volunteer at my son's school. Since this challenge first came out, I have made a big effort to spend more time at his elementary school, getting to know his friends and classmates, chaperoning field trips and attending school functions. It's been a great experience!
from Lupe V.
adopting a class and starting a read-to-me effort while collecting books and donating them to the class as a gift.
I commit to be the change: Following the ten simple things, and to tell encourage others to stay in school. :)
to show up in the lives of those around me. Especially the teenagers in my life. To be a positive influence and to encourage them to follow their dreams.
help others to the best of my will, and I know that they will graduate if they work hard enough.
Encourage students in the TRIO Educational Talent Search program every day. I will listen to them, and let them know that I think they are important.
smiling at youth, stopping to listen to youth when they have a special story or just need someone to talk to, and affirm youth when I see them picking up garbage on the street or doing something else to have a positive impact in our community.
encourage the students that come to me to do their best, study hard, and don't give up.
Smile at students and work every day work to support graduation from high school AND go on to college. The UAA TRIO programs are outstanding programs to support this! TRIO Works!
I commit to smile at every child I pass. I also commit to being a running coach influencing more young girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident - expecting the best of them and letting them know that they matter!
creating tutoring and mentoring programs with students from UAA academic courses volunteering at ASD and after-school programs
make sure every teen is connected to their school and education. if not, help them find a way to reconnect and feel empowered!many teens who drop out are overwhelmed and too far behind in credits and feel hopeless.
graduate school on time.
get to know my neighborhood kids.
continuing to work with kids and engage them with the outdoors.