I learned a lot in ZeeMee and many of the tools. I have learned my other options to help myself and my parents for college. I have also learned many ways to make my video unique, which will give me many opportunities.
This could help me a lot with the application process because it gives me another option other than writing an essay. I could be fun with it and teach colleges more about me.
These tools make me excited about my future. I love how our society is creating more options for students who may not afford to go to college. It also encourages me to think outside of the box and be creative.
Some of the tools that I am concerned about is that you dont know what colleges are looking for, so the video you have sent out could be good or bad.
Reflection Tuesday Service project prep.
The La plata youth services is an organization that helps kids that are in a way in need of help. For example kids with depression, drug addiction, suicidal, etc. They reach out to the community to help the teens around Durango. They dont just focus on wide spread they love to focus in on every single child, they get to know them and help every person individually. They also reach out to the community to inform them on what has been going on with our teens in Durango.
The organization purpose is the help the youth with everything they are dealing with and giving them opportunities to improve their well being. They inform the adults and parents of Durango and give them advice on what them as adults can do to make a difference
La plata youth services loved having us there. What they needed was to hear the voice of the teens and listen to our thoughts about depression and so on. They let us take control of this project and create something amazing that will bring awareness about depression and suicide to our community. In a way that will hopefully bring change to our community. It also will give teens information on how to get help and support.
Our teams project will add so much value to this organization by connecting to the community in a way that we know everybody will attend to. By doing this project we will talk to student council and so on and make sure people are aware. Through this project we will clearly state the organization. Creating an emotional experience for the community.
Reflection Wednesday & Thursday
Today we had a very deep discussion about our community and how much the kids in our town need a voice. We brainstorm ways we can create something different for the youth so they know if they need help they can find a place. And started creating a proposal and budget so we can show the community we are serious.
I learned many things about the la plata youth service, I learned what their needs are and what they value. They love that they are bringing in teens to create a voice for the youth. Gathering information that is different and a new way to approach this issue. The La Plata Youth Service cares about every single youth here. They address every issue differently depending on what the student is struggling with.
Our team brainstormed ways we can create a big voice. We shared personal stories, ideas, what we want to see and so on.
We worked in many ways as a team. We never fought, we supported everyones opinions, we created something that is going to be amazing if we pull it off.
We added value to the organization by creating something that will definitely stand out in Durango and go about it a different way than discussion meetings with adults.
I learned so much about myself through this experience I found a bigger voice and confidence through this. I learned more about how if it were to happen to me I would know where to go other than safe2tell that doesn't do a lot.
This made me think a lot about my community on how much we desperately need help. The rate of depression and suicide is crazy high in Durango. Serving justice in memory of those we have lost. Showing the youth that there life is precious.
What I want to do differently tomorrow is to dig deeper and create something that is going to happen. Creating a amazing proposal so we can show the community that we are going to make this happening. Get the money and start making it.