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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. ...

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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  • 1. Salesianum School Jefferson Awards Program in partnership with the Jefferson Awards for Public Service and Students in Action “A Community of Salesian Brothers” March 20, 2010
  • 2. Engaging the School Community: SALESIAN INVOLVEMENT
    • Fr. Bill McCandless, Principal, actively contributes his time, school resources, and support to the team in all our activities
    • Mrs. Ballintyn, Faculty Moderator, provides her guidance, moral support, and organizational skills at all of the team’s meetings
    • The school is involved through participating and supporting service opportunities, fundraising, and school assemblies
  • 3.
    • Tracking Our Volunteer Hours…
    • The Students in Action team requested the Religious Studies department to record the students’ service hours and to submit the hours to the team
    • We totaled those hours and matched the total number of recorded hours against the number of enrolled students by class
    Student leader, Connor Norat, serving with a fellow Salesian brother Engaging the School Community: SALESIAN INVOLVEMENT
    • Total number of students - 1,034
    • Total number of volunteer hours - 21,252
    • Total value to the community - $429,300 (21,252x$20.20)
  • 4. The mission of the Jefferson Awards team is to promote recognition for student service that exceeds the mandated requirement of the school’s Christian Service Program. The Jefferson Awards Students in Action Team is comprised of students from all grades representing all areas of school activities and a faculty moderator as appointed by the school principal. The members of the team will actively seek other students for recognition through personal interviews with peers, create posters advertising the Jefferson Awards in our school, promote a spirit of service through their role model of giving as a team, and create a scholarship gift for graduating seniors who have done extraordinary service. The Students in Action team will apply a can-do motto in the school as a model and attitude for fellow students to follow. Our Mission Statement Effective Leadership Team: OUR VISION, OUR TEAM Beginning the year with our vision and team ready to serve
  • 5.
    • We openly share our input during the meetings and voluntarily rise to the challenge when needed.
    • Our Students in Action succession plan includes sponsorship, team discussion and mentorship of new members.
    • Over the past three years we have grown from three (3) members to 25 members.
    • The team leaders will continue to screen and invite eligible candidates and Jefferson Awards recipients who exemplify leadership and service.
    • The Students in Action team attended the Fall Leadership conference and participated in forming new friendships and initiating partnerships with other schools.
    Effective Leadership Team: OUR VISION, OUR TEAM
    • Our team is comprised of 25 members:
    • 10 seniors, 9 juniors, 2 sophomores, 2 freshmen, our team moderator and business coach
    Our team at the Dover Mentoring Summit and the Fall Leadership Conference
  • 6.
    • Our Principal, Fr. Bill, presented each winner with their certificate during TV morning show (WSAL)
    • Students were acknowledged on Jefferson Awards Website, located on School’s webpage
    • Winners appeared in the September and November editions of the Salesianum Review
    • Winners announced in three Crossroads Section of The News Journal (Sept., Nov., Feb.) We will continue to submit winners for the rest of the year
    • All winners were submitted to the News Journal’s Grassroots process for the State of Delaware
    • Describe how you connected interested volunteers to volunteer opportunities.
    • Did yoprove their results?
    • Did you assist any individuals in the school seeking to start a volunteer project?
    • Bottom Line: Describe how you leveraged the SIA program to increase volunteerism in the school.
    • The SIA team attended the Leadership conference and participated in forming
    • new friendships and initiating mentorship partnerships with other schools.
      • (Ursuline Academy, Padua Academy and Dover School)
    Expanding Volunteer Capacity: “ NOTHING IS SMALL IN THE SERVICE OF GOD” St. Francis de Sales Recognizing Student Winners…
  • 7.
