Friday, May 9, 2014

YAC FEDEX TIME: Tuesday, May 27, 10 AM-Noon @ Harper Wing (Ms. Infantino's Class)

MRS. CLAY'S BRAINSTORMING BELOW, LOOKING FORWARD TO CORY'S PROCESS AND FACILITATION!

Snacks and Drinks provided by Service-Learning

Expected Attendance
Adults: Mrs. Cory King, YAC FedEx Time Facilitator, Mrs. Carmen Clay,'74 YAC Sponsor
Seniors, Class of  2015:  Sidney J., Jessica G., Hunter S., Taylor B.
Juniors, Class of  2016: Aubrey H.
Freshmen: Class of 2018:  None as 5/25/2014.  Will check with Mrs. Crossno via e-mail
Sophomores, Class of  2017: Miranda T. Turner W., Johnny L. (Attending TIDE in Boston http://youthleadokc.blogspot.com/p/tide.html, a maybe)
Ananya  B. unable to attend. Seeks her SOMOS Service-Learning Project to be connected to YAC 2014-2015.

      I am trying to start a project that helps primarily Elementary students from low socio-economic background as well as those who may additional face a language barrier, and was wondering if you would be willing to sponsor my project in attempts to close the achievement gap in Oklahoma.
 
 
          This is what I am proposing. Through some research I have found out that the Public School system teaches kids to learn to read up until the 3rd grade. After that they teach kids to read to learn, so those who are behind are one step behind for the rest of their lives.
 
        I personally love books, and I would like to share that love of books. In some ways this proposal can be viewed as a supplementary curriculum. I would like to start with phonetics, then move on to simple bilingual children’s books, whether they are actually bilingual or translated by hand. As students slowly get better by passing through levels based on reading comprehension, move on to harder books the amount of Spanish (the crutch) decreases. I know through myself and my peers students are more motivated when they get something out of it. So I propose a fake money system, for each level a student passes they get a “fictional dollar” (i haven’t come up with a catchy name yet). Once they accumulate a certain amount of dollars they can purchase small gifts from a store; the better the prize, the more dollars it costs. This teaches kids the value of saving and spending their own money as well as giving them incentive to pass reading levels. 
 
          Once a certain reading level is reached students will have an opportunity to write their own stories, whether they are fictional or based on their own lives, and I’d like theses students to send their stories in English to our lower division to share with our lower school students, so they know from an early age that there is more out there than just Casady, and maybe in response some of our students will send stories of their own back to these students.
 
        I have contacted the Principles from Bodine, Britton, Cesar Chavez, and Johnson Elementary schools. I thought It would be better to start with schools near us (Casady) and then branch out to encompass schools from the surrounding school districts and then who knows.
 
      The project will commence with the new school year, this pilot year will act as a trial run in hopes of creating a sustainable and reproducible project that can later be implemented on a larger scale. Timeframe wise set up the second week of August around the 11th and weekly meetings starting the first week in September of 2014
 
Graduates Class 2014: Unable to attend due to graduation rehearsal and senior picnic.

A Senior Chair Feed BackI think YAC did a good job this year at managing our time better than the previous years I have been at Casady. However, if there is any way at all we can get more meeting times/ planning times that would only help us even more. B-block as we all know is very cramped and short on time and then we end up late to lunch, etc. One thing YAC can improve on though, because were aware of the lack of time, maybe try to plan in advance more. Get big projects set up as early as possible, possibly over the summer, or even a year or so in advance.
        The more time to plan things, the better they will turn out and the better the participation from the student body. I know this will require more time, and it will only happen if the people involved in YAC will even care enough to do it next year. It's solely up to the members of the club itself to how much work is happening and how the projects turn out. I think another area that can improve would be chapel announcements. Having one person read the announcements all at once almost always gets people tuned out and not really listening to the announcements.
        Instead of reading them all at once and by the same person, split up the announcements and have different people read them, kind of like STUCO does with the daily announcements. I would try not to announce more than three things in a day. Overall though I think YAC had a succesful year and did a pretty good job. Best of luck to you and the club in years to come!    Emily F.


CORY KING FACILITATOR https://www.linkedin.com/pub/cory-king/3/b29/b97

FEDEX TIME? What is it?


YAC 2013-2014

1. Reflection

a. What worked, what did not, how can YAC be improved.
-YAC Chairs 2013-2014 Debriefing
-Executive Board
-Meetings
-Projects

 
2. YAC Strategic Planning

YAC 2014-2015
a. How the ends (goals) will be achieved by the means (YAC leadership/YAC Members) with set dates in school's main calendar
OKCASADY 2014-2015







b. Leadership and Planning for Next Year  
YAC leadership proposal from outgoing seniors  Criteria/Ownership/?


YAC 2014-2015
Co-Presidents
Jessica G. and Sidney J.

Secretary
Yogaish K.

Treasurer
Taylor B.

Social
Caitlin and Jessika

YAC Grade Chairs with projects to place in calendar  (15 minutes)

Seniors:  Jessica (ICS Diaper Drive) and Sidney (Food Waste Project)
Juniors: Aubrey (? Children's Hospital Project)
Sophomores: Ananya B. (Somos Project - Peace Week), Johnny (STEM Project-Peace Week)
Freshmen:







Vision:

Mission:

Purpose:

Goal:

Objectives:

B

1-10

I

11-20

N

21-30

G

31-40

O

41-50

MAY

 

 Asian American-Pacific Islander Heritage / Older Americans Month

 

MAY 2, 2015


 

APRIL

 

Child Abuse Prevention Month*

 


NYLC NS-DC

April 8-11


NVW

April 12-18
 

GYSD

April 11-13
 

Earth Day Wednesday April, 22

 

Easter

Sunday April 5

MARCH

 

Women's History/ Hug a GI Month

 


 

 

FEBRUARY

 

Black History Month

 


RAK WEEK

February 9-15

 

JANUARY

 

Human Trafficking Awareness Month*

 

National Day of Service

Monday, 1/19

 


 

B

 

I

N

G

O

DECEMBER

 

 


Holiday Volunteering

?

