Friday, March 27, 2015

National Volunteer Week - Global Youth Service Days- President Volunteer Service Awards

** Daily Announcements:  
Inspirational Volunteer Quotes  from Casady YAC
Chapel presentation of video by YAC during Chapel Announcement
Rebuilding Literacy  Little Free Library  for Bodine Elementary 

Rebuilding Literacy project will donate $1 per bookmark, up to $300,000
Bring a book to build a l"MINI free library" for Bodine Elementary

Sunday, April 12:           
Advocate service. Do a volunteer action at home .  Make a bookmark, bring a book for Bodine Elementary MINI Free Library!
Monday, April 13     
Do a kind act at advisories.  Place your thumbprint in sign @ Student Center
Tuesday, April 14      
Wear a volunteer t-shirt. Celebrate with YAC @ Wing during B-BLOCK.
Wednesday: April 15     
Advocate service in your classes. Make a bookmark at the Wing, bring a book for Bodine Elementary MINI Free Library
Thursday, April 16
Advocate service during sports and PE.  Make a bookmark at the Wing, bring a book for Bodine Elementary MINI Free Library

Friday, April 17  GYSD  Advocating Quality Education for All
Bookmarks to boost literacy at Boys and Girls Club 4:00-6:00 PM
Saturday, April 18  GYSD Fighting Hunger and Housing Inequities 
Volunteers at the Food Bank (15 or under).  Mrs. Clay on site
15 Volunteers at Habitat for Humanity (16 or older)  No Casady supervision
Sunday, April 19  GYSD Advocating Healthy Futures
Volunteer with family and friends.  Make bookmarks..  
Tuesday, April 21:  President Volunteer Service Awards @ Chapel. Reception during b-block at Wing

                                         HELP PEOPLE    FIND YOUR HAPPY FACE 

For Global Youth Service Days
From Youth to Youth
Students rebuilding literacy Project  will donate $1 for each bookmark made and sent in to fund literacy programs in Peru, Mali, and Nepal, up to $300,000 this is the link Rebuilding Literacy.
Begin to build a  MINI  Free Library for Bodine Elementary  Little Free Library Link.

President Volunteer Service Award:  Speeches and list forthcoming


Ms. O'Melia with 7th grader designers of displayed and OKC
National Memorial and Museum
Ms. Cherylynn O'Melia, Middle School SEE (Seven and Eight Grade Exploration)  Service Coordinator and Mrs. Carmen Clay'74, UD Service-Learning Director, will represent Casady at the 26th National Service-Learning Learning Conference in Washington D.C., April 7-12.

One voice, trying to make positive change in the world, can be heard by many, but when hundreds, even thousands of voices come together they can be heard across the country and the world. Lasting, impactful change occurs when voices unite and become More Powerful Together.

More Powerful Together, the 26th Annual National Service-Learning Conference®, will gather more than 1,500 youth and adults from across the country and around the world for three days of learning, inspiration, and connection. This intergenerational event creates a unique atmosphere, where youth bring incredible energy and passion to discussions on education and social policy. Both youth and adults gain the tools, resources, ideas, and support to return home to improve their practice, their schools, and their communities. It is the opportunity to become More Powerful Together.


April 8, 2015 :9:00-6:30 
As the world population has grown beyond six billion, Shinnyo-en Foundation’s peace initiative,
“Six Billion Paths to Peace,” evolved i to 
Infinite Paths to Peace
The Service-Learning World Forum: Beyond Borders, Beyond Boundaries and International reception, Sponsor: Shinnyo-en Foundation.  The Service-Learning World Forum is an unprecedented opportunity for sharing on issues that require bold global actions.

Casady Peace Team and Service Learning LD Teacher with President of Shinnyo-en Foundation
Showcase 2014:  Peace Week @ Casady School and Fair Trade Chocolate Project

Thursday April 9, 9-3:30 : Diving Deep: Strategies to Transform Service-Learning Concepts and Best Practice
Hosted by Cathryn Berger Kaye, Audience: K-16 Teachers and Administrators

Experience new and effective approaches to illuminate service-learning ideas that meet the needs of 21st century learners. These strategies have proven highly effective within schools in the United States and across the globe. The aim: to provoke and promote deep understanding of critical issues and to expand how youth approach designing plans that make meaningful contributions. In what ways can we ensure our students have essential skills to be change-makers? What is the role of the adult? What are the amazing possibilities for the learners? ​And how do we do all of this and connect to the curriculum? ​Our work together will be highly engaging with resources provided. All who attend will walk out the door with effective ways to enliven service learning best practice. 

Author and international consultant Cathryn Berger Kaye is known for modeling engaging methods that can be integrated in everyday teaching. Her transparency while presenting ensures understanding regarding the depth and dimensions of her approach. Cathryn is the author of The Complete Guide to Service Learning and two service-learning books coauthored with environmental advocate Philippe Cousteau. Cathryn will be traveling 188 days this academic year to provide professional development around the world in K-12 and higher education. For additional information visit or email

Thursday 3:00-3:45. Newcomers and refresher orientation 
Thursday 4:00-5:30 Opening plenary
Thursday 5:30-7:30 Expo -Exhibit Hall-DC celebration
Thursday 7:30-8:00. Networking reception
Thursday 8:00- 11:00 Service Learning coordinators reception and networking

Friday 8-9 How would Steve Jobs design a project?
Friday 9:15 -10:05 Behind the scenes coordinators of service
Friday 10:30 -11:30  Give your passion a voice or Fostering inter group harmony through service and education or Social Entrepreneurs
Friday 1:30-2:30 Showcase Walk
Mr. Bush Showcases LD 3rd Grade Service-Lerning Project: Fair Trade Chocolate
2014 NYLC Service-Learning Conference

Casady Peace Team Showcases Casady Peace Week
2014 NYLC Service-Learning Conference

Friday 2:45-3:45 Children + Parents + Action
Friday 4:00 -4:30 Assistance Occupation Kits
Friday 4:45-5:15 How to win partners or Moving from project approach to service learning

Workshops and Day of Service
Saturday 8-9  Peace, Love and Service Learning 
Saturday 10:30- 11:00 Celebration Gathering

11:00- 5:00. Day of Service and guided Museums Tour/Cherry Blossom Festival by Mary Rogers, NYLC Award winner Service-Learning practitioner and Program of the Year from Abignton High School, Pennsylvania