Tuesday, September 26, 2017

International Day of Peace 2017 from Drone

Special thanks to Mr. Marshall Palmer for the video of Peace Day and to Mr. Mark Coate for the Peace Sign in front of chapel.

Special thanks to Mr. Curt Foster for the video about Peace Week 2017

Click HERE to see details of UD Peace Week 2017

International Day of Peace 2017, From Drone View

Special thanks to Mr. Marshall Palmer for the video of Peace Day and to Mr. Mark Coate for the Peace Sign in front of chapel.

Special thanks to Mr. Curt Foster for the video about Peace Week 2017

Click HERE to see details of UD Peace Week 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017

9/26 Meeting: Food Drive,Peace Week, Hurricane Relief, Positive Directions Mentors

Minutes by Co-President and Mrs. Clay
Attended:  Mariam, Safra, Ahmed, Saadia, Tina, Lauren, Isabela

YAC Service Activities
-Connected to help request by Dr. Waldrop and Mr. Delgrosso: Send information to UD parents about ASSIST Program.  We stuffed and labeled 300 envelops for the new ASSIST Program.  1st STEP (Standing Together Embracing Prevention), formerly ASSIST, is a non-disciplinary health system that serves to complement the School's philosophy of educating students in "Mind, Body and Spirit". Previously called ASSIST, 1st STEP seeks to be that safe place that provides a private avenue for friends/adults to express concerns about students' alcohol or other drug use in relation to physical or emotional health.     

-Connected to Food Drive 
Create teams to work on the Food Drive based on Compass
Leadership Teams. Goal: Have greater participation from the high school students The Food Drive planning started asking the freshmen present if they will consider leading the Casady Cans Do Food Drive 2017.  Lauren W., Tina N., and Isabela P. will be the head facilitators of the Food Drive.  Here is what we did last year (only as a point of reference...We are looking forward to "the freshman 2017 touch for the Food Drive).  
First idea was competition of some kind.  An idea was for daily winners to get first access to salad bar..."Food-4-Food"  Every idea needs to be submitted to Coach T. and Dr. Powell in writing.

Secretaries will write the letter to parents.  Hospitality chair will help the secretaries 

October 28th is Make a Difference Day.  Costume party at Boys and Girls Club was a personal project proposed by the Co-Presidents

-Connected to Getting to know each other
Hospitality Chair will play the Skittles Game On parking lot.  Hospitality Chair was not present

-Connected to Hurricane Relief: Write notes of encouragement on pinwheels made by MD students for Peace Week.  On parking lot, unable to Contact school in Florida

Suggested Agenda: 

1. Food Drive 2017, Secretaries will make the flyer for the bulletin boards and the letter for the Casady Community.  The letter will be sent by the Marketing Department after it is revised.   

2. Peace Week Reflection and feedback on post-it notes (attendance taking) Informal reflection started.  Good on speakers.  Two speakers great because attention could shift.  The last speaker was random and too long.  Other speakers kept the interest of at least one of the YAC members. Reflection will continue at next meeting on October 3rd.

3. Hurricane Relief   Cheerleaders t-shirt sale, No update from Katherine

4. Positive Directions Mentors  Applications due today.  Several applications came, but we will wait until October 3rd to turn them in.  



The seventh and eighth graders enjoyed SEE Period at Andrew Johnson Elementary. They did partner reading and played Dolch sight word games with primary students at AndrewJohnson Elementary. Memories of SEE Period at Andrew Johnson HERE.

In the afternoon, a group of eighth graders had their SEE Period at Our Spot Head Start Program.   

Learning about Our Spot Head Start Program

The 8th-grade kids were prepared to use Dr. Javier Carrasco Literacy Lab Activities at Our Spot. Cyclones joined the children during their snack time and did activities to get to know each other.  Some Cyclones shared parts of Dr. Carrasco's Literacy Lab Activities.

Spelling our names game

The goal of this first visit was to get to know each other. 

The 8th-grade teachers supervising the activity stated that the SEE Period at Our Spot went very well. All involved enjoyed their time together.  

Facing Difference Students Rebuild Challenge Unveilled

On Peace Day, September 21, 2017, Students Rebuild unveiled its FACING DIFFERENCE CHALLENGE.

