Alana’S Journey Slideshow+Apr192010

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A presentation about my journey the past few years with Alana\'s Achievers and supporting other charities. Trying to pitch a pilot to some of the networks for a TV show to inspire other youth to give back & highlight youth who have overcome obstacles in life!

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Alana’S Journey Slideshow+Apr192010

  1. 1. ALANA’S JOURNEY<br />You Can Do Anything That You Can Dream!!!<br />Song “Don’t Lose Hope” by Amber Ojeda<br />
  2. 2. Tra & Alana’s “Reading for Life” Programan Athletes for Education Program<br />Guest: <br />Chase Ellison from “Tooth Fairy”<br />Video From Last Visit of ‘09 & Interview with my partner and friend, Tra Battle<br />Some of Our Visits for the Reading Program<br />
  3. 3. Interview with Kourtney, Her 2 Sisters & Her Mom“Give the Gift of Life, Donate Your Organs, Live Life to the Fullest”<br />Interview With Laura Najjar, Kourt’s Mom<br />Interview With Kourtney, Kamryn & Kacee<br />www.transplants.org/kourtneynajjar<br />
  4. 4. Interview With Chase Ellison Screening of “Tooth Fairy” for Student in ‘reading for life’ program<br />Interview With My Friend, Chase Ellison of “Tooth Fairy”<br />‘Red Carpet’ Experience With Students from ‘reading for life’ & other AFE Mentorship Programs<br />
  5. 5. Pepsi Fresh Challenge Contest<br />I am partnering with Ryan Washington, a fellow Youth Venture Ambassador to create the project “Arts 4 Youth” to help youth around the country get their start in show business as an actor, model, singer, dancer, etc., to provide them with the tools they need to go for their dream!!! Ryan & I hope our project is selected to be voted on in June so we can win a grant from Pepsi!!! <br />
  6. 6. My First Charity Event<br />May 5, 2007 <br />“Fashion for Passion” for Ronald McDonald House to Raise Money for Cancer Patients to Attend Summer Camp<br />Me & My Castmates from “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader”<br />Alana Ethridge, Kyle Collier, Jacob Hays, Spencer Martin & Marki Meyer<br />
  7. 7. Supporting Other Charities – Part I<br />Driving For Donors – Bone Marrow Drive 7/07<br />Miramar Exchange – Grand Opening 10/07<br />Supporting Our Troops @ the MCAS Miramar Christmas Carnival 12/07<br />AFE’s 3rd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournamanet & Pairing Party 5/08<br />Test 1 Million – National HIV Testing Day 6/07<br />Easter Basket Giveaway 3/08<br />
  8. 8. Supporting Other Charities – Part II<br />VALE Conference by Living Advantage, Inc. 3/09<br />Partner w/the SDUSD “Game On” Pilot Program 5/09<br />SOAR Fundraiser Above & Winner of Raffle Lunch w/Spencer & Alana from “Are You Smarter than a 5thGrader” 4/09<br />Alana’s Achievers Hasbro Playathon for Kourtney11/09<br />AFE’s 4th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic & Pairing Party 5/09<br />
  9. 9. Alana’s Achievers 1st Fundraiser – 12/08<br />
  10. 10. Ashoka’s Youth Venture<br /><ul><li>Ashoka’s Youth Venture Selected Me As Their Youngest US Ambassador & Awarded Me With A $1000 Grant to Start My Scholarship Program. I Attended The Summit Last Summer For Training and Workshops @ MIT & Harvard. I’ve Enjoyed Working With The Other 16 Ambassadors This Past Year TO Help Improve Our Own Programs and Inspire Other Youth To Create Their Own Ventures!</li></ul>YV Contest – Connecting Change 12/09<br />
  11. 11. ALANA’S CHRISTMAS PARTY 12/09<br />Over 90 Kids & Their Parents Were Fed Breakfast & Given a Toy; Chase Ellsion was one of our Guest Hosts along with his mom & sister.<br />
  12. 12. GET UR GOOD ON / YSA<br />Blog-Jan 5, 2010<br />I hope everyone had a great holiday vacation & starting on their New Year Resolutions! I know all of us are going to try our best to change the world in 2010! I am so thankful to be one of the hundreds of young change-makers making a difference around the world! Just thinking of how many people we can help in 2010 is very exciting! Kourtney, my 7yr. old friend, who I am trying to raise money for her transplant and awareness of organ donation, is someone who inspires me so much (even though she may not realize it because she is so young); to go for the gold and live life to the fullest, so I am going to apply that to everything I do this year! Kourtney just wants her multi-organ transplant which would be very scary for most of us, yet, her brave and positive attitude keeps her going while enduring unbearable pain each and every day! I want all my fellow members of Ashoka’s Youth Venture, Get Ur Good on, YSA, Kids are Heroes and Afro Puffs and Ponytails, to follow your dreams this year … as I hope that is one of your New Year’s resolutions. Of course, we come from all walks of life from the U.S. and around the world, so even though we may be far apart, let’s use our advantage of having the same mindset and goals to continue to be young change-makers, and provide more opportunities for other youth around the world so that we can be the “change” to help fight the many issues that plague our communities like disease, poverty, illiteracy, child-trafficking, domestic violence, drugs and the list goes on! Remember … “you can do anything that you can dream!” All the best in 2010!!! <br />Give the gift of life, donate your organs and live life to the fullest!<br />www.transtplants.org/donate/kourtneynajjar<br />Why I Get My Good On …<br />
  13. 13. “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader”<br />
  14. 14. “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader”<br />Picture in TV Guide, People Magazine, LA Times, etc.<br />Being on the show was so much fun & a wonderful experience! Jacob, Spencer, Marki, Laura, Kyle & I will be friends forever! <br />Fun Clip from the Show!<br />

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