United States
This project will promote equality on all levels through socioeconomic integration. Citizens of varying incomes will form social networks that enhance socioeconomic mobility and spur economic growth
United States
There are critical steps to an effective health outreach program and our project will educate the community and build positive relationships by exploring cultural community newspapers, establishing community events, and collaborating with volunteers in the target community.
United States
Ministering to youth comes with a lot of challenges and puppets can help to overcome many of them. Children enjoy having fun during puppet presentations while learning at the same time. When you create a fun and educational environment, children will respond positively.
United States
A mini grant will provide us with the opportunity to facilitate a camp that is geared towards the current issues our youth are facing. With teen suicide rates increasing, we feel this will be a good opportunity to provide a positive outlet to address their concerns
United States
Part of the beauty of the Grow Baton Rouge YEZ Urban Gardening initiative is that it will help bring our community together and unite them. The “neighborhood sharing” portion of the program seeks to allow youth and community members who grow different things to barter with others to fulfill a full range of vegetables for their households. When people begin to help feed each other, this creates a bond and a certain trust that allows so much more!
Thailand
I want to educated high school kids about below ground make them realize environment problems in our country and ASEAN region.
United States
My project will include a day trip to the Malibu Tide pools where my students would have already researched what animals and wildlife are currently there. They will have researched the endangered animals and wildlife in that area so that when they visit the Malibu site, they will have some prior knowledge. While they are there, they will explore the tide pools and then write down their observations. They will survey the environment and write descriptions of what they see in terms of human interaction with the environment. Finally, when they return to their community in South Central Los Angeles, we will explore how to implement the practices in Malibu at our local beaches to improve upon the environment.
United States
Our project is an educational forum and expo hosted by students that will educate and unite the community. We will have local and regional businesses and organizations that support sustainability, be present to educate our students on the career opportunities in this growing field and also educate our community on how to live more economically, efficiently, and sustainably.
United States
I’ve written cards to veterans before, so I already knew how to do that and where to send them. But, I wanted to do something locally; something that I could see was helping the veterans where I live, especially the veterans who were down and out. So, when I started 6th grade, I wrote the principal of my new school a letter introducing myself, my love of the military, my idea for Operation ROV, and my wish to get as many kids as possible involved. My principal liked my card project and let me introduce it first to the teachers and then to the student council. After their approval, I made a PowerPoint presentation and presented the project to the entire school during an all-school assembly. I then supplied teachers in grades 2-8 with supplies and instructions for them to teach their students how the cards should be made and what they should say. After that, my card project took off and students made cards whenever they had free time (before, during, or after school). I collected the cards every 3 months and delivered them. The hardest part of my project was convincing more schools and principals to participate because I wanted the project to be more than a one-school, one-day type service project, which is what most schools do for Veterans Day only. I wrote letters, made phone calls, and met with many schools and organizations. I wanted Operation ROV to be something that is always available in the classroom and easy to do. The easiest part was talking to the local organizations. With my mom’s help, we found several local organizations that serve veterans locally and they said they wanted cards. They said that cards from kids really could actually help their veterans feel better when they’re sad. Last year, approximately 250 students and 18 teachers participated in the project. They made 500 cards, but only 425 followed my instructions and were good to be given away. I delivered these 425 cards to Sister Anne Dougherty, Senior Chaplain for the City of Tampa Police Department at the Franciscan Retreat Center. She used all of the cards for post-trauma retreats for veterans and first-responders. I think that Operation ROV helped a lot of veterans by letting them know that we remember them and that we care, but I also think that making cards helped a lot of people actually do the remembering part and gave them an opportunity to follow through on the caring part. I also think the project helped raise awareness of veterans and their issues. This year, I hope to quadruple Operation ROV’s impact because I have involved 7 more schools, for a total of 8 schools. I have also met with 4 other organizations that want my cards, for a total of 5 organizations. All of the organizations are different: one is a soup kitchen, one provides temporary housing, one provides services, one is medical, and another is spiritual. I will keep asking more schools and organizations to be involved. And, I hope that all the students and teachers that have been inspired will continue to make cards and take ownership of the project at their own schools. I hope that after I graduate, they will pass the idea down to younger students so that it keeps going for years. Operation ROV is something that is not that hard to do and not that hard to keep up. You just need people who care to take a few minutes to make a card. And, you just need someone to be willing to deliver them.
United States
Year-long...we add to this, periodically. We want to add a branch to do with animals and the environment, as well!

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