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I am founder of Joy Group, Joy Group is a volunteering organization, with performers (volunteers) ranging from 7 years old to high school students, that I founded and am the current director of. I am also founder of Dreams Quarter, Dreams Quarter is my own student string quartet (two violinists, one violist, and one cellist). The goal of Joy Group & Dreams Quartet is to create a better Omaha community through music and a message of unity, with a focus on the elderly in the Omaha community. We do this through monthly or quarterly performances at various senior living communities across the Omaha Metro. Each of these performances is unique because we believe that each senior living community deserves to have its own special show and the best we can offer after all the work they have contributed during their lifetime to our community. For each of these shows, I have to plan each performance meticulously with a central theme in mind. I first have to reach out to senior living centers sometimes, however, these senior living communities would reach out to me. Then, I plan a certain date for the performance with the schedules of the other performers in mind. I would also plan a central theme for the performance and decide on the pieces of music, relating to the theme, that each performer could play based on their skill level and feedback from previous performances. Sometimes the pieces of music I need doesn’t exist in that skill level, arrangement, or at all. In these instances, I have spent hours arranging new music or composing music. I also plan rehearsals to ensure the whole show goes smoothly. I rehearse my own music and each of the transitions between different pieces to ensure that the performance is interactive with the audience since I’m also the host of the performances. I have had individual practice secessions with individuals that were struggling with the music to ensure everyone was prepared the best for the show. After a few performances, I decided that monthly performances, though a lot of work, weren’t enough to show our appreciation to the elderly community thus I also organize gift drives and personally delivered small tokens of appreciation, like balloons during Thanksgiving or red envelopes during Chinese New Years, to senior living communities. We have also begun making cookies and I would make the deliveries to senior living communities to remind the elderly that we care for them even when we weren’t physically there with them.
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I hope to host the "International Day of Self Love" on February 13th, the day before Valentine's Day, because it's important to love and accept yourself before you can do the same for others. I want this to be a day that is widely celebrated, printed on every calendar around the world. The International Day of Self Love will be a day where individuals can let go of the one insecurity holding them back. Celebrating this day could mean anything, from going without make-up, practicing self-care, or leaving an abusive relationship. This day will be a day where individuals can love, celebrate, and accept themselves completely, without fear of judgment. This day will primarily be hosted on K-12 campuses. I will provide schools with program guides that cover several important social and emotional learning topics. Our guide will have activities focused on identity, mental health, courage, vulnerability, and anti-bullying. Once students explore these important topics, they will end their programming cycle by celebrating the International Day of Self Love. I hope to live in a world where every campus has access to these resources, creating a more open and accepting environment.
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For one day only, on 9/11, students will collect food items and donate them to Neighbor-to-Neighbor, a nonprofit organization serving residents in need throughout the Greenwich area. Club members will accept donations, then sort and pack items for delivery to Neighbor-to-Neighbor.
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We will prepare food packages and deliver them to famiies in need who are immobilized. Working with local churches to build bridges of sustainability and support for those disabled, unemployed and experiecing hardship.
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Our pantry will provide supplemental food to families in need. Combat hunger on many levels via our mobile pantry. Helping families who can't get around survive by bringing the food to their doors.
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Already many students from Pre-K to 6th grade are pausing in the hallway to engage in the proprioception activities that have been provided. The hope is that more students will continue to utilize the activities as they transition from classes, or simply need a break from academia. To determine the success of our campaign, classroom polls and surveys can be taken. This quantitative data will help us gauge whether or not our centers should extend to our playground, which would be our next step in completing our building wide brain break initiative.
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My project I will purchase materials for greeting cards, treat for them, and create a song for the elderly. This will put smile on their face.
Taiwan
Hi, I'm Emily, I'm 20 years old. Sometimes when walking along the street or on park benches or public places, people always pass by the homeless , we dont know their stories and their situations, I study to become a costume designer at the TNUA, and as I know how people dress or seem to be, will affect them very much-- I wish that EVERY HOMELESS PEOPLE on the street can have access to a bath and clean clothes and food
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Our project will show love and compassion to those who may feel like they have been left out. We will do this by giving what we can to stop hungry pains with a meal for that day or give a blanket to someone who may be freezing outside.
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This Roots & Shoots mini-grant will help us to be able to give out cangoods, coats, scarfs, and gloves so that will be able to help those in need during this winter season.

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