    • We recognized students on a bi-monthly basis in an attempt to preserve the honor of the award and to make sure that each student deserved recognition
    • Chris Ballintyn
    • Joseph Mathews
    • Mark Grubb
    • Ryan Jones
    • Stephen Gilcrest
    • Matt Cassidy
    • William Cowan
    • Tyler Bryan
    • DJ Sutera
    • Parker Sutera
    • Joseph Turk
    • Edward Borowski
    • Joseph Borowski
    • Nick Paoli
    • Peter Palena
    • Salesianum Interact Club
    • Matthew Ballintyn (business coach)
    • Salesianum Parents Association
    Expanding Volunteer Capacity: “ NOTHING IS SMALL IN THE SERVICE OF GOD” St. Francis de Sales (Due to the winter snowstorms, we were delayed in the recognition of several people thus March is a rather lengthy list.) SEPT NOV FEB MARCH
  • 8.
    • Encouraged interested volunteers to check our Service Website where we have posted numerous volunteer opportunities
    • Assisted many volunteer groups in the school:
      • Student Council, Interact Club, Senior Board, Junior Class Officers, Campus Ministry/Salesian Spirituality Commission, and Salesianum Parents Association
    • Assisted students, DJ and Parker Sutera, by helping them raise funds for Teens Against Poverty (Hoagies for Haiti)
    • Demonstrated the benefits of volunteering in the community by establishing our partnership with Connecting Generations
    • We have assisted numerous Volunteer Groups in the School to help improve their results:
    • Student Council - collaborating on major fundraisers including the canned fund drive, the Haiti relief project, and the building of the school in Chandapura, India
    • Interact Club –promoting service initiatives in the community
    • Senior Board – incorporating many seniors to solicit nominations for the Reverend William T. McCandless Scholarship Gift
    • Junior Class Officers – sharing the funds from the Open Dance in December
    • Campus Ministry/Salesian Spirituality Commission – promoting service during retreats and school religious assemblies
    • Salesianum Parents Association – working with them at concessions for our 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
    Expanding Volunteer Capacity: “ NOTHING IS SMALL IN THE SERVICE OF GOD” St. Francis de Sales Through the recognition of students and our continual participation in school committees and functions, the Students in Action team has kept the mission of service at the forefront of students’ attention.
  • 9.
    • Rev. John Spellman, OSFS, 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in January
      • Our funds went to the Rev. William T. McCandless, OSFS, Scholarship Gift
    Expanding Financial Capacity: HELPING OUR SCHOOL, OUR COMMUNITY & OUR WORLD IN OUR SCHOOL Rev. John Spellman, OSFS Our team in collaboration with the UD team
  • 10.
    • Open Dance on December 12 th
      • We worked in collaboration with the Junior Class Officers and Student Council
      • Our team invited students from schools throughout the Delaware community
      • We donated the money raised back to the community (Jefferson Awards) for their continued efforts to support the recognition of service performed by high school students
    Expanding Financial Capacity: HELPING OUR SCHOOL, OUR COMMUNITY & OUR WORLD IN OUR COMMUNITY Our students enjoying the fun of service Senior, Patrick Kukulich and Mrs. Ballintyn presenting our mission statement and our gift to Robert Ford and Michele Fidance (January 2010)
  • 11.
    • India School Project
      • Spare Change at Lunches in November and during the Lenten season
      • Students in Action February Raffle and Spring Dress Down Days
      • We worked in collaboration with Student Council and St. Anthony of Padua Grade School
      • Our funds are going to the building of an OSFS school in Chandapura, India
    • Haiti Earthquake Relief Project in February
      • Donated funds to the Hands Together organization and the OSFS missions in Haiti
    • Hoagies for Haiti
      • Worked with students from the school
      • Our funds helped the organization
        • Teens Against Poverty (TAPS)
    • Describe any SIA fundraisers you did during the school year
    • What was the total amount of money raised through all your fundraising this school year?
    • Describe how you assisted any other volunteer or organization in fundraising efforts motivated by SIA.
    Expanding Financial Capacity: HELPING OUR SCHOOL, OUR COMMUNITY & OUR WORLD OUR WORLD IN OUR WORLD
  • 12.
    • Money Raised Throughout the Year
    • Describe any SIA fundraisers you did during the school year
    • What was the total amount of money raised through all your fundraising this school year?
