December: A Month of Impact

 

2016 may almost be over, but students from the Tri-State area are still making a positive impact in their communities! Last week we talked about how Turpin High School wrapped up November with their project to hold a basketball game to donate proceeds to LifeCenter, and now that it’s December, this month is loaded with projects from several different schools.

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December 1st:

From the beginning of the month, the students at Clinton Massie have been sorting clothing they collected that will be donated to victims of Hurricane Matthew.

December 5th:

Seton High School partook in a full day of service events which included hearing from keynote speaker Clare Blankenmeyer, the Program Director of the Mayerson Foundation High School Service Learning Program, and visiting various service locations in the Seton community to visit and participate in activities such as making cookie jars for the Down Syndrome Association, making blankets for the homeless, sending care packages and Christmas cards to troops, reading to and tutoring students, and many other activities. Be on the lookout for more details on how the day went and the acts of service the students partook in.

December 9th:

Within the same week, Edgewood High School will be throwing a Christmas party for students with mental disabilities in their district. The party will include the showing of the movie “Polar Express”, activities such as a visit from Santa, arts and craft stations, a performance by the Edgewood Choraliers, a photo booth station, and receiving presents.

December 15th:

Milford High School has been collecting presents to donate to the Wrapping Clermont Together organization and on the 15th, will be holding a breakfast and presenting the gifts to the organization.

December 24th:

Following their project from last month where students at Goshen High School had organized food to donate to a local food pantry in their district, this month, they will be volunteering at a soup kitchen on Christmas Eve.  They will be completing a final Service Project on March 24th by organizing and holding a rally against heroin usage.

 

We will be visiting some of these Service Challenge Projects, so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as we talk about the day of the event as well as upcoming projects spanning from now until this upcoming April! #AMFChallenge

We Set the Challenge, They Accepted!

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Following our Service Learning Trip with elementary students, this week we go back to the Youth Leadership Seminar’s Service Challenge with Turpin High School’s project.

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After being challenged to make an impact in their communities at the 2016 Youth Leadership Seminar, the students of Turpin High School came together on November 22nd to hold a charity basketball game “Fun with 911: The Game for Life”. Their goal: to donate the proceeds to the LifeCenter, a non-profit organization that coordinates the donation of tissues and organs for transplantation. By the end of the event they were able to raise $2,450 to donate!

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The game featured a select group of seniors and one teacher playing against the Newton/Anderson Township Fire and Police Department.  In order to select members of the teacher/student game, an auction was held where for each $1 put into a hat, a chance to have your name drawn to participate in the game was given. The money gained in the auction was included in the donation.

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This event was very personal for some of the attendees. You may notice a blanket in the background with a picture of the late Bengals player, Chris Henry.  When Chris passed away a few years ago, his mother made the decision for him to be an organ donor and she attended and helped promote the Game for Life. She can be seen, seated directly underneath the blanket with the picture of her son. The gentleman on the very right was a heart transplant recipient and the woman on the bottom right was a double lung recipient.

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This is the second year that Turpin High School has held the “Fun with 911” game, and we can’t wait to see how Turpin High School’s project group will continue to impact their community in the future!

In case you missed this week’s Service Challenge with Turpin High School, be sure to stay connected to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as we feature more schools’ Service Challenge Projects.

Unplugged with Service Learning

Last week we talked about the Service Challenge Projects our YLS schools are working on, but this week we’d like to shift gears and focus on how our elementary impact students are giving back as well.

This week Unplugged students will learn about helping the community and have the chance to give back on their Service Learning Trip. The students will be visiting City Gospel Mission where they will be preparing, and then serving desserts to 175 shelter visitors!

I’m sure you’re wondering…

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Be sure to follow this Service Learning Trip on our Facebook stream and check for updates on our Twitter and Instagram pages!

 

AMF Challenge

The AMF Service challenge is now in full swing! After a Youth Leadership Seminar (YLS) full of motivation and inspiration, student leaders from across the Tri-State are now working together  to make one great impact for their communities. In last week’s blog we shared  a recap of YLS with you, now it’s time to dive into service projects.

At YLS we watched the winners of the 2015 AMF Challenge, Aiken High School, take home the first ever Muñoz foundation trophy for creating such an outstanding service project.

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Curious as to who will take home the trophy next? Us too! Take a look at what the students have planned for their AMF Challenge Projects this year. We are lucky to have over 80 schools from 22 different counties committed to the AMF Challenge; here are a few special projects that we are looking forward to seeing in action.

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Make sure you are following the #AMFChallenge on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages!

2016 Youth Leadership Seminar Rewind

In case you missed us at the 2016 Youth Leadership Seminar we had ONE awesome day, filled with more than ONE thousand Tri-State student leaders who plan to come together and make our community a better place.

At the seminar students were challenged to brainstorm ways in which they could make a lasting impact in their communities. The Anthony Muñoz Foundation (AMF) Service Challenge encourages students to put their brainstormed ideas into action. Projects may serve a wide range of need in the communities, for example we have projects that help youth, animals, and the environment to enhance the overall community.

In the coming weeks we will be able to see AMF Challenge Projects come alive as students get to work in their own communities to make an impact. Next week we’ll check out what the schools have in store for their specific communities

Stay connected on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages using #AMFChallenge.

Speaker Sneak-Peek!

Here’s a Youth Leadership Seminar Speaker Sneak-Peek! At the event, the speakers will share their stories encouraging students to be leaders and empower them to make an impact in their own community.

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Thank you speakers! We can’t wait to hear your stories. Connect with them now on Twitter and be ready to tweet at them during #OneCincy2016.

Join #OneCincy2016 as a Volunteer!

Youth Leadership Seminar (YLS) is on its way, and we are thrilled to see more and more schools join us for #OneCincy2016. Our last blog post shared all the schools who’ve signed up so far.

Not on the list? It’s quite alright, just register now!

Not only do we need schools to register for our biggest event of the year, we need 65 volunteers to help inspire the hundreds of students in attendance. Without our volunteer help the event wouldn’t be possible. We’re extremely thankful for all of the dedicated volunteers, but a few hold a special place in our hearts.

Volunteers for 5+ Years

These 11 volunteers are dedicated to the cause year after year.

Rick Walter                       Brinton Heimann                   Tom Rockwood
Sandy Walter                    Steve Holt                                 Todd Porter
Debbie Abright                Scott Honaker                          Monica Ruscher
Gerry Albright                  Daniel Minera

 

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We need you to join the IMPACT!

Are you thinking about volunteering? Learn about the event and what to expect here

Decided YLS volunteering is the right fit for you? YES>>>Join the Impact and become a volunteer!