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Camelback High School, February 10, following the introductory lesson in Jan '15 on Human Rights:
The pen is my sword; KNOWLEDGE is my shield (The Spartan warrior is Camelback's logo)
Mural created by AVID students during G.A.I.N. (Getting Actively Involved in your Neighborhood) event Nov. 1st 2014, at Camelback High School. Martin Moreno, Governor's art award winning artist, working alongside the students who designed and painted this artwork... We are Camelback High School student leaders who are passionate about ongoing education and giving back to the community. We represent our peers by planning projects and events that support and unify our diverse neighborhoods; setting an example that promotes generosity and compassion for humanity. http://artsCARE.org/cac.event.ar.shtml
Balsz Promise Neighborhood Youth Advisory Council gathering began with an Ice breaker suggested by student to get to know one another better. Very FUN!
Book read & discussed in Circle of Power about Michael Jordan concerning the life skill lessons Jordan is conveying in this literature...
"I Cannot Accept Not Trying" - Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to three NBA Championships. When he retired from professional basketball in 1993 he stunned the sports world by announcing his intention to begin a professional baseball career. 'I Can't Accept Not Trying' is Jordan's personal creed and a message for anyone who aspires to greater heights or fulfilling dreams. Students read a page, gave their interpretation of the message and asked others to contribute...
FEAR IS AN ILLUSION: POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES MAY LEAD US TO BE FEARFUL OF FAILING
INSTEAD WE MUST NOT LOOK BACK, BUT BE MENTALLY AND EMOTIONALLY AGRESSIVE TO OVERCOME AN OBSTACLE AND EXPERIENCE AN OPPORTUNITY OF SUCCESS—Think Positive
IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU DO NOT WIN INITIALLY, KEEP PRACTICING AND KEEP TRYING
Sergio said this was a time in the Circle of Power that he felt the strength from everyone to be honest and talk about his feelings... Communication through Critical Inquiry
HOW DO YOU DO THIS? STEP BY STEP ACCOMPLISHING SHORT TERM GOALS
ONE GOAL BUILDS UPON ANOTHER ACCOMPLISHED GOAL, LEADING TO AN INCREASED CONFIDENCE
TAKE SMALL STEPS - TRY AS HARD AS YOU CAN - IT IS A PUZZLE LEARNING HOW TO PIECE TOGETHER YOUR ACTIONS TO REACH YOUR GOAL!
SET SMALL REALISTIC GOALS---ASK QUESTIONS—SEEK OUT HELP!
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students (AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society)were then asked if they had selected a topic for their PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT-lots of respectful and thoughtful comments inspired others to consider their future choices...
Many had already come up with their topic...
The students were given a 1 question questionnaire to respond to before leaving class... Thank you Everyone!!!
From: Judy Hillman-Butzine [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 7:20 PM
To: Olson, Kay
Subject: FW: Amazing AVD class experience which I personally believe engaged the whole group in thoughtful civic dialogue...
Hi Kay, If it is appropriate I would love to have you put up the PDF in class for the students to enjoy and share their answers. Let me know what your thoughts are on this issue.
Thanks, I felt that it all came together today...judy
Reply Comment from AVID instructor on Feb 11th
Of course I'll share with the class! What an awesome day! Thank you so much for your facilitation of these rewarding lessons, but more importantly, thank you for caring! Kay
Survey Question responses.
Photo Narrative by judy butzine, MSW, Balsz Promise Neighborhood Youth Advisory Council Director with support from Lori Robinson, BPN Community Liaison Representative and class taught by Kay Olson, Camelback teacher... Funding for this programming is through Valley of the Sun United Way: Community Impact, Joyce Lopez-Powell, assisting children and youth to succeed http://www.vsuw.org/ .