NOVEMBER

 

American Indian Heritage Month

 


Family Volunteer Day

November 22, 2015

 

OCTOBER

 


 

Make Your Mark Week

October 13-17


 

Make A Difference Day

October 24

Helping a Neighborhood

?

SEPTEMBER

 

Hispanic Heritage Month


 
9/15-10/15



National Day of Service

9/11=9/21

Peace Week


11 days of Global Unity

 

9/11-9/21

 

JUNE-AUGUST

 

YAC INVITATIONAL

 



Retreat August 7-11

 



“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941); poet, playwright, essayist

Service-Learning Calendar: National Service Days : YAC'S ROLE?

The Service-Learning Program needs Project chairs and teams in the main calendar 

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Peace Week
11 Days of Global Unity-We The World
I-2-WE
9/11: I will do a good deed -9/21 International Day of  Peace
Pinwheel Garden
Peace One Day: Who will I make peace with?
Shinnyo-en Foundation: Billions Paths to Peace, What is Yours?
Charter for Compassion - International Kindness Team
Secrets Agents of Compassion: Peace Entrepreneurs 
YAC Project Chairs:  Johnny L. and Ananya B.
Students Against Hunger
Casady Cans Do
October to First Week in November
Entrepreneurs of Social Change

Monday, January 19, 2015

Default Project: Food Bank Volunteer Day. 
Possible: OKC Kids Korral Dance Marathon
February 9-15, 2015

Sobremesa Banquet: YAC, Community Organizations,
Presidential and Congressional Award Winners


April 11-13 2015

DEFAULT PROJECT: FOOD BANK VOLUNTEER WEEKEND
DANCE MARATHON FOR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

 FULL SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM CALENDAR




SEEKING CONNECTIONS TO YAC/YOUTH LEAD OKCASADY IN 2014-2015

1. TRIMESTER/SEMESTER/FULL YEAR COURSE
Classroom with a Cause:  Independent Study:  Ananya: Somos Project.  Entrepreneur of social justice

2. OCTOBER
A. Service-Learning Training for Administration and Faculty: October 23-26, 2014, Johns Hopkins University: http://www.csee.org/events/servicelearning2014
B. Lima, Peru from 9/25-10/5

3. CALENDAR CONNECTED: NATIONAL SERVICE DAYS AND MONTHLY AWARENESS

Service-Learning Program: YAC/Youth LEAD OKCasady-2014-2015
Vision: Entrepreneurs of Peace and Social Change
Mission: Peace @ the heart of Service:
Purpose: Passions helping community needs. Give grow, transform.  Complete service graduation requirement
Goal : Youth Voice and Choice: Clear sense of  power to use classroom learning to make a difference youth can measure.
Objectives:  Reflect. Connect, Act- Identify and research a need, create and implement projects that meet the need with win/win intergenerational partnerships. Set realistic goals, learn how to assess impact, and become fluent in explaining the local need within the broader context of national and global issues. Connect projects to their academic and personal experiences. Debrief at a public gathering. (Service-Learning Best Practices: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/programs/servicelearning/7_best_practices.htm)
B
1-10
I
11-20
N
21-30
G
31-40
O
41-50
MAY
Join Hands Day:
MAY 2
International Day of Families
May 15
Asian American-Pacific Islander Heritage Month*
Older Americans Month
Teacher Appreciation Week

Public Demonstration of Learning through service
May 4-8
WHO?
APRIL

NYLC NS-DC
April 8-11

NVW
April 12-18
GYSD
April 11-13
Earth Day Wednesday April, 22
Easter
Sunday April 5
WHAT?

Child Abuse Prevention Month*
MARCH

Happiness Day
March 20
Women's History Month
Hug a GI Month
WHY?
FEBRUARY

February 9-15
RAK WEEK
Black History Month
Multicultural Week
HOW?
JANUARY
Monday, January 19
National Day of Service




WHERE?

Human Trafficking Awareness Month*
DECEMBER

Holiday Volunteering
Who? WHAT/WHERE/WHEN
WHY/HOW/HOW MUCH?
NOVEMBER
American Indian Heritage Month*

Family Volunteer Day
November 22
WHAT?
OCTOBER

Make Your Mark Week
October
13-17
Why?

Make A Difference Day
October 24
Helping a Neighborhood
HOW?

SEPTEMBER

National Day of Service
9/11

Peace Week
11 days of Global Unity
9/11-9/21
Hispanic Heritage Month
 9/15-10/15
WHY?


AUGUST
JUNE
JULY











Screenings
Generation 9/12
Peace One Day

Japanese
Anime Stories: Meditation:
Mount Fuji Peace Initiative

Girl Rising

Planning of Peace Week
Pinwheel making

Compassionate Cities



Shinnyo-en Foundation  Retreat in San Francisco
August 7-11

YAC INVITATIONAL
WHO?
We all wish for a good life. Some people think all they have to do is to believe in religion. Others think it’s about the achievement of material wealth or social status. But I believe that a “good life” is one we can feel good about because of the way we’re living it.

Shinjo Ito, Founder of the Shinnyo-en Order


 Inspiration: Youth Service America Playlist


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