Introduction The project proposed is a student organization by the name Pay It Forward - dedicated to doing good deeds and spreading happiness and kindness, beginning with the UNH campus and extending beyond.
To bring individuals interested in community services, those who want to make the world a better and more positive place to live, and anyone else, together.
Be a think tank of change.
To encourage members to let their ideas be known and create initiatives that will match the principles of Pay It Forward, in that with each good thing we do for someone else they will go out and do something for someone and the process will continue, on and on and on.
Work with many other student organizations on campus in support, whether it be sharing service projects, co-sponsoring events, etc.
Average attendance at meetings is about 5-8 students
Officially a recognized UNH student organization
The 10 th meeting of the semester is being held on 4/21
Story on Pay It Forward published in TNH on February 9, 2010
Working on creating collaborative partnerships with other student organizations
Info table sessions getting the word out
Have done some small acts of paying it forward as an organization
Helping support the Waysmeet Benefit Celebration 4/30
Giving Game cards are activated
Relationship with Liberty Mutual positive and signals good things to come
Making plans for the next semester
Improve on this semester
Connect with resources of the Office of Community Service, Student Organization Services (SOS) and Leadership Center on a deeper level and make other connections with University Offices.
Mission Pay It Forward @ UNH is a student organization dedicated to acts of spreading kindness. Members are empowered to engage in action steps of implementing kindness in their lives and brainstorm, design, and act upon their own ideas with the help of caring peers. Members and friends of Pay It Forward help plant the seeds of kindness.
Vision Pay It Forward @ UNH aims to become one of the premier service organizations at the University of New Hampshire. It is the organization’s hope to connect students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members in powerful flow of kindness in a community and see tangible results of that impact of kindness throughout.
The Pay It Forward student organization allowed me to use and/or reflect on such skills and knowledge from previous and current coursework, as facilitation, public speaking, meeting management, organizing and supervising volunteers, fundraising, promotion, publicity and advertising and event management.
This project gave me to proof that I can be a leader and that with the skills, knowledge, and experience I have assembled over the past two years are great foundation for further growth.
I learned that I have a lot more to learn and a lot more room to grow.