Thursday, April 12, 2018

4/15-4/20 2018

Next Week is 

a. National Volunteer Weekan opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to come together to tackle tough challenges, and build stronger, more resilient communities.
b. National Student Leadership Week, Since 1972, the national office of National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, and National Student Council has sponsored NSLW.   NSLW 2018 is being celebrated April 15-21 with the theme “Make Your Mark on the World: Dream. Lead. Serve.” This theme is rooted in a massive student leadership initiative on global citizenship, which has been underway since 2016.
c. Week of the Young ChildNAEYC first established the Week of the Young Child™ in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children's success in school and later life. The Week of the Young Child™ is a time to plan how we—as citizens of a community, of a state, and of a nation—will better meet the needs of all young children and their families.

Global Youth Service Days: 
Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities through service.  GYSD is the largest service event in the world and the only one dedicated to the contributions that children and youth make 365 days of the year.

Special thanks to YAC leaders Safra S. Mariam S., Katherine S., Sahanya B. Ali A, and Sharun Philip for helping organize the week

Monday 4/16: Celebrating Giving 
Thank You for Giving Hands: Volunteer treats around campus

Tuesday 4/17: Volunteers in Action
YAC meeting at Harper: YWCA Care Bags  
Infant Care: diapers, wipes, onesies
Toddler Care: pajamas, wipes, Pull-Ups
Sister's Care: Energy bars, chocolate, travel size hygiene items. 
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Wednesday 4/18: Honoring Academic Leadership
Cum Laude Ceremony and lunch.  Cum Laude recognizes scholarship and stresses excellence, justice, and honor. 

Thursday 4/19: Leaving Your Spark for Service 
Throughout the day, leave your thoughts on the "Leaving Giving" Tree at the YAC Community Room at Harper  

Celebrating the Power of Volunteering
Building unity, leadership, confidence, competence, connections, community relationships

-Chapel: Presidential Awards Recognition: Coffee and doughnuts for awardees before and after chapel at Harper.  Awardees group picture after chapel.

-Activities: Ice Cream Social at Harper for all Upper School

-Double: Screening of "The Pursuit of Happiness," Location TBA

-5:30-6:30 pm: Boys and Girls Club: Facing Differences Challenge.  Our partner school in service, Oklahoma Centennial High School has already raised $2,000 in this challenge.  The challenge ends May 4th.

Casady YAC  Knitting for Troops Project App Developer  Inspirational Speaker via blog for National Volunteer Week, Global Youth Service Day, and Presidential Service Awards Recognition and Celebration

Chandler Helms '12 has struck out as an entrepreneur and has developed an app called Buyer’s Marque. Chandler has been developing the app for a few years and has now devoted herself to growing it! The app is a fashion app for buyers to use at market. So boutique owners would be able to use the app at trade show appointments. The app has been live for just a short time, but already has more than 1,000 users!

"I spent a lot of time at Casady on the service blog and really enjoyed working on various service learning projects."

Aligning Global Youth Service Days with the UN's Sustainable Goals