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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
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.
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.
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,