Padua 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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Padua Academy - 2010 Jefferson Awards Students In Action Presentation

  1. 1. March 20, 2010
  2. 2. Welcome to Padua! The goal of Padua Academy is to educate young women in the spirit of love of neighbor flowing from the love of God interspersed with sisterhood. We strive to help students realize the value of service to others and to recognize their responsibility for global stewardship.
  3. 3. Our Team •15 students strong • 9 of Padua‟s Jefferson Award Team Members attended the 2009 Fall Leadership Conference at the University of Delaware. Discussing goals and tasks •team meetings every other week to choose Award recipients and to collaborate ideas. •divided into subgroups assigned to complete tasks and goals according to the students‟ specific strengths and talents Leadership Training Conference
  4. 4. Learning Through Service & Tracking Hours •Every student participates in regular service activities; supported and encouraged by our team. •Service hours are documented on service cards, signed by a supervisor of the service organization. (Learning through Service Cards) •Students report periodically to the SIA •427 students total committee the # of •7,171 total hours hours of service, and of community service they are recorded by a team member. • Average 17 hours per student
  5. 5. Padua Sisters Serve the Community, “Softly, But Strongly” “Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” St. Francis of Assisi Learning Through Service Padua Day of Service Fall 2009
  6. 6. Monthly Recipients Rashni September: Bridget Lyons „11 Patel „11 October: Melanie Dudley „10 November: Sam Martone „11 December: Roshni Patel „11 January: Anne Solomon „10 Lauren February: Brandi Bey „12 Lord „11 March: Lauren Lord „11 April: Monica Dawyot „12 May: Elizabeth Onesi „10
  7. 7. Recognizing Our Winners We recognize our Padua Jefferson Jefferson Award Award winners recipients within the are then released school through: to the press through: •daily homeroom •(shown to the left) intercom The News Journal announcements Crossroads •school-wide •Padua‟s High assemblies School report written by Olivia •The Gold Leaf Massa, team newsletter for parents member & alumnae of Padua.
  8. 8. Promoting Service & Inspiring Others Large Jefferson Awards Bulletin Board in the hallway at Padua: •Facebook fan page & •pictures of recipients group devoted to the posted monthly as Jefferson Awards winners are awarded Program at Padua • updates on the team‟s accomplishments & service opportunities available to everyone are posted
  9. 9. Fundraising Learning Through Service is constantly fundraising. Groups have raised funds for: •Haiti Relief •Pennies for Patients for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society •Alex‟s Lemonade Stand •Delaware SPCA
  10. 10. New Additions Father Judge High School Philadelphia, PA •First school from Philadelphia to be recruited for the Jefferson Awards Program
  11. 11. Improving the Program Improvements: •Tripled amount of winners (from 3 to 9) •Completed 5 more goals compared to last year‟s 2. Plan for Next Year: •Setting aside daily time •Along with our devoted to the program original tracking system, using the UGive website for tracking service hours as well.
  12. 12. Thank you & Good Luck to the other teams!

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