AMF Service Challenge Tips: Make Your Impact

Welcome, readers! Mya, here. Now that the Youth Leadership Seminar has officially come to a close, it’s now that time of year for students to start planning their Service Challenge Projects. Wondering how to get started? No need to worry, we’ve got some great tips on how to make your project the best it can be! But first…

What exactly is the AMF Service Challenge?

At Youth Leadership Seminar, each school is challenged to find a need in their community and address it through pledged Service Challenge Projects. This project urges students who attended the event to take the knowledge and skills they learned and apply them in their own community. The AMF Service Challenge runs from October 9, 2019 through April 1, 2020.

How to do a Service Challenge Project:

You can complete your project one of two ways:

  • Create a Project: Develop your own project aimed to solve, impact or change a need or issue in your community.
  • Join a Project: Join a pre-planned project in a partnership with Freestore Foodbank or Hoxworth Blood Centers. (Email cwillis@munozfoundation.org for more information and who to contact)

Our Tips for You

  • Help a cause that is important to you or that has made an impact on your life
  • Try to get other members of your community involved
  • No idea is too big…or too small! The focus of this project is to make an impact on your community in the best way you know how.
  • Use training resources provided by Square1
  • Apply the leadership skills you learned at the Youth Leadership Seminar to your project.

Still racking your brain for ideas? Check out how some of our students made an impact last year!

Examples of 2018 Service Challenge Projects:

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Aiken and Anderson high schools teamed up to raise funds to begin soccer and volleyball programs at the Aiken Largo School in Sierra Leone. Between the two schools, the fundraising goal of $1,500 was hit which funded both programs.

 

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Oyler students came together to assist families that were going through a hard time during the 2018 holiday season. Students raised $350 and purchased 225 craft kits to deliver to the Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati.

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Beavercreek students raised $2,000 benefiting Project Brite Star by selling over 900 tickets to their Hoops for Hope event, where they challenged their teachers to a game of basketball.

 

 

 

Thanks for taking the time to read all about the AMF Service Challenge! We hope these tips were helpful to you as you begin the process of your projects. Follow along with #AMFChallenge for updates on what other students are doing for their Service Challenge Projects.

Tune in next week to learn all about our Scholarship Fund opportunity in partnership with Northern Kentucky University.

See you soon,

Mya

Final Thoughts on #BlueprintCincy

Welcome back, Readers! Mya, here.

Another year, another Youth Leadership Seminar in the books. I want to first take a moment to thank everyone who attended #BlueprintCincy on October 9th. I hope you had as much fun as the AMF team did! For those of you who couldn’t attend, here’s a quick recap for you:

With over 1,000 students in attendance from more than 70 schools, YLS was a day of coming together to create a blueprint for success! We had the privilege of having Nick Jackson of Speaklove as our emcee and heard from inspiring speakers including Damian Hoskins of Artswave, Jim Buss of Northern Kentucky University, Daniel Katz of NoCow, and Dr. Chris Tuell of Lindner Center of HOPE. Students also participated in breakout sessions where they discussed ideas for their AMF Service Challenge Projects and interacted with students from different schools. And who can forget KDrama’s performance?! He had us on our feet and singing along in between speakers. All in all, YLS was an incredible experience.

But don’t just take it from us…See what some of our student leaders had to say about the event!

Check out what our speakers had to say about this experience:

 

From speakers to breakout sessions to the biggest dance party YLS has ever seen, every student walked away with a new perspective, a will to lead, and inspiration and hope for the future, which is what Youth Leadership Seminar is all about.  We hope to see you and your classmates at the 2020 Youth Leadership Seminar!

Tune in next week for some AMF Service Challenge tips on how to make your project the best it can be.

Until next time,

Mya

YLS: One Week Out!

Hey guys, Mya here! With Youth Leadership Seminar right around the corner, I wanted to share a little about what students will be a part of at our biggest event of the year!

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This year’s theme is Blueprint. Our goal is for each student to leave with the steps to create their own unique ‘Blueprint’ for success. At the Seminar students will:

  • identify positive leadership traits in order to build a foundation for success
  • discuss overcoming barriers they may face as they plan for the future
  • hear from speakers including Damian Hoskins of Artswave, Dr. Chris Tuell of Lindner Center of HOPE, James Buss of Northern Kentucky University, and Daniel Katz of No Cow. They’ll be discussing a range of relatable adversities and topics to empower and encourage students to become their best selves.
  • participate in breakout sessions that will give them the platform to self-reflect, discuss meaningful issues, and put into place after-event action plans.

Since the event started in 2002, we have reached over 15,000 Tri-State students. This year there are over 1,000 students and over 80 schools attending, with almost half of the registered schools having attended at least 10 years! We are so excited to see what empowering advice our students walk away with at Blueprint Cincy.

Check out the list of the registered schools for the 2019 Youth Leadership Seminar!

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To get a sense of how much fun Youth Leadership Seminar really is, here is a recap of our 2018 event!

Thanks for checking in to learn a little more about Youth Leadership Seminar! Looking to empower local Tri-State students? Sign up to be a volunteer on October 9th here: http://bit.ly/2nF0q4X

Make sure to follow #BlueprintCincy on October 9th to see live posts from the event!

See you soon,

Mya