Now accepting passion projects!
Now accepting passion projects!
OBJECTIVE: To normalize mental health supports and to make the resources more obvious and accessible to high school students (or youth aged 10-24) who want and need the help. Through this project, these young people should be easily able to access and find help to increase their mental health. Also increasing people's knowledge of mental health and mental health resources.
OBJECTIVE: To lower STD rates, improve understanding of consent, support LGBT youth, provide a safe place to ask questions and discuss healthy relationships
MEASURING IMPACT: We will know that the project is successful based on the number of people going to meetings, site traffic, and the number of questions asked on the website. The data from the HKCO survey will also indicate whether this project is successful, specifically with data from tables 45, 56, 55, 184, and 54. Most of these tables indicate having an adult they can trust, making healthy choices concerning sexual activity, and being involved in healthy relationships.
OBJECTIVE: Local high school and College students will tutor elementary students from schools across the county who may need assistance and individually increase these students' academic levels, keeping them in the same place they would be if school had not been closed. To improve students' academic and social emotional levels AND teach parents how to do this on their own with their kids.
MEASURING IMPACT: They will send out a pre and post survey to the parents: it will include questions about their children's academics AND social emotional aspects. Also, checking in on the kids in the fall to see that their skills were indeed enhanced over the summer by working with us.
OBJECTIVE: PowerThru is a platform that will allow young adults in the valley to remain connected during COVID-19. We would like them to feel that they are able to be involved in the community, participating in fun activities and remaining social despite the restrictions. By providing this platform, we hope to increase 16-29 year old's mental health and sense of belonging.
MEASURING IMPACT: e will contact our followers and participants to ask them if our blog, videos and events were impactful in a positive way. We will do this mostly over social media: the blog and Instagram, plus word of mouth.
OBJECTIVE: The objective is to create a newfound sense of kindness, and achievable supportive action for each other by starting a pay it forward project in coffee shops, starting with Yeti's Grind Eagle and Color Coffee also in Eagle.
MEASURING IMPACT: On the punch cards in the coffee shops, we will have 10 slots where people who buy another person's cup of coffee will sign their name and the 10th person will have an opportunity to email us to win a special reward(TBD). We will also share our email and Social pages on the flyers in the shops. If we get several emails and followers + people sharing their stories with us, we will know the project will be successful.
OBJECTIVE: This project was initially to show youth in our valley how serious COVID-19 is through real statistics, pictures, and information, not just rumors, in hopes that they will take social distancing more seriously.
Now, it will also inform youth of how important it is to stay HOPEFUL and mentally healthy, especially during these difficult times.
MEASURING IMPACT: We will be checking the insights page on our instagram account to determine how many people have been reached. Also, we can determine the impact by seeing how many kids in our valley are reacting to the social distancing and information we put out by practicing it themselves too.
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this project is to empower the youth of our community to the platforms available to them to create meaningful and lasting change and create a politically active, literate, and conscious youth population.
MEASURING IMPACT: We will measure the impact by comparing the number of youth registered to vote in November compared to numbers from four years ago in the same month. We will also be requiring a pre-and-post survey on political literacy (what’s the electoral college, how does a bill get through the house, etc). Impact will be measured based on an increase in student understanding of politics.
OBJECTIVE: We are partnering with the Edwards Metro District to add beauty under the Edwards Access rd bridge in order to prevent graffiti.
MEASURING IMPACT: By seeing whether the graffiti comes back or not.