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The girls of Purposeful Youth Detroit will advertise for the event in Detroit for a month prior to the event. They obtain donations of shoes and hygiene projects all year long to give to the community of Detroit on this day. The event will take place at Milliken State Park in Detroit and will last from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Families of Detroit will have the opportunity to come to the river front and obtain shoes for the whole family!
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Our project proposes the cultivation of fruits and vegetables that our youth and community members will be able to benefit from. Our youth will take part in the construction and continued maintenance of this fruit and vegetable garden. Monthly, our youth and members of the community that we serve will have the opportunity to access the garden's fruit and vegetables. There will be regular cooking classes offered to our youth that incorporate fruits and vegetables grown in the garden.
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Project Narrative: In my children’s chapter book Mr. Grumbles, a kitten is abandoned beside the road at a driveway to a house. He has to deal with the weather, other animals living in the front yard, and finding food. His survival is up to him until humans of the house take him in. My audience for this of this book is parents reading to their children, Level 3: Transitional Reader - Second Grade: 7-8 Year Old Readers, and up. This children’s chapter book is meant to help children with their reading skills and literacy levels. Public relations activities for my children’s book will include use of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social networks; posters and flyers for use at book fairs and festivals; and news releases to entertainment media. Here is the timeline for completion of my children’s book Mr. Grumbles: A stray kitten ended up in my family’s front yard in 2009. I spent most of that spring trying to catch him, and succeeded on June 4, 2009. My mother named him Guy Noir after a character from A Prairie Home Companion. I wrote an animation script, which I converted to a children’s book with the help of Diana Epelbaum (copy editor) and Mustafaa El-Attiq Ali (proofreader) in the summer of 2013. From a posting on VolunteerMatch, I met Susan C. Vergalla (proofreader) in the summer 2015. After meeting Nancy McBride through WIFT, her daughter Celestial McBride helped do a reedit on the nearly complete book in the fall of 2018. I had to come up with a creative name for the book. Guy Noir grumbles when he eats, sleeps, plays, and purrs, I gave him the nickname Mr. Grumbles. In January of 2015, after searching far and wide from different countries and states, I finally found my illustrator, Stephanie Richoll (www.stephaniericholl.tumblr.com). On June 28, 2017, because grant writing and fund raising is a lot harder than it looks. I replaced Ms. Richoll with Wendy J.B. Rowe (https://www.facebook.com/WendyJBRowe/). In June of 2018, Wendy J.B. Rowe had leave the project for family reasons. We are working on looking for a new illustrator. Budget: My budget for this children’s book is $10,000. I will seek the funds from small and large grants and private sources. I will compile an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of expenses as I disburse them during all phases of the project. Fundraising Strategy: I’m continuing to seek suitable grant providers through personal contacts and Internet research (including membership on e-newsletter lists of funding sources) for the additional funding. My fiscal sponsor for this project is From the Heart Productions (http://www.fromtheheartproductions.com) and (https://fromtheheartproductions.networkforgood.com/projects/10335-books-mr-grumbles). In September of 2018 I secured a Florida-based fiscal sponsor, Anchor Vision Partners (www.anchorvisionpartners.org/), which will enable me to apply for State of Florida grants. Other Information: The funds will be used for illustrations, author/illustrator photo headshot, and PR of the children’s book Mr. Grumbles. I plan to donate signed books and/or signed posters to kitten/cat rescue groups for them to auction off at their fund-raising events. Also, I plan to team up with kitten/cat rescue groups to do book readings at pet stores on days they are holding kitten or cat adoption events. Other readings will happen at libraries, and neighborhood community centers such as The Barnyard in Miami’s Coconut Grove section (http://coconutgrovecares.org/). I will use these book readings to help children with their reading and teach them about what happens to abandoned kittens and cats. If possible, I will have The Cat Network or other kitten/cat rescue groups there, too. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-Grumbles/744246918938363 Web site: https://twitter.com/grumbles_mr
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I am founder of Joy Group, Joy Group is a volunteering organization, with performers (volunteers) ranging from 7 years old to high school students, that I founded and am the current director of. I am also founder of Dreams Quarter, Dreams Quarter is my own student string quartet (two violinists, one violist, and one cellist). The goal of Joy Group & Dreams Quartet is to create a better Omaha community through music and a message of unity, with a focus on the elderly in the Omaha community. We do this through monthly or quarterly performances at various senior living communities across the Omaha Metro. Each of these performances is unique because we believe that each senior living community deserves to have its own special show and the best we can offer after all the work they have contributed during their lifetime to our community. For each of these shows, I have to plan each performance meticulously with a central theme in mind. I first have to reach out to senior living centers sometimes, however, these senior living communities would reach out to me. Then, I plan a certain date for the performance with the schedules of the other performers in mind. I would also plan a central theme for the performance and decide on the pieces of music, relating to the theme, that each performer could play based on their skill level and feedback from previous performances. Sometimes the pieces of music I need doesn’t exist in that skill level, arrangement, or at all. In these instances, I have spent hours arranging new music or composing music. I also plan rehearsals to ensure the whole show goes smoothly. I rehearse my own music and each of the transitions between different pieces to ensure that the performance is interactive with the audience since I’m also the host of the performances. I have had individual practice secessions with individuals that were struggling with the music to ensure everyone was prepared the best for the show. After a few performances, I decided that monthly performances, though a lot of work, weren’t enough to show our appreciation to the elderly community thus I also organize gift drives and personally delivered small tokens of appreciation, like balloons during Thanksgiving or red envelopes during Chinese New Years, to senior living communities. We have also begun making cookies and I would make the deliveries to senior living communities to remind the elderly that we care for them even when we weren’t physically there with them.
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We are looking to install buddy benches in local schools. These buddy benches will be in the school playground so if there is a child that is feeling lonely or like they have no one to play with, they can sit on the bench and other students will come over to play with them.
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Once we successfully built the machine and uploaded the code for it, we tested it on 3 different plants. The task was to detect soil moisture, to send the readings of the sensor to the phone, and to water the plant if the moisture was too low. Surely enough, the tests were a success.
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The students will help the Pickens County Animal Shelter vaccinate stray and roaming animals. This will teach the youth about the importance of vaccines, how to give a vaccine and will help make all of Pickens County a safer place for both people and animals.
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Our project will provide students with the opportunity to learn how to grow their own food using modern technologies that require less water than soil gardening and no pesticides. Students will learn how to determine a plants nutritional needs based off their appearance. In addition, the children will gain knowledge of specialized techniques required to grow at a higher altitude all while instilling the love for fresh organic fruits and vegetables they have grown themselves.
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In the spring of 2020, we will do a full clean up. plant flowers, and ensure there are proper trash receptacles, including safe disposal of needles.
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We are going to complete this project during our Summer Camp community service week. We have adult volunteers who will supervise and guide children through this service project, following the lead of the project creator, a 5th grade boy. Our project will take approximately 5 days to complete, including scraping the existing paint, planning and stenciling the designs, and painting the murals.

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