Earth Day Intro

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  • 1. Can you make a difference?
  • 2. Austin Gutwein
  • 3. He is 13 years old And he has made a difference
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  • 5. So what did Austin do to make a difference?
  • 6. He had a powerful idea and acted on it.
  • 7. He learnt that every day 2057 children are orphaned by AIDs.
  • 8.  
  • 9. He got people to sponsor him to shoot free throws
  • 10. He shot 2057 free throws, one for each orphan
  • 11.  
  • 12. Hoops for Hope has now built 2 schools and 2 hospitals in Africa.
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  • 15. If you get involved it will not only help others it will help you too.
  • 16. 1. Communication 2. Confidence 3. Leadership 4. Proposal writing 5. Dealing with constructive criticism:
  • 17. ACTIV I S T
  • 18. An activist is someone who is involved in trying to bring about change
  • 19.
    • An IST ACTIV I S T is an individual or group trying to create positive change in our school, local, or global community
  • 20. Examples
    • Teen Act for AIDs
    • Roots and Shoots
    • LDME
    • Student council
  • 21. A framework for getting involved
  • 22.
    • Identify an issue/passion
  • 23.
    • Research/ investigate the issue
  • 24.
    • Identify a way to become active on the issue
  • 25.
    • Plan a course of action
  • 26.
    • Implement the course of action
  • 27.
    • Evaluate and reflect on the action
  • 28. So find something you are passionate about ACTIV I S T
  • 29. Get involved ACTIV I S T
  • 30. And you can start to make a difference ACTIV I S T