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International Service-Learning Opportunity in Lebanon
Please note: Since this is the K-12 S-L listserv, please note that only youth who are 18-30, graduating seniors, university students, or university graduates are eligible. Of course, that means that K-12 teachers and administrators who are 18-30 would be most welcome!
The Learning to CARE Institute in Lebanon is organizing the Heritage Volunteer Program, a very special three week eco-voluntour program (June 25th through July 16th) for youth (18-30) that will give participants an inside view of Lebanon’s social, historical, and environmental heritage. While the program will have a number of features especially designed for youth from Lebanese emigrant communities abroad, it is also open to youth living in Lebanon and youth without any Lebanese heritage. All participants must be entering or current university students or university graduates.
Participants will learn about Lebanese culture and history, gain a better understanding of the Lebanese migration experience, see many different areas of the country, and make their own contribution to Lebanese society. Participants will stay in three different base camps for a week each, and have the chance to get to know the three major geographic and cultural components of Lebanon – the mountains with their traditional villages, the central valley that is the agricultural heartland of Lebanon, and the urban coastline.
This is an ideal program for those who want to complete university service-learning requirements since it incorporates all the elements of quality service-learning: integrated learning, genuine service, collaboration, youth voice, civic responsibility, evaluation, and reflection.While at each base camp, participants will engage in at least 15 hours of structured learning for a total of at least 45 hours for the whole program. There will also be at least 15 hours of volunteering while at each base camp, for a total of at least 45 hours for the program. And from each base camp the group will go on tours of historical, cultural, and natural sites in that area.
For more information see http://www.ecovoluntours.com.
Patricia Nabti, PhD, CVA
Learning to CARE Institute
NFCS is a K-12 public charter school located in the Holmesburg section of Northeast Philadelphia. NFCS was established in 2000 as a k-8 school with a mission to provide students with the academic, social, and emotional foundations and skills necessary to become high achieving, socially competent stewards of their communities. For the past 12 years, NFCS has been making academic strides to become one of the top performing schools within Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania. NFCS is nationally known for it’s strong service learning programs and has been recognized for accomplishments in the areas of healthy living, out of school time, and career development.
NFCS is looking for VISTA members who have a high school diploma, strong communication skills, ability to manage various tasks and work as part of a team, and have experience working with youth. VISTA members at NFCS will specifically focus on:
§ Healthy Living: Includes promoting fresh produce, coordinating nutrition activities, supporting school gardens, and organizing pregnancy and STD prevention activities.
§ College and Career Development: Includes developing a college resource center, coordinating career preparation activities, providing career exploration resources to teachers, and assisting students navigate post-secondary opportunities.
§ Resource Building: Includes developing program partnership, seeking out new program opportunities, writing press releases, and maintaining communication with the school community about important events and happenings.
§ Service Learning: Includes supporting teacher integration of service learning, developing resources on various topics, fostering youth leadership, and creating opportunities for youth service.
Take this chance to join the team at New Foundations Charter School!
Apply to be a VISTA today! (Term of service is August 2012- July 2013)
**VISTA members receive a living allowance, health insurance, child care subsidy, and an education award at the end of their service term.**
For more info, email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 11th, 2012
Give and Surf has some new and exciting information to share with you regarding a volunteer opportunity in Bocas del Toro, Panama. The last year has been full of exciting developments with our Monso Chi Preschool, After School Program, Summer Camp, Adult English Classes, and Bahia Honda Baseball Team, http://giveandsurf.org/give-programs/. We have seen great changes in the community amongst the children and their parents as well as enjoyed a number of groups and individuals join us to help provide support through volunteering. We provide the indigenous community of Bahia Honda with programs throughout the year so if individuals are seeking a volunteer opportunity this summer please feel free to contact us and share information about Give & Surf with them. Please visit our website at giveandsurf.org or follow us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/giveandsurf.
OMK ready to ‘Purple Up’ to support military families
By Trisha Gedon
STILLWATER, Okla. – While most people associate the color green with the Oklahoma 4-H program, the color purple will be the focus on April 13.
April marks the nation’s “Month of the Military Child,” and April 13 has been designated as “Purple Up! For Military Kids” day.
Pat McNally, director of the Oklahoma 4-H Operation: Military Kids (OMK), and Extension specialist in the State 4-H Office, said this is a great time to honor youth around the country who are impacted by military deployment. OMK, which was initiated in 2005, is part of the Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development Program, which is part of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.
“OMK is joining forces with all other Operation: Military Kids programs across the country to raise awareness and show support for these children and their families and let them know how much we appreciate the sacrifices they make when their family members are deployed,” McNally said. “Through this effort we encourage groups, organizations and individuals all across Oklahoma to wear purple as a visible way to support and thank military families. A sea of purple in every Oklahoma community would provide a wonderful visual for the thousands of military families.”
Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military and combines Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red and Navy blue.
“Sometimes these children may feel like they’re alone and no one understands what they are going through. We’re hoping that various organizations, including 4-H clubs, will host events in their communities that focus on military youth,” she said. “We’d like for communities that participate to send us photos to post on the Oklahoma 4-H OMK website.”
Please email photos to Carol Vandiver at email@example.com.
“We’re really excited about this opportunity to show support to our military families. Citizenship has long been a part of the Oklahoma 4-H program and this is yet another opportunity for our club members to get involved and help those in their communities,” McNally said.
OMK is a partnership with Oklahoma 4-H, Army Child, Youth School Services, National 4-H Headquarters/U.S. Department of Agriculture and Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension.
Oklahoma State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, State and Local Governments Cooperating: The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or status as a veteran, and is an equal opportunity employer.
Agricultural Communications Services
Oklahoma State University
136 Agriculture North
Stillwater, OK 74078
TBI Raiders would like to invite you to
TBI Raiders Experience
March 28, 2012
2:00 – 3:30PM
Location: Student Union Ballroom
Come listen to two panels speak and learn more about Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Panels will include:
• Michael Merit, PTSD
• Karen Bryan, Director of TBI Program @ Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Hospital
• Michael Shuttic, OK-AHEAD Board Member
• Wallace Collins, Chairman of Oklahoma Democratic Party
• Rep. for Senator Coburn
Learn how you can make a difference!
Refreshments & Resources will be provided
For event flyer click here
In April, Oxfam America will select 50 incredible undergraduates from the U.S. and around the world to be part of our national leadership program, the CHANGE Initiative (www.oxfamamerica.org/change). CHANGE offers students the opportunity to develop essential leadership skills as social change agents, while encouraging civic engagement and heightening their awareness of their own cultural worldview. It further gives students the resources they need to become advocates and make a difference in the global fight against hunger, poverty, and injustice.
Students selected as CHANGE Leaders:
- Connect with Oxfam staff and have access to expert skills based training, resources, materials and year-round support;
- Engage in community service & advocacy efforts that address critical community needs;
- Find their own leadership identity;
- Develop confidence and the skills to effect positive, lasting social change, and
- Become part of an active and growing, global network of peers and alumni working on social justice issues.
We are recruiting for CHANGE Leaders to serve on their campus during the 2012-2013 academic year. They are invited to attend an all-expense paid leadership training in Boston, MA in July.
Become an Oxfam America CHANGE Leader! Apply by April 2nd! www.oxfamamerica.org/change