Savannah Arts Academy- 2010 Jefferson Awards Students In Action Presentation

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Students In Action is a national youth volunteer leadership, recognition and reward program, designed to pass the tradition of service on to the next generation.

Co-developed by Jefferson Awards for Public Service and Deloitte, it is now in over 250 High Schools.

Each spring, Student Leaders from the participating schools compete in regional competitions. They are asked to report on the implementation of the program, and the impact they've had, both in their schools and within their communities.

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Savannah Arts Academy- 2010 Jefferson Awards Students In Action Presentation

  1. 1. April 7, 2010
  2. 2. ENGAGED SCHOOL COMMUNITY <ul><li>Engaged staff and students </li></ul><ul><li>Principal recognizes our winners and encourages our cause. </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty coordinator and staff remain flexible and </li></ul><ul><li>The staff nominates students regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Savannah Arts Academy students are well aware of Jefferson Award opportunities: </li></ul><ul><li>Morning Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Community Service E-mails </li></ul><ul><li>History Class Information Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Cafeteria nominations </li></ul>The tracking of community service hours is done through the school.
  3. 3. EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM Our vision is to give our students the tools and motivation to go out and take personal initiative in the community. Savannah Arts Academy’s leadership team: Kristen Kelso, Tilly Isaacson, Lester Lee, Nicole Gale-Evans, Catherine Mulligan, Jacob Awad, Taylor <ul><li>Plans for next year </li></ul><ul><li>Freshmen recruitment Involved Earlier Long-lasting dedication </li></ul><ul><li>Community Service Fair </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in JA hosted events </li></ul><ul><li>Increased fundraisers </li></ul>
  4. 4. HELP DESK FOR HELP:EXPAND VOLUNTEER CAPACITY <ul><li>Service stars have been recognized in a variety of ways </li></ul><ul><li>Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Private pinning ceremony </li></ul><ul><li>Parent E-mails </li></ul><ul><li>We have had many JA winners: </li></ul><ul><li>Elle K., Neha Z., Alex M., Courtney W., </li></ul><ul><li>Four more have been chosen, and will be announced in the coming months . </li></ul><ul><li>How do we connect volunteers to volunteering? </li></ul><ul><li>Community Service E-mail List. </li></ul><ul><li>Jefferson Awards has sponsored many school events ie, </li></ul><ul><li>Tutus for Tatas, MAD yard sale, lids to save lives, concessions for the cure, school dance, hearts for Haiti, Yoga for the Cure, Race for the Cure, Relay for Life, Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS, Nu Delta Alpha </li></ul>
  5. 5. EXPANDS FINANCIAL CAPACITY FOR VOLUNTEERS SIA has sponsored one year-long fundraiser and campaign for breast cancer called, ‘Tutus for Tatas’. Our Jefferson Awards team assisted MAD (Making a Difference) in their yard sale fundraiser for Invisible Children.
  6. 6. TELL STORIES IN THE COMMUNITY When winners are announced, their accomplishments and community contributions are publicized throughout the school. Savannah Arts has had many press releases this year, and we plan on Finishing off our school year with one final press release, describing our winners and accomplishments in the 2009-2010 school year.
  7. 7. GROWTH AND EXPANSION OF SIA Through the fall leadership conference, we made new connections and exchanged ideas about SIA expansion with other schools in our area.
  8. 8. INNOVATES <ul><li>Improvements: </li></ul><ul><li>Larger leadership team </li></ul><ul><li>Increased volunteer interest </li></ul><ul><li>SIA team has sponsored several service events </li></ul><ul><li>Involved entire student body </li></ul><ul><li>New Practice: </li></ul><ul><li>History Class information Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Students signed up for e-mail list </li></ul><ul><li>Students obtained nomination forms </li></ul><ul><li>Students asked questions and received immediate answers </li></ul>

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