Monday, January 29, 2018

January 30th meeting: Suggested Agenda

Juniors:  Hannah H.
Sophomores Saadia N.
Freshmen: Katherine H.
Gabriella K.
Abbey K.
Grace U.

-Black History Month speakers (Malavika, Sahanya, Mariam, Safra)
-speakers do not need to be prepared, i will have their write ups for them Monday morning (Feb 5th)
-YAC Social Media Connections:  Hannah H.  should sent the main social media coordinator of Casady (Brannan) a picture or graphic once a week to highlight what YAC is up to
-Reflections on MLK Day:  Saadia is working on a short reflection about MLK day
-no one brought up any new initiatives or ideas

-i told them the service learning office is sending out a list of community service events to the whole student body once a week

1. Reflection on MLK Day Speaker
MLK Day Service by YAC in 2018
-Boys and Girls Club
-Food Bank

-Personal YAC members initiatives
YAC Leaders please send me your thoughts (  I will place them at

2. January Mentoring Month 
Sharun speaking at chapel:  
Date: 1/29/2017   Goal:  More Positive Directions Menots  
Goal:  Recruitment of new mentors for Stanley Hulfeld

YAC takes the Kindness Challenge this week
Family list

All school list (2017)  2018 HERE

3. February 

YAC Facilitator wanted!
The Gauntlet has been thrown down and the Compassion Games World Interfaith Harmony Week Coopetition is set to begin on February 1st! 

The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February is observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week. There is a $50,000 prize awarded by World Interfaith Harmony Week.

The Compassion Games is looking to synergize with Players and Teams from all over the planet to create the Best Game on Earth. There are powerful teams offering inspiring ways to play.

Ben Bowler, Founder of Unity Earth, put the call out when he said: “Watch out world, UNITY EARTH is coming to play and playing to win!” Unity Earth offers ‘hope’ as the way to “inspire the emergence of a co-creative global civilization that connects and strengthen the “unity revolution”.  Unity Earth is organizing the U Day Festival in Ethiopia.

Brigitte van Baren, co-founder of the Peace Pledge Project has put forward the Peace Pledge to Live Loving-Kindness and Compassion to advance peace and harmony in our personal lives and the world.

David Gershon, Founder of the The Empowerment Institute has distilled Seven Actions to Create Peace on Earth inspired by the First Earth Run - a catalyst for hope - that united the world in 1986. We passed the Compassion Torch to David, see what he had to say

And Leaders for Diversity recognize ‘diversity’ as a most critical issue that needs to be embraced to inspire the world. Leadership for Diversity is creating more diverse, creative, inclusive and equitable industries where people feel safe enough to truly collaborate.

We are synergizing to come together in “unprecedented unified action”. Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest invites everyone to join in to create “The Best Game on Earth”.  

These “Heavyweight Champions of Compassion”, and many others will be going at it for 7 days during World Interfaith Harmony Week starting February 1, 2018. 

Are you ready to put your idea for the Best Game on Earth into the ring? You can't lose the Compassion Games!

Here is where you sign up to play!
(Not ready to sign up? You can learn more here!)
Kickoff at
U-Day Festival Ethiopia
The Kickoff Event for the World Interfaith Harmony Week Compassion Games is the upcoming U Day Festival in Ethiopia that brings together global, spiritual and religious leaders with international changemakers and musical artists.

This year, President of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, Dr. Mulatu Teshoe Wirtu, will commemorate the week.
(Read the Press Release here!)

Representatives are attending from Aboriginal Australia, Indigenous leaders from Asia, North and Central America, Buddhists Monks from Thailand, Sikhs, Bahai, Sufis, Tibetan Buddhists and Hindus from India, along with Jews, Christians, and Muslims. All are gathering in Ethiopia in a grand dance of music, spirituality and play to celebrate our colorful and diverse human family while advancing universal values of Peace, Compassion and Unity.

For those that cannot be present in Ethiopia there are two great ways to connect and to be involved:

1. Join in a Global Mediation on U DAY February 3rd at 10 AM PST, hosted by David Nicol of Gaiafield. Be there to help forge the fires of Peace, Compassion and Unity into a Global Fire of One Love. Register here

2. Join in the U-Nite Concert Livestream, Global Virtual Event straight from Addis Ababa with an incredible array of inspirational musicians from around the world including two Grammy nominated artists!  Simply sign up at this dedicated Facebook event to catch the live-stream on Feb
3rd from 8am PST, events/159162154730540/

Unity Earth Convergence a radio broadcast on VoiceAmerica will focus on World Interfaith Harmony Week and is available on demand 24/7 from Jan. 26th

Here is where you sign up to play!
(Not ready to sign up? You can learn more here!)

February is Black History Month

Kindness Week (RAK WEEK)  Starts February 11,2018

What is Kindness

Mrs. Clay sent an email to Ali to see if she might be interested in doing "emotinal intelligence" building activities during YAC meetings and Project Warm:  Fleece Blankets for Positive Tomorrows, and Kindgrams for UD.
Last year, the projects were sponsored by seniors who graduated.  

Cooper L. had Rachel's Challenge.  Will that project take place this year?  

World Interfaith Compassion Games February 1st-7th
 No YAC student facilitator.  Mrs. Clay will participate and reflect at Casady Compassion Games Blog