Every day each of us constantly overestimate how much we know and understand about the world. Through no fault of our own, there exists a limitless amount of information and experiences outside our own. There are many different ways to go about finding these experiences and learning from them, but often they will either fall on deaf ears or will be out of reach of most people. With my capstone, I aimed to not only educate myself on the topic of heroin addiction in Kensington, but to bring that knowledge to others in a way that was easy to digest. After searching for resources, I found a website titled “Kensington Blues” with multiple interviews of heroin addicts and homeless in the Kensington area. I took notes on each of the interviews, and based my lyrics around their stories.
Throughout the year my capstone way to learn what it takes to be a physical trainer. I gave people lesions on the proper form and the techniques in football skills, boxing skills and your regular weight training. Through this all not only did I also learn more about personal training and the skills of the sports that I decided to teach. But I learned what I needed on a more personal level and how everyone will need to be trained in different ways. The most important part of training another person is the progression of him or her and I learned how to get that out of different types of people. Bibliography Bodybuildingcom. "NFL Combine Trainer: 8-Week Program." Bodybuilding.com. January 17, 2018. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/nfl-combine-trainer-8-week-program.html This is a website that shows some of the workouts that some of the type players in the NFL use and I want to try some of these with the people I train and want to use some of these myself at the same amount of intensity. With the training I will be able to determine the intensity and modify the activities based on how everyone will keep up. This link will really help out on our field training. It doesn't go over all of the best workouts and training methods that football players use but it does help with some ideas and methods. "Boxing Coaching – My 7 Methods For Teaching A Group." Learn How to Box - MyBoxingCoach. December 14, 2011. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://www.myboxingcoach.com/boxing-coaching-group/ Bradleymartynonline. "Bradley Martyn." YouTube. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/user/bradleymartynonline Bradley Martin is a bodybuilder and also has his own brand of protein and pre workouts. He has his own gym and post videos of how he does things to get bigger. He talks about the different types of things that he takes and what he does for the best results and to become bigger and bigger. I watch his videos and have seen good advice on his channel that I have also used and want to pass on. He has good form and focuses on the smaller things to make sure your results are strong. Jussim, Matthew. "How 15 NFL Players Train and Get Shredded for the Football Season." Men's Journal. August 31, 2018. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://www.mensjournal.com/sports/how-15-nfl-players-trained-and-got-shredded-2017-season/5-rob-gronkowski/ This is a link that leads to an article that talks about the training that talks about the different types of intense training that some of the NFL football players do to get ready for there season but to also be and stay in top physical condition during their season and during their off season. I like this because it hits two aspects of the type of training that I am going to do. For one it definitely hits on different football related exercises that I can do and teach but also hits on just regular in gym training that I could teach and go through to help what we do on the field. Mrs. Martin, my capstone mentor is also one of my sources. She is also the teacher of the class that I SAT. She lets me lead the class and she helps me where I need help. She also sits back and let me teach the class on my own and lead them through exercises. I get a lot of hands on experience with teaching a large group which is good because I get to learn the different types of learners but also how to accommodate them. In my project I only work one on one or in small groups with people. Now I get experience with a different number of people at different times. Personal Training Looking good Feeling good. This is a book that was recommended to me by my capstone mentor Mrs. Martin. This book gives looks and explanation on helping people reach their goals physical goals. This book also helps you evaluate what type of learner the person you are training will be and how to accommodate them. It helps you become the type of leader that they need so they can do their best and see the results they're looking for in the time that that is most convenient for you and convenient for their schedule. FightTipsVideos. "FightTIPS." YouTube. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/user/FightTipsVideos This is the youtube channel of a fighter that has taken his skill to youtube. He answers questions and topics that were left by his fans and viewer. While doing this in each video he talks about different fighting moves and the right way and form to execute them. He shows different combinations that you can put the different types of moves in and talks about different scenarios that you might use them in. I have used his videos a lot and found them very effective when trying to learn these moves and incorporate them in fights and training. He does a great job explaining and demonstrating. The certification to becoming a trainer "How to Become a Personal Trainer: Study Programs & Certifications." ACE. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://www.acefitness.org/fitness-certifications/personal-trainer-certification/how-to-become-a-personal-trainer.aspx This link is a step by step on how to become a personal trainer. It wrote out and explained each and every step to getting the certification and taking a test for it. This won't be a huge component of things that I use on the people that I am training but It does still give me ideas to work into my plans for how and what I will teach. Also now in the research part of everything I will at least know the next steps for when I am actually ready to pursue this as a career Waehner, Paige. "How Can I Become a Personal Trainer?" Verywell Fit. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://www.verywellfit.com/steps-become-personal-trainer-1229776 This is a website that I plan to use the tips from here to incorporate into my own teaching. It goes over the pros and cons of being a personal training and other things like that. I have a lot of experience in teaching and training and want to compare what I find on this website to my own methods and ways to teaching people and see how much they differ and are the same. This is a portion that will also help me in the future toward the end of the year when I start my way into making this into a career. Youtube Fight tips https://www.youtube.com/user/FightTipsVideos is a actual fighter that took his talent to youtube. He takes questions and topics from fans and discusses them or answers them. Some of his videos are just him showing different types of fighting moves an explaining them or showing combos and how to put them together in different situations. I have actually used his videos in the past and they were effective for me when incorporating them in fights or training. Regardless of what you go to his channel for at the end at least for me I left with a better understanding of a move, form, (The video file couldn't be submitted on here for some reason, but here are some screenshots of the video)
Since the end of my freshman year my friends and I had been contemplating how to respond to our frustrations about some of the lack of celebration and education concerning African American students. By sophomore year we had agreed with some guidance from Mr.Kay, that a bsu could be a great addition to the sla community. The first step we took in creating bsu was creating a leadership team. Throughout the last three years my friends and I have worked tirelessly on this team to create a welcoming, productive, celebratory, and educational community within the sla community. My capstone was concerned with laying a strong foundation that will allow the black student union to stand on its own after the leadership team graduates. It began with evaluating and analyzing what the current leadership team has done successfully and where there was a need for improvement. After a lot of reflection and discussions with my team I began researching leadership and team building strategies. I then planned out my own strategy and timeline of steps needed to elect and prepare a new team. I began with having sessions open to anyone interested in being on the leadership team. In those sessions we walked through what leadership looks like for bsu and had each individual articulate what they can contribute. We then held the election, for the president and vice president. I then worked closely with those two to discuss the best way to create a team and discussed the structure of leadership. They then went through an interviewing process and we chose who would fill the other spots in leadership. We have been working since on planning next year’s calendar, goals, and team building. Through this process I’ve learned so much about how important community is and the fragility of creating a culture and trust within a community. I have found through bsu that providing a stage is often more rewarding than being on it. I am also learning how to embrace giving space for others to become the passion and creativity behind the curtain. "Design Matters from the Archive: Simon Sinek." Design Observer. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://designobserver.com/feature/design-matters-from-the-archive-simon-sinek/39904. This source provides information about leadership and team management. I selected this source because I had already heard about the guy being interviewed and I was very curious and interested in his approach on leadership specifically. I also needed to have more strategies on how I would be teaching the new leadership team about leadership as well strategies on how I would lead them. I found this source immensely useful on helping me understand now only these strategies but also rethink my approach. I was thinking about a plethora of pedagogies that I hadn’t considered previously. One limitation was there wasn’t much discussion on the issues of having to constantly change the leadership and voting. Henderson, Ivan. Personal Interview. October 23,2018. This source provides information about leadership and running a non profit that is devoted to young black people. I selected Ivan because I have worked with him in the passed and I know that he has a lot of exposure to what it means to be a leader in various positions as well what it takes to fundraise a cause that seems popular it has a lot of pushback. I found him very useful because he had a lot of wisdom around working with young people and how to keep them motivated and yourself healthy. He gave a lot of tips on self help and self care. The limitation was that he usually works with people who are being paid and I am working with people who are doing this for free. Monava Jones. Personal Interview. December 13,2018. The source knows a lot about website design since she does it for a living. I selected this source because she can give me some unique wisdom as well meaningful insight about how to create websites. This will be a detailed enough information session to help me think through step by step how best to showcase the information I want to advertise. I found this session extremely helpful in understanding what specifically I needed to do to make sure the process was thorough and how to go about it in the most efficient way. One limitation was she often does this for businesses so she had to go out on a limb for some of the advice she gave. "Philadelphia Has a History of Grappling with Teacher Segregation." The Notebook ICal. January 02, 2019. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://thenotebook.org/articles/2018/12/26/philadelphia-has-a-history-of-grappling-with-segregation-of-teachers/. This source provides information about the history of segregation with teachers in Philadelphia. I selected this source because I wanted a context for the current racism at schools in Philadelphia that the bsus that we are partnering with have to deal with. Part of the new mission is being a support for outside bsus in the city. It helps to get a context for the history of racism in the older schools that have had bsus for a long time. This source has helped me understand the history of black children being educated in PHiladelphia. This gives a lot of context for the background of the schools that we plan on partnering with who have a lot of need for a bsu. I have also understood the culture that is the foundation for the current cultures at a lot of predominantly white public schools within the city. The limitations of the source is simply the lack of details. It would be helpful to see how the schools individually reacted to this timeline. "Police Killings of Unarmed Black Americans Affect Mental Health of Black Community – PR News." – PR News. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://www.pennmedicine.org/news/news-releases/2018/june/police-killings-of-unarmed-black-americans-affect-mental-health-of-black-community. This source provides information about the statistics behind the African American community’s relationship with trauma and mental health.I selected this source because I am trying to understand how bsu can be supportive and helpful within the issue of black mental health. This source was helpful because I learned a lot about the amount of people dealing with the issue. I was learning about the sources and how often each trauma was occuring. This information helps me understand and gain more context around how to address the issues within the black community surrounding violence and traumatic events. One limitation was that they did not address any solutions. Robinson, Marc. "The Early History of the UW Black Student Union." Chicano Movement Geography. Accessed January 25, 2019. http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/BSU_beginnings.htm. This source provides information about the UNiversity of Washington’s black student union’s journey into being created and growth. I selected this source because I wanted to learn more about the overarching theme throughout the country in terms of what different schools need from their black student unions. I want to also understand how they handled the difficulties of creating their bsus and how they articulated overcoming them. I was curious about the leadership and how I can apply this to explaining to the incoming leadership team how we can improve. I found this source useful because I was able to apply some of the strategies used to my own journey and thinking about how best to articulate this to the new leadership team. One limitation was there was a lack of examples of how to do this in a high school setting so I had to be creative in applying the information to my own journey. Sinek, Simon. "How Great Leaders Inspire Action." Ted. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action?language=en. This source provides information about how an organization/ group should build their foundation and the order in which they should present their product or their brand. I selected this source because I needed a better understanding of recreating a stronger foundation for the bsu and away I can articulate what we do to donors and the new leadership team. This source was helping me understand the discussion around branding and building up a group/organization. I learned a lot about how I can work with the current leadership team to have more effective sessions. It changed how I think we should plan event and activities. I have a lot of ideas on how we can approach events and ideas going forward. One limitation of this source was that it wasn’t focused specifically on how to do this with groups devoted to minorities and the difficulties surrounding that. Tamir Harper. Personal Interview. January 11,2018. Tamir has a lot of experience as a leader on many student lead boards, panels, and a non profit organization. I chose him because he has a unique experience with working with youth and focusing on issues with minorities within education. He was very helpful in explaining to me the practicalities of planning large events, leading leadership teams and how to stay organized. He talked to me about how to split up the work and delegate to make calendars that flow and the work efficient. One limitation was that he only has one perspective on this he isn’t often in the role of leader and it would be helpful to hear the other side and know what it’s like receiving direction. Teaching Teenagers." Cambridge Core. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://www.cambridge.org/us/cambridgeenglish/teacher-development/teaching-teenagers. This source provides information on materials teachers use for teach development. I selected this source because bsu often works with teachers and we try to tackle teaching certain topics to coincide with the information being taught in class. It would help to add more context to our approach with teaching students content by understanding a plethora of strategies that we can apply to our planning. I found this source useful because it gave me a lot of information on the many things that teachers have to prepare for and be aware of before and while teaching. I was learning about certain strategies with teaching teenagers specifically as well learned some new activities for teaching staff development. One limitation of this source was that it didn’t give thorough examples of classroom content that they were dealing with since we often talk about difficult content. "Why Philadelphia?" Omeka RSS. Accessed January 25, 2019. http://northerncity.library.temple.edu/exhibits/show/civil-rights-in-a-northern-cit/historical-perspective/why-philadelphia-. This source provides information about the history of the black movement in Philadelphia. I selected this source because bsu is interested in reteaching what activism in black history has actually looked like and discussing the complexity of each issue. I found this source useful because it gave me a lot of information on how the Philadelphia community has responded to different kinds of activism over the years. It also gave detailed accounts about different activists that most cites do not go into detail about. One limitation was that there was not much discussion on the actual work within each group and how they tackled an issue which is more towards the work we are interested in .