Students Rebuild is partnering with CARE and Search for Common Ground to support young people around the world in planting seeds of peace through facing, engaging, and celebrating our differences.

Why facing difference? Let’s be honest—facing difference can be hard. Whether it’s as simple as engaging across the generational lines or as deeply rooted as different faith beliefs and cultural values, it can be easiest to turn away from things that may challenge our views and simply “face” things that are familiar.

When we look around the world today, many of the challenges both big and small—from kids being isolated at school to some of the violent protests that happened this summer around the United States—stem from the inability to effectively engage people and ideas different from our own.

Cyclones are invited to consider their own identity and how they can act as peace-makers in Oklahoma City. They’ll also be supporting young people working towards peace in conflict areas in Nigeria, Sri Lanka, and in the South Caucasus region.

To support Cyclones learning through this Challenge,  Students Rebuild Challenge is providing educational resources to deepen understanding. There are new Project Based Learning Units from the Buck Institute of Education, a new virtual reality experience and increased virtual exchange conversations from Global Nomads Group (coming October 1st), and that’s just the beginning! 

Upper Division Casady Service Learning and Students Rebuild Challenge invite Oklahoma City Youth to make a highly personal piece of art, a self-portrait  The Bezos Foundation will match $3—largest match to date.  Since 2010, when Students Rebuild began, they have believed in the power of young people to make the world a better place. This year’s Challenge represents the “face” of who we are at our best—a community of hundreds of thousands who are doing what they can to create positive change and build peace.

For the past three years, the Casady Service-Learning Program has undertaken the Students Rebuild Challenge as its Global Youth Service Day Project.  The first year, sophomore Ananya Bhaktaram brought the literacy challenge to YAC (Youth Active in the Community).  YAC sent over 7,000 bookmarks and provided funding for literacy programs in Peru and Indonesia.  Ananya connected to her Temple, family, friends and Boys and Girls Club at Memorial Park.  Casady Cyclones were featured in the Global Nomands teleconference with Peru and had the opportunity to see the bookmarks delivered to the children in Andahuaylas, Peru.  

In 2015, Cyclones Mallory W. and Gabrielle M. facilitated the Healing Classroom Challenge making 600 pinwheels in collaboration with Boys and Girls Club at Memorial Park which supported Syrian Youth Refugee healing programs.  

The Healing Classroom Pinwheel Exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles is an interactive installation of the youth-made pinwheels that were donated to support Syrian children learn, heal, and grow through the Students Rebuild Healing Classrooms challenge. For every handmade pinwheel mailed, the Bezos Family Foundation donated $2 – totaling $400,000 – to support the International Rescue Committee’s Healing Classrooms program. For Syrian children, Healing Classrooms provides a secure, nurturing environment that helps them learn, heal, and grow. 

To generate more awareness, a group of students at Montlake Elementary School in Seattle, Washington, designed this interactive museum installation in the spring of 2017 using pinwheels submitted for the Challenge.

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In 2016, Gabrielle and Mallory facilitated the Youth Uplift Challenge. 3,000 decorated hands, a resulting collaboration with YAC, Boys and Girls Club at Memorial Park and Oklahoma Centennial High School, Consumer Science and Technology Class were mailed in April 2016. The hands were match with funding to provide training for youth in Indonesia and Nicaragua.  Check out the Student Impact Report for the Youth Uplift Challenge!

This summer, Students Rebuild partnered with DEC artists and L.A.-based street artist Teachr to host Youth Uplift L.A., where Teachr showcased a unique and interactive art piece featuring the creative, colorful, and thoughtful hands!

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World Peace Weekend

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Dear Agents of Compassion,
This year’s Global Unity Compassion Games coopetition has truly been off the charts. After 15 days, the World Peace Weekend is upon us.
When you’re done playing, share your experience on the Compassion Report Map. Explore the tremendous gifts of loving-kindness and compassion taking place all over the globe. 
The World Peace and Global Unity campaign encourage us to “synchronize globally” and “organize locally.” Our theme has been building bridges to peace, prosperity and the planet.

We are humbled and inspired by the commitment from people all over the world to collaborate across divides, unify to share intentions, and act to create a peaceful and loving world.

The Compassion Games let’s us “gamify” our compassionate actions through the fun of a coopetition. There are events and activities happening all over the world, add or discover one on the Peace Event map here.

