Activist Assembly Intro

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Activist Assembly Intro

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

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