My capstone revolves around the inquiry of how to remove the negative stigma around bugs and other exotic animals. Going hand in hand with that idea, having an understanding of them would bring awareness to the way we treat the world, which ends up actively affecting the animals and us. Then, I realized that it may be due to a lack of exposure from an early age. Personally from a young age, having these fears inflicted upon myself was a roadblock. Only now developing an understanding of these animals, I wish that I would have learned about them earlier. That encourages my goal of reaching out to younger children. Having an interactive game that incorporates fun facts about said animals will hopefully lead it to become a more embracing subject. During the process of creating this game, I tossed many ideas away trying to find a balance between facts and the idea of it being engaging for the kids. Something that I realized is that when a topic is seen as interesting, the likelihood of it being memorized is much higher. This is when the idea of creating a board game for the two kindergarten classes at D. Newlin Fell Elementary School striked me. Researching the topic of the science behind joyful learning, these games will be incorporated into their play area. As the name suggests, doing so will allow them to gain knowledge each time they play the game. Doing this capstone gave me the realization that people are simply afraid of what they are ignorant of.
I´ve always been an individual wondering what the world was like and how it would run once I was on my own. In school we learn important subjects such as math, history, english, and so forth. While I always felt that these were important subjects that should be required, I always wondered how I would take on the world without any real advice. Not everyone has a companion to teach them. For my 2019 Capstone for senior year, I chose to create a website that is informative relating to what to expect after graduating high school and being your own adult. I collected answers from a survey asking individuals what they knew about information from money, savings, homestay/care, all the way to nutrition. I wanted to create this website for an easy access to some quick questions one might have while discovering life on their own. While being around high schoolers for the past four years, I´ve heard many talk about what it would mean to them to have a lecture for what to expect and how to deal with things as they grow up and take on their own responsibilities. Since the beginning of senior year, I have wanted to this as my capstone. Thinking of an idea was tricky, and I wanted to do something that could really help another student. While creating my website, I did research to collect all of the information needed for my site. I sat and thought about what would really be useful for teenagers and reflected on myself for what I wish I knew.
I wanted to create a capstone that would stay with the SLA community even after I left. After that idea I talked to college counselor, Mrs. Hirschfield. We concluded that the website should be more accessible and visually appealing. I built upon the freshman and sophomore page because the college process shouldn’t start Junior year. After going through what was needed and what needed to be fixed on the old website I made a template that would bring all of my and Mrs. Hirshfield’s ideas together. While making the template I also sent out a survey to understand how the student body felt about the current website and where they wanted it to improve. Most of the students said that the website wasn’t appealing and they could never find anything. They students gave great praise to the content, but also thought that as a freshman they didn’t think the website was for them. The website also has the bulletins in order by date and you can see all of them at once instead of scrolling through a document. Their is a full page of test prep and how to link college board and khan academy. There are videos of seniors going over their college process so that students know what they are headed for their senior year. There’s a video on the homepage that goes over how to navigate the website and if someone is looking for something how to find it. I learned that with this website the college process won’t be that hard.
