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Recruit unemployed, able bodied youth to provide community services in exchange for opportunities to continue education, become employed, and own and operate their own business. We want to partner with property owners to allow Spectrum Youth Corp members to beautify under the supervision of a contractor. We will use the funds to help improve our website to include ways our community partners can participate to include making donations of supplies and material, machinery, equipment, as well as donations of land that need to be redeveloped and beautified. Community volunteers would provide additional assistance.
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Our Project with help instill the values our children need to make a difference in their world. I have researched many age appropriate books written about our environmental issues. Some of the books suggested were, " A World Without Fish", A River Run Wild", " Cloth from Clouds", " The Gardener", and " Not Your Typical Book About the Environment". Just to name a few. After reading these books with the children we will make up our plan of action on going out into the community where we live and make our voices heard.
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Our Project with help instill the values our children need to make a difference in their world. I have researched many age appropriate books written about our environmental issues. Some of the books suggested were, " A World Without Fish", A River Run Wild", " Cloth from Clouds", " The Gardener", and " Not Your Typical Book About the Environment". Just to name a few. After reading these books with the children we will make up our plan of action on going out into the community where we live and make our voices heard.
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Our Project with help instill the values our children need to make a difference in their world. I have researched many age appropriate books written about our environmental issues. Some of the books suggested were, " A World Without Fish", A River Run Wild", " Cloth from Clouds", " The Gardener", and " Not Your Typical Book About the Environment". Just to name a few. After reading these books with the children we will make up our plan of action on going out into the community where we live and make our voices heard.
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Throughout the project, students will observe worms and identify the positive effects they have on soil and plant life. The students will also calculate the amount of organic garbage that we used to feed our worms, and later use to enrich the soil and plants in our classroom garden. We will calculate the amount of garbage that we are decreasing in landfills over weeks, months and years. We will understand the importance of the reduction of waste in landfills and how we can do our part to reduce, reuse and recycle to help keep our Earth clean.
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Our project will increase awareness about how to sustain plant life.
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The work New Voices and the Green Team do is ongoing. This school year puts our efforts into Phase V of work that only started two years ago. This work involved intensive school recycling, a school garden (with the goal to install a pollinator element this spring), and continued street tree care on the block where the school resides.
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So our project will recycle old scrap wood and turn them into planters for practically no cost, we will then proceed by planting native plants in them and promoting the neighborhood to help in the process. The scrap wood can be easily attained by old pallets that markets typically just leave behind their building when they no longer have use for them. Since I live in southern California we have to use drought resistant plants, of which are commonly donated by local gardeners for projects like these. I will then seek promotions from our neighborhood in both the community newsletter, and as well in the local paper.
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Freshman F.I.R.S.T.Roots & Shoots Campaign addresses local environmental needs related to conservation and preservation of natural resources, specifically in local watersheds, streams and parks. Our approach is to work enlist 365 grade nine students to collaborate with our science teachers, local environment and EPA specialist, civic and business leaders and community volunteers to address needs while actualizing or transferring knowledge gained in school to address local needs. The program objective is for all 9th graders, each who are enrolled in Environmental Science or Biology classes to take action and outreach to enlist at least one community volunteer (adult) to work with us to address the identified needs of our community watershed, creeks, banks, parks and recreational areas. The Project's academic and community service goal is focused for at least 85% of students to master at least 7 of the designated core curriculum concepts related to: Biology and identification of endangered specifies and Earth Science related to Recycle and Reuse.by May 2016. In addition, it is the goal of the project for each student to enlist at least one adult or young friend to assist in on going community service as environment stewards and by May 2016 for at least 80% progress will be demonstrated through pre-post assessment and Project Freshman FIRST Roots & Shoots Campaign Rubric. The Rubric is modeled on Youth Serve America to evaluate and to tell the community that local high school freshman are prepared scholastically and are competent young citizens to lead a diverse democracy and economy, showcasing abilities “to make a difference” and "to put into action" federal/ state Core Curriculum Standards related to earth science and environmental understanding and stewardship. The Project coordinates community volunteers of all ages and ethnic groups in cleaning two local Green Acres and coordinating the restoration of the local Assiscunk Creek with native plants and shrubs and clean and preserve the habitat of the endangered Bog Turtle, students services will advance the goals of the International Biodiversity Action Plan and the Cleaner Planet Today Project.. Project Freshman FIRST Roots and Shoots Campaign fosters organizational skills and effective communications skills and realistic application of problem solving processes, logic and budgeting skills to address identified environmental needs of the community. The project objectives include: By May 2016, at least 85% of participants will dedicate at least 75 hours to community services in environmental stewardship. By August 2016, to develop and disseminate an effective model school/community Service Learning Program, detailed in a Program Operations Guide to enable replication nationwide advancing environmental stewardship among youth and community adults. By June 2016 facilitate “learning into action” providing a continuum of intergenerational services to identify and address community needs related to environmental stewardship. In addition, at least 50% of participants will outreach to and engage students who otherwise may not volunteer (I.e. Special Needs, or economically disadvantaged or educationally disaffected youth) to become involved in environmental stewardship activities in the school and community..
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Freshman F.I.R.S.T.Roots & Shoots Campaign addresses local environmental needs related to conservation and preservation of natural resources, specifically in local watersheds, streams and parks. Our approach is to work enlist 365 grade nine students to collaborate with our science teachers, local environment and EPA specialist, civic and business leaders and community volunteers to address needs while actualizing or transferring knowledge gained in school to address local needs. The program objective is for all 9th graders, each who are enrolled in Environmental Science or Biology classes to take action and outreach to enlist at least one community volunteer (adult) to work with us to address the identified needs of our community watershed, creeks, banks, parks and recreational areas. The Project's academic and community service goal is focused for at least 85% of students to master at least 7 of the designated core curriculum concepts related to: Biology and identification of endangered specifies and Earth Science related to Recycle and Reuse.by May 2016. In addition, it is the goal of the project for each student to enlist at least one adult or young friend to assist in on going community service as environment stewards and by May 2016 for at least 80% progress will be demonstrated through pre-post assessment and Project Freshman FIRST Roots & Shoots Campaign Rubric. The Rubric is modeled on Youth Serve America to evaluate and to tell the community that local high school freshman are prepared scholastically and are competent young citizens to lead a diverse democracy and economy, showcasing abilities “to make a difference” and "to put into action" federal/ state Core Curriculum Standards related to earth science and environmental understanding and stewardship. The Project coordinates community volunteers of all ages and ethnic groups in cleaning two local Green Acres and coordinating the restoration of the local Assiscunk Creek with native plants and shrubs and clean and preserve the habitat of the endangered Bog Turtle, students services will advance the goals of the International Biodiversity Action Plan and the Cleaner Planet Today Project.. Project Freshman FIRST Roots and Shoots Campaign fosters organizational skills and effective communications skills and realistic application of problem solving processes, logic and budgeting skills to address identified environmental needs of the community. The project objectives include: By May 2016, at least 85% of participants will dedicate at least 75 hours to community services in environmental stewardship. By August 2016, to develop and disseminate an effective model school/community Service Learning Program, detailed in a Program Operations Guide to enable replication nationwide advancing environmental stewardship among youth and community adults. By June 2016 facilitate “learning into action” providing a continuum of intergenerational services to identify and address community needs related to environmental stewardship. In addition, at least 50% of participants will outreach to and engage students who otherwise may not volunteer (I.e. Special Needs, or economically disadvantaged or educationally disaffected youth) to become involved in environmental stewardship activities in the school and community..

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