Monday, October 13, 2014

YAC Acting in the Community in October

10/14/2014 and 10/17/2014  Meetings resulted in YAC taking action in three areas of service

a. Rainbow Fleet rainbowfleet.org YAC Executive Board members volunteered cleaning toys and making packets for upcoming fundraiser from 10-noon on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at the Rainbow Fleet Resource Center @ 3024 Paseo, rainbowfleet.org.  

Casady Service-Learning and YAC were able to sponsor 3 daycare centers thanks to the generosity of the Rainbolt Family Service-Learning Fund, Aubrey's family donation, and Aubrey's vision to bring this wonderful organization as one of the main organizations sponsored by YAC this year.  

Rainbow Fleet is a YAC Junior Class project.  The project focuses on building self-esteem in children.  Project leader Aubrey H. stated " Rainbow Fleet's Resource Center provides toys and educational materials to child care providers in the greater Oklahoma City community.The materials that the Center provides teach infants and children fine motor skills, literacy, counting, science, etc.  Working with Rainbow Fleet and volunteering in the Resource Center was an amazing opportunity! Rainbow Fleet does an amazing job nominating needy child care centers to receive memberships to the Resource Center. Every child care center that is a member of the Resource Center greatly benefits from the toys and educational materials provided to them. Rainbow Fleet is paving the roads for the future of our community by building strong minds and bodies in infants and children. I am so happy that I had the opportunity to work with this great organization!"  

Casady Service-Learning also bought a membership for resources to be shared with clubs and classes like beginning level language classes.












b.Village Fall Festival
Who? Mrs. Clay and volunteers
Where? Duffner Park
When? 12:30-2:00,  Saturday, October 18



Reflection from volunteers forthcoming



c. Compassion Games 
Who? Spanish I Class

What? Compassion acts- Secrets agents 
When? October 19-25
Games will begin in Mrs. Clay Spanish I Class on Monday, October 19th.  The class is learning about adjectives and the differences between ser and estar. Students will choose acts of kindness they will perform and learn pertinent vocabulary in Spanish.



2. Students Against Hunger: Casady Cans Do:  10/31 to 11/7

FOOD DRIVE 2014

Great activities for the food drive from the Food Bank:

Click here to access the Teacher Tool Kit.

Clifton Roberts
Food Drive & Marketing Coordinator
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

405.600.3132 (Office)
3355 S. Purdue
OKC, OK 73179
Facebook.com/regionalfoodbank
Twitter.com/rfbo


YAC began making collection boxes on Tuesday and finished on Friday during B-block. 

The Food Drive is a freshman project with guidance and support from the Executive Board and the whole YAC membership.  

The senior leadership has divided the freshmen class in different groups under the support of members of the Executive Board.  Students helping the Food Drive in other divisions need to be back in class on time.  Minimum of 5 people per shift.  At least one member of each shift should have first hour off to help count cans after morning donations are finished.


Mrs. Crossno attended the Friday meeting and offered to have time in her class to help the freshman organize their first project.



 


Mrs. Crossno called for inspiring students to give without outside incentives.

Ideas proposed
a. # 30/30
b. Use social media  motivational devises and daily reminders

Mrs. Clay shared what other classes had done in the past and requested consideration of applying the service learning tenants to the organization of this project.

Freshmen Safra and Mariam  Sh. emerged as the leading facilitators of this project.  They made a list of ideas to be discussed at next meeting and they spent an hour reinforcing boxes.


 





Old Business

a. Clubs Fair:  Sign up went well.  The Freshman Club Fair was a good idea.  Thank you to Johnny L. for making the list of clubs


b. Homecoming: Fall Fest  $76 were collected.  Executive board will decide how the money will be spent

c. Peace Week Report:  SEE BELOW ENTRY