Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.
The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
Tell me If a hungry person walked In this room right now, and You had extra food, would you share it. Yes. Right? If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ~Mother Teresa
Kids Caring 4 Kids
Free the Children
The Girl Effect
“ These children don’t
need a cup,
they need a cow.”
Can one person change the world? Can one person change a community?
A good idea catches on
One to One philanthropy
Volunteering and Creating
Red Eyers - http://www.redeyeinc.org/home/index.php
Do what you can to aid in the fall of an injustice
Bring the dignity of other people to the fore front
Create a service project for you and your school
Solidarity is a word that 田 a lls attention to the simple and easily observable fact that people are interdependent; they rely on each other for almost all their biological and social needs… we cannot realize our full potential or appreciate the full meaning of our dignity unless we share our lives with others and cooperate on projects that hold the promise of mutual benefit.
Fr Thomas Massaro, S. J.
SOLIDARITY WILL TRANSFORM THE WORLD.
It’s not cliché
It’s not a joke
It’s not impossible.
IT IS YOU.
For your final project you will fulfill the last of the triad, Awareness, Analysis and Action, by going out into our community and finding a way to help. You will blend your interests, your resources and your want to help the world into a Service Project. This project will be entirely your own as long as it values service, betters society and builds community.
1. Social Issue and ONE Focus
What social issue is most near and dear to your heart?
-Poverty? Bullying? Homelessness? Discrimination?
Then zero in on one part of this issue
Example - Discrimination = against those with disabilities = Austism = misunderstanding of those with Autism in our Local Community - KEEN
Example - Poverty = many do not have adequate food = hunger = feeding those who have no food in L.A.
What skills and interests do you have?
Are you an…
Artist, athlete, actress, sister, friend, scientist, dancer, math wiz….
What cultures are you from? Where do you live?
Intertwine the Social Issue you feel connected to with what you love in life and your skill set.
Analysis and Investigating
What is the issue? Why does it exist? Where did it start? How big is it? Why do I care about the problem? What am I going to do about it? How much can I fix?
Find out facts about your social issue and focus.
Collecting data about a genuine community need
What are some solutions?
Plan, Plan, Plan… Action!
It is now time to act.
What will I do to rock the cause? How will I pull it off? Who will work with me? Where? How will I spread the word? When Will I do it?
What will you do to address the community need and prepare for action…
You can do one of two things…
Create your very own completely new project
How will you help change this issue?
Will you hold an event? Raise money?
Create an awareness day?
Work with an already established organization
Which organization? Why?
How can you be involved with them?
What can they do to help you?
Create a Vision
Our vision: A just world where hunger no longer exists
Our mission: To create a program where poverty stricken families learn to cook healthy meals with donated/low cost items in the Pasadena area
How can your current student body be involved?
All projects should encourage and allow others to get involved and come together to become more aware of these issues
This happens throughout your project, not simply after it is complete
Even MORE importantly…
Choose something you
That holds MEANING.
This is your project…
Mold it into something that displays not only what you have learned here in this class and school…
But mold it into something you are proud of - something that is much bigger than a ‘final grade’
True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.
I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be.
Every organization started with one idea. All you need is a follower, a believer.