St. Elizabeth High School - 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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St. Elizabeth High School - 2010 Jefferson Awards Students In Action Presentation

  1. 1. “ Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve” St. Elizabeth High School
  2. 2. Engaging Our School Community <ul><li>Principal - Mrs. Bounds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>actively communicates with members of SIA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>funded the postage needed for our St. Jude’s Ranch Recycled Card Program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Faculty Coordinator – Mrs. Pratt </li></ul><ul><ul><li>offers advice on how to improve the written portion of the award presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>willing to assist when needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>keeps in touch through different methods of communication </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Engaging Our School Community (ctd.) <ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>entire school involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>awareness is built through: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations to monthly winners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraisers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bulletin board </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Tracking Volunteer Hours </li></ul><ul><ul><li>student surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M.A.N.N.A. (Meeting a Need Now and Always) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>school system for tracking service hours </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 4. Our St. Elizabeth High School Leadership Team <ul><li>School’s Vision for Students in Action </li></ul><ul><ul><li>educate and encourage classmates in community outreach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>help classmates to develop leadership qualities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>energize the student body so the future of SIA in St. Elizabeth High School is secure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leadership Team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>currently 3 members; had 6 in the beginning of year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marissa Lelii; student leader </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allison Lynch; fundraiser advertising </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kate Rankin; publicizing student winners </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Our St. Elizabeth High School Leadership Team (ctd.) <ul><li>Succession Plan for Next Year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>students will be selected based on desire and willingness to commit to SIA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>select students in other student leadership based groups (e.g. National Honor Society or Student Leadership Group) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>succession plan has been successful in previous years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fall Leadership Conference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>five members attended the Leadership Conference in November </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>taught us how to work as a team </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>emphasized the importance of communication </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Help Desk for Help: Expanding Volunteer Capacity <ul><li>Recognition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>recognized monthly service stars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connecting with Interested Volunteers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>advertised Christmas card collection with Christmas card necklaces and posters throughout school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>offered a way for the SEHS community to give back to those in need without having to spend money </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assisting Other Groups in School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>teamed up with Boys Lacrosse Team for the Annual Great Penny Race </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Help Desk for Help: Expanding Volunteer Capacity (ctd.) <ul><li>Leveraging SIA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>enthusiastically reiterated what SIA is about at school wide assemblies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>talked about Jefferson Award recipients' accomplishments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>advertised with: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The parent newsletter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>webpage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>bulletin board </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 2009-2010 Winners Clockwise from top left- Kate Glunt (Oct.), Charles Hodgson (Dec.), Jessica and Alicia DeBonis (Aug./Sept.), Josh Edwards (Feb.), Megan Burns (Nov.), and Patrick Smith (Jan.)
  9. 9. Expanding Financial Capacity for Volunteers <ul><li>Great Penny Race </li></ul><ul><ul><li>raised $700 and donated proceeds to Haiti Relief Fund </li></ul></ul><ul><li>St. Jude’s Ranch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>mailed approximately 1,200 Christmas cards to St. Jude’s Ranch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>if all cards are used and sold, $12,000 would be raised </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>plan to help NHS with a school dance benefiting DTRAC (Delaware Therapeutic Riding at Carousel) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Telling Stories in the Community <ul><li>Effective Story telling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>announce accomplishments of winners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eagerly describe winners’ service projects within their communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>post pictures illustrating their volunteerism on bulletin board </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Press Releases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eight press releases sent out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>six were delivered in school to the student body </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>one was published in the parent newsletter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>one was in the Crossroads </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Telling Stories in the Community (ctd.) <ul><ul><li>Press Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>recognizing student winners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>in school </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>presented to the students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>used announcements while auditorium was under construction </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Growth and Expansion of SIA . . <ul><li>Making Other Schools Aware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>publishing in the Crossroads </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lending assistance to other schools/ Recruiting other schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>unable to mentor another school this year, but we hope to accomplish this next school year </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Innovative Practices <ul><li>Improvements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>added two fundraisers this year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>never had a fundraiser previous to this year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>younger, more dedicated team </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>had new members sign an agreement that helped them commit to being a dedicated SIA member </li></ul></ul>