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We are working with the Memory Project organization to create and deliver portraits of children in Syrian refugee camps.
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My idea is to take a look at the negative things happening in the news once a week, and then decide to take specific action to counteract the negativity and help those affected. Examples: >If the main headlines revolved around hate crimes, we could all post messages on social media to spread love instead of hate, as well as donating to any relevant human rights charities. >If it was bullying, we could all do a Random Act of Kindness for a stranger, and pledge to be kind and stand up against harassment whenever we see it. >If it was cruelty against domestic animals, we could all volunteer at, donate to, and/or publicly promote local animal rescues. >If it was wild animal endangerment or other forms of environmental destruction, we could do an activity such as picking up litter, as well as donating to environmental charities and taking pledges to reduce our carbon footprint as much as practical and possible. (Even though the latter would be a more long-term thing, we could still check up on progress weekly.) >And finally, if it was something to do with negative or harmful laws, we could call or email our state representative. This is not a complete list, of course, because we never know what will happen, but I hope it is enough to get the idea across. If all goes well, it would be a group or club at my high school. Anyone involved with the school would be welcomed, whether students, teachers, administrators, or even parents, as long as the admins would allow that. My school is very small due to being a private school, but I think we could still make a difference, no matter how small we start out. It has been said that the best way to counteract all the depressing events is to do *something*. Even it just helps one person, or one animal, or one patch of wilderness, it's still better than nothing, and even if it's not the entire planet, it can be a world of meaning to that one individual. Be kind! Sincerely, Elizabeth.
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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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For our project, we will create posters and show that fighting is not a good solution to conflict. We can create school announcements with reasons why fighting is unacceptable. We will invite in a psychologist to talk about reasons teenagers fight.
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Informing police and people in the community about the gang violence in our neighborhood. Interview experts on this topic and become experts ourselves. Prevent further gang activity and violence. Persuade other not to be in gangs.
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Our project will improve life skills for kids in our school lacking leadership qualities outside of school. 1.Find out individual students interests 2.Find out root problem. 3.Incorporate leadership skills by students own interests. 4.Individual and group workshops to build leadership skills.
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We will go throughout the community and clean yards for the elderly that are unable to do their upkeep. We have been throughout the community and realized that there are so many elderly here that need their yards swept or grass mowed. I will take a group of people and we will go out and do this for them.
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Our facilitator, who is a Business Development Director, helps guide us as we create and roleplay in a fictionalized world that is meant to be diverse and full of challenges. We meet twice a month and we work together to find creative solutions to the problems and issues laid out before us. We discuss strategy and have online planning sessions between meetings to figure out the complex effects of our actions and try to figure out which is the best options for our world.
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Some of the classes at The Foundation Academy are studing about the culture and the counrty of Ethiopia. This campaign will help to bring their studies to life. The objective of the campaign is to send latters, artwork and videos to to and from the children at the Foundation Academy and the children that are part of Love For Ethiopia's Arba Minch program.
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In celebration of World Peace Day, the children will decorate a peace flag with their names and symbols. They will march around the school gardens singing "Give Peace a Chance". They will carry their flag as they process through the gardens. They children will also be given home made drums to play as they listen to the recorded song, "Peace Train." This activity will take place on Thursday, September 20th and Friday, September 22nd.

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