Tuesday, December 28, 2010
· Youth Volunteerism Campaign:
o Students will learn about the importance of youth volunteerism on the volunteer and the community as a whole and brainstorm creative and innovative ways to spread the word to their peers. They will then encourage youth volunteerism in Milwaukee by creating a powerful and engaging presentation to be delivered at local schools, churches and recreation centers. Location of the Project Team is at the Mary Ryan Boys and Girls Club.
o Supporting Community Organization: The Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee
“Lead to Succeed was a wonderful opportunity for me because it gave me a chance to become a mentor and a teacher and it has been a great way for me to get a feel for the Milwaukee Public School system, as I will soon be placed in a school to shadow teachers around Milwaukee to learn how to interact and become an effective leader among Milwaukee’s new generations of learners. I feel that that future experience will only be easier because of the work I did with Lead to Succeed as a mentor.
Not only did I benefit from the experience I got as a mentor, but I also learned many things about the Milwaukee water system that I didn’t know. I never realized the extent that individuals like Cora Lee Palmer, from MMSD, did to help raise awareness of the water problem that we are all facing.”
–Ty Uhen (Mentor with Neu-Life Community Resource Center)
“I had a meeting with Kae DonLevy from Gathering Waters, and as a result gained more knowledge on the water industry, especially water conservation and how to improve our water quality. She gave an in depth description of how we, as a community, can work together to fight the issues that we face with water. The information that I received was helpful information that I was able to pass on to the class that I mentor in.”
–Tricia Pfeil (Mentor with St. Joan Antida)
“The Lead to Succeed study guide is really helpful, we have an initiative to develop a project for Global Youth Service Day that focuses on the water industry and services our clients, Milwaukee Department of City Development and 16th Street Community Health Center. The high school students are extremely bright and capable and we just need to allow them to use that and steer them towards completion of the project.”
–Steve McAllister (Mentor with SUPAR and St. Joan Antida)