All during my middle to late teenage years I was involved in the politics of our city. My hometown was small, so there were many opportunities for youth to participate in events. From attending city council meetings that were held twice a month, I learned how I could actually become involved in the legislation process. By getting involved, I, along with some other members of the town, were able to pass a local ordinance, and I was also involved in the process of passing Utah Senate Bill 60, which became a law in March of 2015. Getting involved in the law making process taught me not just about the actual process of passing a law, but also about how normal citizens can and should take part of the legislative process. It also contributed to my desire to continue working with government and the
YMCA 's Youth and Government Club is a nationwide program focusing on providing a platform for politically engaged high school students to voice their opinions by emulating the state government. Each year, the Exeter High School delegation goes to the Statehouse in Concord to debate pre-written bills. Bills this year focused on an eclectic range of
Supporting the Wheatland High School Grad Night event strengthens the community as a whole. Wheatland is a small, local farming community. The High School does not have the same level of funding that is afforded to other high schools located in larger communities, for example River Valley High School in Yuba City. In addition, the Wheatland community is a primary supporter of Beale Air Force Base. A large majority of Air Force personnel live in the Wheatland community and their children attend schools in the Wheatland School District. Supporting Grad Night will not only positively effect this small farming community but it will also enhance the morale and welfare of the Beale Air Force personnel and their families. Furthermore, providing a safe and sober place for graduates to celebrate will make the roads and community that much
On this day, we have been overcome by our grievances against all those who have claimed superiority over us. For years, the youth of this country have been dominated by others feeding their ideas of work and desires onto those who they perceive as below them. It is unfair that we, as a human race, must obtain these unwanted obligations. We should be using the time we have to enjoy our life, rather than being weighed down by work and misery, cast onto us by our fellow human beings. On this day, we are declaring our independence from the modern education system, in favor of a reform.For these obligations are taking away the precious time that we could be spending with those we love, doing what we love. These tasks
While the service trip took place in the Northern US, there were pre-determined requirements that had to be met before we could embark, one of which was a minimum fundraised amount of $500. The money that was raised by this program went towards scholarships for other Kentucky residents to attend YMCA Conferences, where they have the chance to learn about democracy, kinship, and our community. I count this as community service because the YMCA changed my life by transforming an academic student into a servant leader. Providing the chance for someone else to be shaped into one of tomorrow's leaders is doing a service to my community. The third tier of my service goes towards the United States of America. An example of my service to America has already been noted in my ten day service trip to northern states where I helped shelve books with my peers and kinfolk who had fallen into unfortunate circumstances as well as re-vitalise YMCA Camp Y-Owasco through mulching over 5 miles of trails; however, a lesser noted service that many young adults seek is education. I firmly believe that the education of forthcoming generations is one of the greatest services that can be done for our
Veterans Day Assembly, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 was in the gymnasium at Brush Middle School. All three-grade levels attended. The 8th grade students at Brush Middle School performed a half hour long skit. The theme of the assembly was “World War II, Our Nation’s Greatest Generation.” The students had costumes which were period correct for World War II era. The skit showed how the country worked together in order for our country to stay strong thorough World War II. The band had several patriotic pieces that they played throughout the skit. All veterans in attendance were honored when each branch of service was announced. The student audience gave standing ovations for those who had served our country. The keynote speaker, Mr. Smith is a World War II veteran and as a well-known community member, the students were very impressed with his inspirational speech. After the assembly, all
On October 19,2016 The University of Mississippi’s NAACP hosted a “Trick or Treat With the NAACP” social since Halloween is approaching. During this time both members and nonmembers of the NAACP came together to make goodie bags for children throughout the Oxford community as well as workers who sometimes go unnoticed on campus such as custodians. Afterwards, we all sat around, ate pizza, and got to know one another throughout a host of games. This small event made me very proud to be a member of Ole Miss’s NAACP organization.
