project leader
Sarah H
location
800 Washington Ave
(Downtown St. Louis)
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"STL Youth Smart Growth Leaders" Program Update

the project

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING THIS CAMPAIGN! This campaign was a total success.

10 youth were able to present on a Youth Empowerment panel on Wednesday from 4:30pm-5:45pm.

5 local youth organizations were a part of this panel.

21 youth and 5 staff and volunteers from 3 organizations were able to participate in STL Youth Smart Growth Leaders on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The programming started early in the morning and lasted all day, as youth used their leadership training and interview training to interact with adults at the conference and to learn as much about smart growth as they could.

7 more youth from Grand Center Arts Academy and Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School were able to come and present their prior Ethnodrama films on Saturday. Their families came as well to see the films they had created and to encourage their youth. After showing their films, the youth engaged a full room in discussion about their research into segregation, where it comes from, and how smart growth can help. Adults responded to the youth leaders by wrapping their arms around them. Together, youth and conference attendees identified the sources to segregation and problem-solved solutions. There were many tears. There was much healing. And parents and conference attendees asked how they could be a part of supporting and funding the program.

FURTHER DONATIONS FOR ETHNODRAMA PROGRAMS:

Community Allies is now in the process of launching a new campaign that will go towards schools and programs that have requested this programming. For now, you can continue to donate to this campaign. All funding will go towards these ethnodrama programs. Community Allies will use part of this funding to hire youth who can serve as technology specialists and as mentors to students and teachers who participate in this programming.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS NEEDED:

If you are an organization or an individual who would like to get involved, we welcome you to join an emerging network of supporters in these areas: marketing, fundraising, technology, business and business planning, educational connections, youth organizing, youth programming, city leadership, (you may have other ideas--we welcome them). Together, we can support the many schools and youth organizations who serve our youth daily and wrap our arms around youth who navigate such challenging waters and whose voices need to have a central role in our communities. Additionally, we are always working to connect youth to internship and employment opportunities so connecting to this network can help you locate stellar youth leaders. Please contact Sarah Hobson, sarah.hobson@communityalliesconsulting.com to plug in.

To learn more about ethnodrama programming, see http://www.communityalliesconsulting.com

 

Support efforts to ensure that St. Louis youth leaders and teachers are better equipped to help make the region more sustainable!

What:         

Community Allies is organizing its program “STL Youth Smart Growth Leaders” around sustainability issues that are connected to the renowned, national New Partners for Smart Growth Conference. “STL Youth Smart Growth Leaders” will help connect 50 students (and their teachers) to local government and other community leaders and give them a role in several smart growth community-led projects that will take place before, during and after the conference. These efforts will also connect teachers and students from the St. Louis region (including East St. Louis) who are exploring the implementation of smart growth principles. Students and teachers will learn from smart growth leaders how to address several key challenges in the region. Learning outcomes for youth, teachers, schools, and programs will be researched following Institutional Review Board ethically-approved processes.

Who:          

Middle school and high school-age youth from several schools and after-school programs across the region will engage in the multiple activities planned for before, during and after the conference.

Who else:     

Teachers and Parents. Teachers who are already incorporating smart growth principles into their curriculum and would like to learn more about new tools and innovative strategies to better their communities. Community Allies will help them coordinate learning opportunities for students through the program development that will be taking place before and during the conference. Through “STL Youth Smart Growth Leaders,” teachers will have the opportunity to connect with a range of current and new St. Louis smart growth youth programs.

Where:         

New Partners for Smart Growth Conference. Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel. 

When:           

New Partners Conference Youth Activities: Jan. 31-Feb. 5. 2017

North St. Louis Park Development Project: May 6, 2017

the steps

Community Allies + LGC will contract with youth/schools/teachers for specific days and times to ensure their participation in and contribution to conference events, including hands-on smart growth projects at the conference and out in the community, youth-led presentations at the conference, youth-led ethically-approved research projects on key neighborhood-level smart growth issues, and the development of youth programming and curriculum at schools and within after school programs after the conference.

why we're doing it

Because St. Louis faces fragmentation that youth leaders can help us address.

Because implementing smart growth offers long-term opportunities for uniting St. Louis.

Because focused education and innovative strategies that connect youth with city and county leaders pave the way for the revitalization of schools, neighborhoods and communities.

Because engaging youth around smart growth issues will ensure they are better equipped to be our communities’ future leaders.

 

budget

Updated Budget (1.23.17)

Transportation of 50 youth to/from projects and conference - $1500

Materials/Supplies for youth smart growth projects - $500

Subtotal - $2,500

ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) - waived

ioby Platform Fee ($35) - waived

Total to raise - $2,500

 

Updated Budget (1.9.17)

Transportation of 50 youth to/from projects and conference - $2,000

Materials/Supplies for youth smart growth projects - $5,000

Subtotal - $7,000

ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) - waived

ioby Platform Fee ($35) - waived

Total to raise - $7,000

 

Coordinating with engaged youth/teacher/parents - $3,750

Transportation of 50 youth to/from projects and conference - $1,200

Materials/Supplies for youth smart growth projects - $3,050

Subtotal - $8,000

ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) - waived

ioby Platform Fee ($35) - waived

Total to raise - $8,000

updates

"STL Youth Smart Growth Leaders" Program Update

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING THIS CAMPAIGN! This campaign was a total success.

10 youth were able to present on a Youth Empowerment panel on Wednesday from 4:30pm-5:45pm.

5 local youth organizations were a part of this panel.

21 youth and 5 staff and volunteers from 3 organizations were able to participate in STL Youth Smart Growth Leaders on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The programming started early in the morning and lasted all day, as youth used their leadership training and interview training to interact with adults at the conference and to learn as much about smart growth as they could.

7 more youth from Grand Center Arts Academy and Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School were able to come and present their prior Ethnodrama films on Saturday. Their families came as well to see the films they had created and to encourage their youth. After showing their films, the youth engaged a full room in discussion about their research into segregation, where it comes from, and how smart growth can help. Adults responded to the youth leaders by wrapping their arms around them. Together, youth and conference attendees identified the sources to segregation and problem-solved solutions. There were many tears. There was much healing. And parents and conference attendees asked how they could be a part of supporting and funding the program.

FURTHER DONATIONS FOR ETHNODRAMA PROGRAMS:

Community Allies is now in the process of launching a new campaign that will go towards schools and programs that have requested this programming. For now, you can continue to donate to this campaign. All funding will go towards these ethnodrama programs. Community Allies will use part of this funding to hire youth who can serve as technology specialists and as mentors to students and teachers who participate in this programming.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS NEEDED:

If you are an organization or an individual who would like to get involved, we welcome you to join an emerging network of supporters in these areas: marketing, fundraising, technology, business and business planning, educational connections, youth organizing, youth programming, city leadership, (you may have other ideas--we welcome them). Together, we can support the many schools and youth organizations who serve our youth daily and wrap our arms around youth who navigate such challenging waters and whose voices need to have a central role in our communities. Additionally, we are always working to connect youth to internship and employment opportunities so connecting to this network can help you locate stellar youth leaders. Please contact Sarah Hobson, sarah.hobson@communityalliesconsulting.com to plug in.

To learn more about ethnodrama programming, see http://www.communityalliesconsulting.com

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  • Anonymous
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  • Housing and Community Solutions, Inc
  • Seifel Consulting Inc.
  • Ken Snyder
  • Miguel V.
  • Joe Molinaro
  • Anonymous
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  • Stephanie Herbers
  • Nancy Thompson
  • Anonymous