So Many Projects, So Little Time

81 is the square of 9 and fourth power of three, 81 is the atomic number of thallium and the most points Kobe Bryant has scored in a single game, 81 is the total number of prayers said in the rosary but most importantly, 81 is the number of Service Challenge Projects going on in our community right now!

Wrapping up February we’ve seen:

1,000 Socks+ Donated

Mount Auburn International Academy hosted AMF and speakers from Speak Love and Bethany House Services, giving us the opportunity to see this project in person at Mount Auburn. They had every grade compete to try to reach the goal of 1,000 socks for Bethany House, a goal which they ended up exceeding! Great job Bulldogs!

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Brown County Youth Drug Prevention Coalition, Unite!

Ripley Union Lewis Huntington High School and Georgetown High School have joined together for their service learning project to make a difference by building awareness in combating the drug epidemic across Brown County. Their students developed the Brown County Youth Drug Prevention Coalition; and collaboratively created a Twitter Account (@BCYDPC) , a Facebook page and a video that is posted on YouTube. They have hosted a meeting with Senator Uecker, who visited their campus in January, and are now in the process of planning a 5K Glow Run to build awareness and raise funds for our local Drug and Alcohol Center on April 22, 2017. Can’t wait to hear more about it!

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Hope for Healing

Hillsboro Christian Academy held an educational event called Hope for Healing, which consisted of four speakers. The students of HCA helped with advertising, calls to agencies, t-shirts, wristbands, and event set up. The speakers discussed suicide, depression and self-mutilation, with a brief description of Man Therapy. The speakers informed the audience on the ways that you can help yourself or someone else if you or they are having these thoughts. Inspiring work, Hillsboro!

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Looking forward to March, we have more to come!

March 7th: Carlisle High School will be hosting a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

March 15th: Aiken New Tech and Anderson High School will host a 5k at noon in Sawyer Point Park.

We will be visiting some of these Service Challenge Projects, so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with the amazing work! #OnePurposeOneImpact #AMFChallenge

Part of the #AMFChallenge? Don’t forget to submit your completion form by April 1.

 

 

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Straight ‘A’ Scholarship

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In 2003, the Straight ‘A’ Scholarship was created in order to recognize students who demonstrated academic excellence, athletic achievement, and all-around character. We’ve further defined these “all-around” characteristics by creating the Six ‘A’s of the Straight ‘A’ Scholarship:

  • Pursuing Academic excellence as well as Athletic achievement
  • Actively serving the community
  • Possessing a strong Ambition
  • Maintaining a winning Attitude
  • Having the ability to overcome Adversity

Throughout the years, the Straight ‘A’ Scholarship has grown thanks to the support of our Tri-State communities. With nominations from teachers, parents, coaches, and even classmates, we are constantly reminded about the large number of deserving students. It’s exciting to see nominators encouraging students to dream big and pursue higher education.

The Straight ‘A’ Scholarship has grown from receiving a total number of 61 nominations in 2003 to receiving more than 140 nominations in 2017, with ONE WEEK left to nominate! We currently have more than 60 different high-schools who have nominated deserving students. We would not be able to recognize students’ all-around achievements without your nominations.

Have you nominated yet? Help us recognize students you know that resemble the Six ‘A’s of Straight ‘A’ Scholarship by nominating before the deadline – Friday, February 24.

Meet the Interns

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From left to right: Emma Flesh, Kaitlyn Krol, Detria Eustathios, and Kelly Gusweiler

A big HELLO from the Spring 2017 Interns. We are excited to give you weekly updates on what’s going on around the Foundation. Get to know us a little by reading below.

“My name is Emma Flesh and I’m a senior at Xavier University. I’m majoring in Communication Studies with three minors in Business Studies, Peace Studies and Gender & Diversity Studies. I’m from the small town of South Bend, IN, home of the Fighting Irish, but have plans to stay in Cincinnati after I graduate this coming May! Working with the Anthony Muñoz Foundation will be my first experience with a non-profit but I am extremely excited to learn more about AMF and myself along the way.”

“My name is Kaitlyn Krol and I’m a junior at Xavier University. I’m studying Human Resources and Management, and minoring in International Business. I’m from Indianapolis, IN, and plan on moving back in the area after graduation. I will be working as the experience intern here at the Anthony Muñoz Foundation, focusing on the Linemen of the Year banquet and the Hall of Fame Auction. I am so excited to see how all of the events this semester come together and I am so thankful that I have the opportunity to be part of such a great organization!”

“My name is Detria Eustathios and I’m a junior at Xavier University. I’m majoring in Human Resources with a minor in French. I’m from Canton, OH, but Cincinnati has had my heart for the last three years and I hope to remain here after graduation. I love to volunteer with children and was so excited to start at the Anthony Muñoz Foundation. I am looking forward to following my passion of volunteering with children here at AMF.”

 “My name is Kelly Gusweiler and I am a Communication major at the University of Cincinnati. Along with Communication, I am pursuing a minor in Organizational Leadership and Marketing as well as a certificate in Public Relations. Being from Cincinnati, I have grown up with a love for Cincinnati athletics and, of course, Skyline. I have a passion for working with non-profits because they allow me to influence those around me. I cannot wait for my journey with The Anthony Muñoz Foundation.”

Thanks for taking the time to get to know us! Be sure to stay connected through our blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.