This event helped inspire schools and communities all over the world to make a special
The FFA mission statement reads “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve”. The Columbia City FFA Chapter worked to fulfill this mission statement by embarking in a new community service project called Read to Feed with the Indiana FFA Association and Heifer International. Through this program, FFA members were provided the opportunity to impact first grade elementary students by heightening their awareness of international agricultural issues through service and literacy. The chapter partnered with first grade classes from Little Turtle and Coesse Elementary Schools. The first grade students read and recorded their reading minutes, while FFA members were out advocating the event to local businesses to gain their support
In the past two years, I've had the privilege of volunteering at the "Ready for School" event at Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights. Ready for School, or more commonly known as "Backpack Day", is an event where Arlington Heights school districts and other community members help fund to purchase school supplies for under privileged students in Arlington Heights. In addition, on the day of the event there are multiple community services, such as the police and fire departments, the library and park district in attendance to help families understand the resources they offer. The numbers of families and students that attend increase each year, this year with over 600 backpacks.
Students in Katherine Owen's language arts classes at Chagrin Falls Intermediate School were challenged this year to complete a “Make a Difference” project. Sixth grader Celia Hawk decided to set up a “Little Free Library” for the CFIS school cafeteria, where students in grades 4-6 could stop by to take a book to read and leave a book for others. After discussing the project with Principal Sarah Read, Celia learned that students at JM Gallagher School on Cleveland's near west-side were in the process of building their own Little Free Library in a new community garden located next to the school. Celia decided to collect
With the assistance of several of the eight students in the class, who range in age from 17-22, the Holmes County commissioners were introduced to the class and the role its students play in the school and community.
Families and friends welcome to Montgomery Village Middle School 8th grade promotional ceremony. Today we embark on a new chapter of our lives as we end our middle school careers. We’ve spent the past three years of our lives in this wonderful place. We were given the opportunity to grow and learn. Our teachers, one of our biggest supporters, the ones we have built relationships with. Our teachers have seen us grow. They have been our guiding hands throughout our middle school career. The teachers in this school deserve the world. They motivate us each and every one of us each day. Most of us were able to mature throughout middle careers. We’ve grown aware of our surroundings. We’re all well aware of what’s to come as we open the next chapter
The school board meeting for the schools of Palm Beach County was overall an organized event. The meeting opened with different individuals simply sharing about some different events in the schools. The first speaking was a member of the board who spoke about HBCU and all of the potential and positives the school had. She was very passionate about her subject. The next speaker was a woman from the school who attended a school even about 9/11 where the boy scouts read all of the names of the victims in the cemetery and placing medal all of the graves. Mrs. Brill was very excited about the event and expressed her proudness and hope that the event will become a tradition. All of these speakers will well prepared and you could see their passion on the subjects they spoke to the board about. The next section of the meeting was the proclamations and presentations. The first proclamation was again HBCU. The proclamation said that September of 2015 would be historical black history month. This movement was followed by one that asked the board to make September 15th to October 15th 2015 hispanic heritage month. This movement came with a video about all the statistics about hispanic children in U.S. schools and an award given to the hispanic teacher of the year. In the next movement the board was asked to name September 17th constitution day and September 21st through the 25th celebrate freedom week. Following this the board was asked to make September National PTA membership month,
In fifth and sixth grade, I was invited to attend The National Young Leadership Forum, an organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to spend a week in Washington D.C., where I learned the qualifications of a righteous leader and to develop academic abilities and interests. I will bring my knowledge of leadership to sustain a school community in which students will strive to maintain integrity and trust with each other. By engaging in community service, I have an opportunity to learn experientially, expose myself to diversity, and develop a sense of responsibility. By volunteering in multiple ways in the last several years, I was able to knit hats for children in hospitals, help at a local food bank, create and donate bookmarks for third graders, and help at the Bellaire Public Library. Helping others has given me a great sense of satisfaction and I plan to continue working on various community service projects in the future. Born and raised to Israeli parents, I am benefited with bilinguality, traveling overseas, exposure to other cultures, and insight on global