Saturday is Global Solutions Day a day dedicated to identifying and co-creating a platform for sharing the myriad of solutions already exist. http://solutionsrevolution.global  
On Sunday, there is a Globally Synchronized Meditation taking place at 12 PM PDT.  If you are in the Pacific Northwest on Sunday there is a Walk for Reconciliation.

Reaching More People Than Ever!

The “Compassion Games Climate Change” video has been viewed oer 6 million times and shared over 119,000 times.  Let’s see if we can have this watched 10,000,000 Times! Let’s share widely.

Compassion Relay of Champions

Warm up your spirit; visit the Global Fireplace. Let the passion and fire of many Champions of Compassion fuel your spirit.  Then grab the closest “Compassion Torch” (any flame can be a Compassion Torch) and play Build a Global Fire by sharing your commitment to loving-kindness and compassion.

Daily “Secret” Missions

The 2017 Global Unity missions are inspired by the principles of permaculture. They encourage us to create a new story of who we are and our lives here together on Planet Earth. (These missions are “secret” since some agents do their good deeds anonymously. Do as you see fit!). Visit all the missions here.

24 Hours of Champions of Compassion

On the International Day of Peace, we stayed calm and shared the work of amazing champions of compassion from all over the globe.  Bridges to Peace are bringing built by organizations and projects such as the Peace Pledge Project and Combatants for Peace.
Prosperity is being created in Compassionate Cities all around the world. In this coopetition we birthed the Compassionate Cities League. We witnessed first hand the power of connecting cities within a region. We visited with Compassionate Netherlands and the different mayors and cities working to build a compassionate region.
Louisville and Dallas took their rivalry to a new level and Compassionate Australia declared itself committed to being the first “compassionate continent!” On the International Day of Peace, they launched Compassionate Gold Coast as the first of a number of Compassionate Cities emerging throughout Australia.
The Cities League is also building bridges to many other city initiatives such as Resilient Cities, Smart Cities, International Cities of Peace. We passed the Compassion Torch to Sol Trumbo Vila is managing the Transformative Cities initiative being organized by the Transnational Institute
The future of the planet belongs to our youth and their children. The wisdom of the Indigenous Peoples is essential and vital for us to collectively learn how to Protect and Restore our Mother Earth. At The Hague, we passed the Compassion Torch on the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Rights of the Indigenous People. 
We passed the Compassion Torch to the Synergized Earth Network a global value-driven and commitment-based intergenerational network of networks bringing together and synergizing the aligned and unique complementary contributions for social change and sustainable development in all segments of society on a local, national, regional and global level.

Agents of Compassion...
We've officially made it to the World Peace Weekend!

During both days of the World Peace Weekend (September 23-24), Compassion Games partner, UNIFY, is hosting Global Synchronized Meditations as a direct expression of the New Story of our time. Together, millions of people around the world will synchronize their minds through the power of meditation, holding within our collective spirit the vision of a peaceful, prosperous, unified Human Family.

Together we will unify over 2,000 communities around the world to engage in synchronized meditations and peace-actions. The collective ripple-effect of our intention and action will inspire compassionate acts and service projects, and will be visualized on our world-wide interactive Event Peace Map. By illuminating these events and activities we are creating opportunities for learning, sharing, and connecting.

Agents, take a moment to view the Event Peace Map, and try to identify meditations happening near you that you can attend!

If there aren't any events near you, you can host your own or simply meditate from wherever you are!
Remember to report and share your experiences on the
Compassion Report Map!

Good luck, Agents!

 We pass the Compassion Torch to United Earth today! Join United Earth today LIVE and participate in Global Solutions Day! 

Learn more about United Earth in this Champion Spotlight Article HERE.
On The International Day of Peace, we completed the first EVER 24 Hours of Compassion with 24 different Champions Of Compassion and 24 Missions. Can the world stay calm for 24 hours? Your welcome to bring 24 Hours of Compassion into World Peace Weekend too! The Compassion Report Map is open to report on October 2nd! Game on! #24Hours #BuildngBridges #CompassionUnites
Explore Past Missions!

Want to view past missions that dive into the space between the Old Story, and the New? Want to revisit previous missions, or reconsider how permaculture principles in the missions can support your life?

View Past Missions Here!