Tuesday, January 17, 2012

First Semester Wrap-Up!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Our fall semester Project Managers have completed their work with Lead to Succeed. Here's what some had to say about finishing up their portion of the projects:
How do you feel that your project will impact the community?

"Our team has not only developed a concrete plan for our project, we have completed it.  Our service learning involvement coincides with a class that is only one semester long so we had to fit a lot into a short amount of time.  We spent weeks volunteering in the community with the students and filming their involvement. We made cookies for the church that Milwaukee Excel works with. We raked leaves in the community, wrote letters to the troops, and started a food drive for the homeless! We documented the students efforts and made a short video for Milwaukee Excel High School regarding volunteerism in the community. The goal was to create a relationship with the community since Milwaukee Excel High School is brand new. I think our video will show the community that the school is full of good kids with good intentions towards the neighbors and the community!"  -Elizabeth D., Milwaukee Excel Youth Volunteerism Project

"I think having them [multicultural murals] will impact the community at Waukesha South High School. After having discussions with all of the kids in our group meetings, it is evident that diversity is an issue at the school. I think that having multiple murals (this year's 3 murals and last year's mural) will really be a reminder to the kids to be open to different ideas and people, and to be respectful. I think respecting others is one of the most important lessons that high school youth can learn! Hopefully parents and people from the community that walk around the school will see these murals, and it will make them think about diversity a little bit, because I think it's definitely not a topic that people think about every day, though it should be because it's such a huge part of our lives." -Meaghann C., Diversity Mural

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