NWACC EMPACTS Students Help TASC

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EMPACTS students at Northwest Arkansas Community College solicited donations of disposable diapers for teen moms.

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NWACC EMPACTS Students Help TASC

  1. 1. HUGS FOR HUGGIES<br />A.A.S Math General Education<br />
  2. 2. Pictures!<br />
  3. 3. Teen Center Counseling Room<br />
  4. 4. Team Members<br />Randy Robertson<br />Torri Mason<br />Patti Hibler<br />Diana Pompa<br />Kellen Kenny<br />Lauren Johnson<br />Kyle Coley<br />Steve Pierce<br />
  5. 5. Background & History<br />The Teen Action and Support Center is a 501 (c) 3 organization and exists solely from donations and community giving.<br />First Steps seeks to provide opportunities for teens who are pregnant or parenting to equip them with the resources and education they need to be successful.<br />In 2009 over 1000 teen/parents received counsel and services through teen action.<br />More then 260 teens in 2009 conducted 3000 hours of community service in NWA.<br />
  6. 6. Our Plans<br />Raise diapers for pregnant teen and teen parents who have been affected by loss, challenge, or crisis<br />Educate and support our donation points to the benefits of the teen action center.<br />Work with the director Dawn Spraggs to gather vital information needed to be effective in our charity campaign.<br />
  7. 7. Community Aspect<br />Increase community awareness of struggling teen parents<br />Education of the number of pregnant teens just in nwa.<br />Demonstrate how simple an individual donation could change someone’s life<br />
  8. 8. Community Contacts<br />Teen Action Center: Rachel Osborn<br /> (rachel@teenaction.org)<br />Dawn Spraggs<br /> (tasc@teenaction.org<br />First Steps 479-636-8272<br />Barbara Radamacher: Instructor<br />Diane Phillips: East Team BH 2416<br />
  9. 9. Method<br />Contact Teen Action Center<br />Go through an interview & screening process<br />Distribute diaper donation boxes to strategical locations in the community<br />Collections of donations<br />Transfer to distribution point<br />
  10. 10. Timeline<br />Week 1-2: group meetings, contact support groups, interview, & orientation training<br />Week 3: distribute donation boxes to our charitable points<br />Week 4-5: gather data & follow up to donation point contacts<br />Week 6-9: final stages of gathering & distributing to the distribution center<br />Week 10-11: finalize power point project & present results<br />
  11. 11. Division of Labor<br />Kellen Kenny: contact point for Rachel Osborn & graph designer<br />Torri Mason & Steve Pierce & Kyle Coley: power point web designer & coordinator<br />Randy Robertson: transportation & strategic coordinator<br />Diana Pompa: community liason coordinator<br />Patti Hibler & Lauren Johnson: advertising proprietor<br />
  12. 12. Technology<br />Computer <br />Cell phones<br />Boxes<br />Copier<br />Vehicles<br />Calculator<br />GIS <br />
  13. 13. Skills to Develop<br />Improve our mathematical community skills<br />Networking<br />Community coordination<br />Team building skills<br />Life counseling<br />Development skills<br />
  14. 14. Expected Outcome<br />Make the community more aware of teen parent struggles in the Northwest Arkansas area<br />Better education of working on a team project<br />Change the life of at least one family<br />
  15. 15. Data<br />Use graphs to monitor & demonstrate our success<br />Document the number of teen parents that have relied upon the Teen Action Center services<br />Cost analysis of raising babies from newborns to the time they are toilet-ready<br />
  16. 16. Outcome <br />
  17. 17. Annual Cost of Newborn With Parent making Min. Wages<br />
  18. 18. Top 5 Highest States and Top 5 Lowest States<br />
  19. 19. Success<br />Increased our awareness of the growing problem in our community and shared with class<br />Ability to take facts and figures and convert to charts and graphs for a better easier to read understanding <br />Coming together as a group to put together final project<br />
  20. 20. Missed Opportunities <br />More Community Awareness<br />More distribution points<br />Better Organized business plans<br />
  21. 21. Prevention <br />More sex education at earlier ages<br />Accessibility to contraceptives<br />More state funding for public education and facilities like teen action support center<br />Education for parents for talking to teens community<br />More activities for teens to get involved in <br />
  22. 22. Video For Sex Education<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxxz-yskYSw<br />

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