Daily Archives: February 21, 2014

Positive Alternative Recreation Teambuilding Impact

Posted by Peter MUIR

The Positive Alternative Recreation Teambuilding Impact (PARTI) programme’s mission is to promote youth education around healthy lifestyles and healthy decision-making. Since 2001, they have served over 5,000 high-risk, impacted, and intentional youth in areas in California.  On of their projects is the Team All Bullying Ceases in San Jose, California.  It is a network of youth and community stakeholders working with ten middle schools and high schools that train youth on activities that address all forms of bullying. The innovative youth-driven initiative will affect over 200 students directly and 10,000 indirectly.

How could you plan and implement something similar to take action on bullying here in Hong Kong?

Zoe Gillies – CAS insipiration

Posted by Peter MUIR

With an initial vision and goal of providing teen girls in her community with prom dresses who could not afford them, Eighteen-year-old Zoe Gillies of Maine, USA, expanded her vision in order to make a bigger impact on her community and a lasting impression on her peers.  To do this, she started up the club Cape Closet. Through Cape Closet, 125 girls received prom dresses through various donation drives at schools. Through a partnership with The Maine College of Art, college students donate their time to redesign donated dresses in order to appeal more to current trends and styles. In addition to providing prom dresses to those who are unable to afford the expense, Cape Closet also conducts workshops for middle school girls on topics ranging from media literacy to positive body image. By collaborating with the local middle schools, high school volunteers are able to providing mentorship and serve as positive role models for younger students. Zoe is creating a guide so that other middle and high school students can use her Cape Closet model in their schools.

A great example of a CAS project that aims at equipping middle and high school girls with tools to bolster positive body image and self-esteem!

GYSD Project

Posted by Peter MUIR

gysdprojectideaWhat fires you up? What issues do you care about? What would you like to change to make your world better? Explore ideas to help plan your Global Youth Service Day project!

Choose your GYSD project at www.GYSD.org/project_ideas