Link: collegenewsblog.wixsite.com/mysite The link above is to the improved SLA College News Blog. The link will be changed to one bought from Wix Sites. It will also be updated with current information!
“5 Questions To Help You Design an Effective College Website.” Verified Studios, 8 Feb. 2017, www.verifiedstudios.com/effective-college-website/. This article is more about the tech of a website and if it’s marketable. This resource gives a lot of background on how to make your brand create a web presence. It goes in depth with asking the person questions and if this strategy might work for them. For example 47% of people click off a website that takes too long. If websites don’t work well on social media or isn’t presentable on other devices most teens won’t go on it. A website must also have good visuals because most teens don’t read. The article goes over good design. How does your website break up code and how does it go over the information a person is seeking? This a helpful tool for my capstone because it lets me understand how I can improve the design of the current website.
Dix, Willard. “10 Ways To Make The College Application Process Less Painful, More Successful.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 9 Feb. 2016, www.forbes.com/sites/willarddix/2016/02/09/on-your-marks-get-set/#7dbf12557c70. This article goes over the stress of what college does to students and how parents can distress their children. It goes over the process of actually applying to how to not put all the money obligations on the student. This article is specifically for adults. You can see that by how it is directed at what people could say or do and how other adults or parents should refrain from asking about majors and not speaking for you student/child. The first two suggestions are for parents and their students. The article unlike most college processes don’t mention the counselor. Your counselor is your allie and your shield from everything. A lot of people also forget about recommendations although they could save an application. This article will help finalize the content and what should or shouldn’t be stressed in a person’s college process.
“Helping Your Teen Decide What to Do After High School (for Parents).” Edited by Steven Dowshen, KidsHealth, The Nemours Foundation, June 2018, kidshealth.org/en/parents/after-hs.html. Kids Health is a popular website that most adults use for children and then a lot of high school students use the website to help break down certain topics. This particular article talks about how efficient students need to be before junior year. It used to be that students could look for schools a few months before senior year or during senior year. Now schools are harder and they want more than just grades. This article talks more directly about the process of finding schools or what we call “best fit”. Fit means economically, academically and socially. The colleges could mean all three of students and parents likings or some could meet just two. This article breaks down what students need to do and how far in advance. It gives an intro course almost into Sophomore and Junior year. This article will be more of a background on what students need. In my capstone it will not be anything big since I have the resources that go over this topic.
Hess, Abigail. “The FAFSA Is Now Open-Here’s Why Every Student Should Fill It Out.” CNBC, CNBC, 2 Oct. 2018, www.cnbc.com/2017/09/28/why-every-student-should-fill-out-the-fafsa.html. This article from CNBC goes over why students of every economical background should fill out FAFSA. FAFSA is a way colleges and universities know how much financial aid to give a student and certain students are eligible for what is called a pell grant. A Pell Grant is given to people who make under $30,000 a year. CNBC brings up the fact that people who make a lot of money may not want to apply because they will only receive loans, but the contonter argument is that child can be independent and receive money next year. The FAFSA is a universal financial aid that many students don’t want to fill out, but most schools require that you do. With my capstone I hope to make this very apparent and explain FAFSA in a more detailed way and lay out a students many options.
Hirschfield, Karina. Personal Interview. 23 January 2019 Ms. Hirschfield is a college counselor with Science Leadership Academy. She is currently the only college counselor of Philadelphia that has a CAL Program or College Access Leaders. Ms. Hirschfield will help with my website for the college magazine.
“Home.” PhillyGoes2College.Org, phillygoes2college.org/. “Philly Goes 2 College” is another nonprofit in Philadelphia that helps middle school, high school, and adults with higher education/learning. This website breaks down a lot of the necessary tools for the college process. It gives information on financial aid, conversations about which college to choose, how to find money outside of what schools can give and they break everything down by grade. This site is visually appealing and you can find everything easily. This website also has scholarships which allows parents to use this site for their high school student who is less fortunate. I will use this source has reference for my website and magazine. The content is strong, but more geared towards adults.
