Outcomes • Document the progress of 5 youth leaders from AZVA • Count the actual hours of service • Survey participants to understand the baseline of knowledge and survey them at the end to gage learning • Provide the map of trees • Display art • Weigh the art • Survey the students each day at the beginning what did you do when you left here, track attendance • Creating a commitment to host the 2nd annual Spring Break Day Camp in 2017 • We will create change in our community!
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The students at Our Sister's School have recognized that they have the ability to reduce the amount of food waste thrown out at the end of every lunch period by composting. We plan to create a 2composting systems, a worm compost bin and a turning compost bin, both made of almost completely recyclable materials. This compost bin will ideally produce enough compost to add nutrients to the school gardens as well as producing enough to donate to the gardens within the community. This project goals and weekly activities show care and concern for the environment, and also the New Bedford community.
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Our project will grow food and provide an experiential science education for students at Carver Middle School!
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We will help feed the local elderly by growing vegetables and donating them to the Meals on Wheels Program.
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The Ashé Indie Festival will merge music, art and Earth in a two-day community festival. Taking place on Earth Day weekend, this celebration will feature over 50 live indie artists, art installations, performances, healthy food, and sustainability demonstrations along with the live planting of a garden. Our partners, including the FAMU Cooperative Extension, FAMU Student Community Garden and iGrow, will lead the planting initiative along with volunteers to maximize the collaboration of this community garden in the South side! A portion of the funds raised at this event and as well as the crops, once they have matured, will go to benefit non profit community gardens and families in underrepresented areas of Tallahassee!
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We would like to purchase grow lights, as well as other garden necessities by early April for our indoor garden. The children will plant seedlings indoors under the grow lights and begin worm composting for Earth Day. As seedlings progress, the children will transplant the plants and flowers in late May and continue to grow the plants through to harvest in August and the fall months. With each harvest we will share some our bounty with a community food bank.
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The project is starting a campus garden club to help build and maintain sustainable and organic courtyard gardens on campus. We hope to get as much of the school participating as possible. We will grow food and herbs for the cafeteria and provide opportunities for people of all ages and all creeds to get their hands dirty and learn about where their food comes from and why it's important. We hope to provide educational opportunities for the daycare center planting transplants and building bird and bug houses. Our club plans to plant bee and butterfly friendly flowers as well as hatch some butterflies to release into the gardens. We also hope to give students an opportunity to create art for the spaces out of 100% recycled items. We are also trying to use as little input as possible by building some of the raised beds out of reclaimed and recycled materials. We are currently in the process of planning the designs and finding donors to our cause. We already have one club, a few committees, and a compost donor all working on the project now and as far as I know everyone is on board and fairly excited.
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The children already meet on Saturdays and Sundays at my home on the edge of the jungle. We meet in the two dance pavilions I have built over the years. There are two men, Wayan Damai, Wayan Sutika who are very knowledgeable and there are others too, to help us make a book, bit by bit of our local medicinal plants and wild food plants. The more the children know about these plants the more they are likely to protect the forest which we still have in Puakan. Naturally these people should be paid. It is possible to have this part of the program on Saturdays as Sundays are devoted to traditional dance, play, reading and drawing. The cost of the medicinal plant program is, Drawing teacher, and/or Plant teacher for 3 hours, $15, 3 staff helpers, $12, lunch for all, $25. Art supplies are always my personal contribution

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