    • Describe how you assisted any other volunteer or organization in fundraising efforts motivated by SIA.
    Expanding Financial Capacity: HELPING OUR SCHOOL, OUR COMMUNITY & OUR WORLD “ I am humbled by these people” -Fr. Tom Hagan Fr. Spellman 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament $3,597 Open Dance $1,000 Haiti Relief Project $10,200 India School Project $10,000 goal Total $24,797
  • 13.
    • Written about in the September and November editions of the Salesianum Review
    • Publicized yearly spreads in the School’s Yearbook
    • Displays in the Main Corridors of the School
    • Winners announced in three Crossroads Section of The News Journal (Sept., Nov., Feb.) thus far
    • Submitted all winners to the News Journal’s Grassroots process for the State of Delaware and to the Jefferson Awards Website
    Telling Stories in the Community: SHARING OUR STORY WITH OTHERS Our Principal, Fr. Bill, shares the accomplishments of the recipient with the school community when he receives his award.
  • 14.
    • Distinguished Gentlemen- September 2009
    • SalesTalk- February 2010
    • The Salesianum Review- September 2009
    • UDaily- February 2010
    • The Dialog- June 2009, January 2010
    • Crossroads- September 2009, November 2009, February 2010
    • Team submitted through the Director of Communication a press release about the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament to the Dialog and the News Journal- January 2010
    • Press Releases
    Telling Stories in the Community: SHARING OUR STORY WITH OTHERS
  • 15.
    • Partnered with
      • Padua Academy, Cindy Mann- Principal
      • Dover High School, Keyla Andrews & Tasheeka Stroud- Students
      • Archmere Academy, Brittany Yancik- Student
    • Recruited
      • Ursuline Academy, Michelle Hogan- Campus Minister
    • In the Process of Recruiting
      • St. Mark’s High School, Rev. William T. Cocco, talked to students at St. Mark’s who were interested in starting a Students in Action team, sent a letter to Chaplain
      • McKean High School, Katie Kravitz, spoke to interested students and moderator at McKean during the Mentoring Summit in Dover
    Growth and Expansion: REACHING THE DELAWARE SCHOOLS
  • 16.
    • The Students in Action program was recognized as an official activity of the school and students receive academic credit through the Service Program
    • We announced that the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be named in honor of Reverend John Spellman, OSFS and that the senior scholarship gift will be in recognition of our principal, Reverend William T. McCandless, OSFS
    • Lastly, the team was able to raise more than double the amount of money than the previous year and decided to create three categories for the distribution of the scholarship money: the senior who did the most service for the community; for the school and for the Students in Action team
    Innovates: UNITING WITH OUR SALESIAN BROTHERS
    • Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew
    • Be who you are and be that well
  • 17.
    • Invited Lakshman Somasundaram and Coby Owens (2013) to the team enhancing our teams’ cultural diversity
    • Completed several outreach projects through DeSales Service Works in Camden, NJ
    • Mentored other schools, increasing our willingness to go out and support their programs
    • Partnered with the UD Men’s Basketball Team in our Fr. Spellman 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
    • Collaborated with St. Anthony of Padua Grade School in our Indian School Project
    • Participating in the Service Summit in Cincinnati
    • Institutionalized the Students in Action initiative into our charism as Salesians
    Innovates: CONTINUING OUR MISSION
    • True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice
    Worked with Campus Ministry to collect clean underwear and socks which the students took to the New Vision Center in Camden, NJ
  • 18.
    • Collaborated with other school committees such as Student Council, Interact, Salesian Spirituality, Administration, and the faculty
    • Integrated the Students in Action team into the community through initiating broader service in the community and inviting the Students in Action team into school projects
    Innovates: NON EXCIDET: HE WILL NOT FAIL The Students In Action Team will not fail our school; our school will not fail our community. We will serve where called and we will call all to serve. We will continue to celebrate those students who have served and to serve those who are in need.