Dominican Republic
My research and personal experience points to the fact that the success of any community program should be deeply rooted in its local context, and should not be replicated without first being adapted. You can’t take one already successful program and just drop it into another country or community. You’ve got to take the principles, and then be willing to adjust that over a period of time. I worked with several community members in Batey Libertad to create surveys to understand what prevented girls from playing sports or, for that matter, even just playing outside. We found that while some girls were comfortable playing with boys, others preferred a girls-only environment. We also found that available free time was limited because of household responsibilities. This information led us to adjust our ideas for the programming of a girls-only soccer club called "Girls Outside". We wish to create a flexible girls-only soccer club for ages 8-16 that meets on Saturday afternoons. We are still experimenting with the time and day of the week to maximize participation. We will separate the time into 2 hours: 1 hour of practice/play and 1 hour of group sharing. We are seeking donations for soccer equipment, for paper and colored pencils for journaling and self-expressive activities, and for team/club shirts.
United States
My project will inform the community about education and bring together a social group to promote health. I will come up with a small campaign and fliers that will inform the community about topics such as: family, education, health. I want to form a community group to provide workshops about healthy living, being aware of diabetes. Having cooking classes or healthy diets to stay healthy. Also ways to exercise everyday whether it's walking or jogging. I want to help school age children maintain a great diet and being healthy.
United States
We are currently working with a group from a local church, whice includes the case workers who work to approve families for fosterhood. Our main attack is through spreading the word through local news station, paper fliers, social media, et cetera.
United States
I will work with teachers to discuss this message with students. Students will discuss scenarios. They will develop, learn and perform 2 songs in this area.
United States
The Wish Tree Team will plant a small umbrella tree in our town's community field/park and they will mount a small mailbox next to the tree and keep it supplied with tags and writing utensils. Anyone can fill out a tag with their wishes/hopes or dreams and hang it from a branch on the tree.
United States
We strive to improve food access and education as many people in our community don't understand the importance of healthy eating and the effect it can have on your mind, body, and soul. We want to make people aware of the benefits as well as the places to get it around the community such as farmer's markets and cultural grocery stores.
United States
As part of The Brooksfield School’s Spread the Love Campaign in honor of Valentine’s Day, students, families, and staff members placed stones around McLean, Virginia with encouraging messages. When someone in the community finds a stone, they take a picture with the hashtag #BrooksfieldSpreadstheLove and post it to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The goal of this campaign is for someone in the community who may be having a rough day to find a message of hope and love on a library shelf. Or finding wisdom while walking down a peaceful path and coming upon a call to be yourself. Other messages include “You are Enough”, “Love One Another”, and “Be the Light”. The love spreads by creating a chain reaction from school, to community, and the world through social media. Be on the lookout for a stone!
United States
Make the World Feel Better starter kits will be distributed to schools worldwide for the upcoming school year. https://m.facebook.com/MakeTheWorldFeelBetter/
United States
We will give out 100 toys to students in an after school program. We will develop a workshop with them to instill kindness and compassion. Elementary school students will make lists of what kindness is and how to promote it in their schools under the tutelage of high school students.
United States
We will perform an original piece on bullying at a local elementary school. We will charge the students with coming up with their own campaign for kindness at their school.

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