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  1. 1. www.WasteNots.org The World Through My Eyes
  2. 2. waste nots project An Innovative Idea Combining Meditation + Photography + Instruction
  3. 3. waste nots project Barriers of Opportunity in Poor Urban Segregation Opportunity Neighborhoods From Opportunity @Healthcare @less Political Influence @Employment @less Racial Diversity Certain communities are isolated from @Education @less Economic Diversity opportunity & access @Services @less Quality Parks to real life experiences are @Healthy Environment @High Exposure to reduced or non violence, toxic soil, existent pollution Public schools, typically organized and funded by residential districts, means that the quality of educational opportunities depends directly on where one lives.
  4. 4. waste nots project Living in poor neighborhoods often mean living in an environment that is: ✤Unhealthy ✤Violent ✤Poor learning opportunities Only a small % of white children live in high poverty neighborhoods compared to a majority of black children 1985-2000 * Raised in poverty of at least 20% * Black Children 66% * White Children 6%
  5. 5. waste nots project Children who experience a reduction in their neighborhood’s poverty rate have greater economic success in adulthood. Programs which invest in disadvantaged neighborhoods and reduce the concentration of poverty could enhance upward economic mobility for the children in such neighborhoods Investments in children’s environment potentially facilitate economic mobility among those living in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods
  6. 6. waste nots project If We Know:  The majority of children of color live in communities of declining opportunities  Lack of opportunities depress life chances of not only poor but middle- class families living there  Investments in these neighborhoods reduce the concentration of poverty, providing powerful effects on the Why Then: economic mobility for those children ➡ Does the racial gap in economic mobility continue? ➡ In four decades have the inequality in children’s neighborhoods persist? ➡ With all of the programs designed assist the disadvantaged how does segregation continue to exist?
  7. 7. waste nots project We’re Not Waiting To Be Invited In Our Thoughts on how we can help Bring Opportunities To Take ities To Our Communities Commun ity n Opportu 7
  8. 8. waste nots project Introducing M For Meditation Intervening with a unique program of Relaxation Techniques for stress-reduction Children facing Extreme Hardship are experiencing a rise in diagnoses of mental health problems UCLA Studies have shown that Mindfulness Programs help elementary-school students regulate their behavior, control impulses, focus and plan ahead.
  9. 9. waste nots project Photography After Relieving the minds of the students from the stresses of the day Through the use of photography, Students will have an opportunity to “tell their truth” By Photographing their communities 9
  10. 10. waste nots project Traditional Tutoring Following the documenting of their neighborhoods Students return to the class for individualized instruction Covering the use of technology, writing enhancement, reading & community analysis Closing the session with meditation 10
  11. 11. waste nots project Upward Stress Inclusivity Mobility Reduction Opportunity Community Community Awareness The Arts Involvement Reading/ Writing Help Reduce Build Mental Health Inequality In Coalitions Preservation Education

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