Hoover, Eric. “What They Want .” The New York Times, 1 Nov. 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/education/edlife/what-college-admissions-wants.html. The New York Times wrote an article on what colleges want. It isn’t a spelled out of each college in America, but it goes over key points and how times are changing. The overarching information is that colleges no longer want the student with the highests test-scores or the biggest gpa. Colleges and universities want a well-rounded individual that cannot just add to their community, but also set their school up for success. Each new freshmen admitted is a person who can market their school. If a student isn’t a good representation of the school you probably shouldn’t be there. This article also pinpoints that the college process is insensitive. If you aren’t the student their looking for then that isn’t the school for you. The article does a deep dive into how colleges are trying to go beyond the classroom to find the perfect student by adding different requirements on their college admissions materials. Some schools are allowing portfolios to see if students are good presenters. This article gives me a good insight into the application process which could add a lot to any website or magazine on the college process.
Mayfield, Lindsey, and Julie Mayfield. “7 Tips To Make a College Decision as a Family.” U.S. News & World Report, U.S. News & World Report, www.usnews.com/education/blogs/twice-the-college-advice/2012/03/13/7-tips-to-make-a-college-decision-as-a-family. The US News is a good source for the college process, but this blog specifically talks about the decision of choosing the place you live for four years. Every college is different and this article directly says “There is probably more than one school at which you can thrive.” This a very important thing that most seniors don’t realise. This article goes on to say that seniors must beware that you have to eat, sleep and communicate at the school you go to. The article breaks down choosing a school from a money perspective that no matter your circumstance the amount of aid you receive is an input into your school choice. The current magazine on the college process goes over a list for choosing the best school. The thing that needs to be improved is in this article; it needs to be for students and students have to relate to it. They don’t want a whole bunch of questions they won’t someone to spell things out for them. I’m specifically going to use this resource to help students choose a school through the website and magazine I am doing.
Selingo, Jeffrey. “Colleges Are Tracking Prospective Students’ Digital Footprints.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 17 Apr. 2017, www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/04/how-colleges-find-their-students/522516/. This article gave an insight into what most colleges/universities are looking for. The article first follows Saint Louis University which had a demographic that wasn’t very diverse and they all came from the same area. The reason a lot of schools are trying to broaden their demographics is because their graduation rates are decreasing. A colleges graduation rate is very important because it shows the type of students that go their. This article specifically went over how a school like Saint Louis increased their graduation rate and a broader demographic by buying from big data or high school students. A lot colleges get 40% of their information from SAT’s and ACT test when students feel out surveys about majors and different schools. This data allowed schools to know which students they want and which students they need. A lot of schools used this data and now have 20% of students who are eligible for pell grants which means more colleges or universities accept students who make less than $30,000 a year. This information from this article would most likely go on the website I will create because it will give an insight into a college mind and how they market to students. This also allows high school students to know that colleges are look at you when they send you marketable things or even emails.
“Step Up to College.” Home - Philadelphia Futures, www.philadelphiafutures.org/publications/step-up-to-college-guide. The Philadelphia Futures is a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia that has a college process magazine called “Step Up to College.” This source will help me better understand the college process on an educational level other than a personal. I can use resources and explanations on their website for my college process magazine. This source also gives me insight into what high school students want in a magazine and on a website and what is beneficial to donors and adults.
Adolescent Doctor Steven Smitcht
He is my doctor and I will be interviewing him and asking for his honest and professional opinion. This will really help me because I need professional opinions on talking to your kids about sex. I will also be asking him about any teenage drug abuse that he has seen and some of the signs of teenage drug addiction because I know that parents don’t to just hear from me. They want to hear from someone that has been to college for these things and have degrees.
Community Service Director Kayla
I am interviewing Kayla because she works with troubled youth that has dealt with drug addiction in teens. She takes troubled teens that have been through a lot and has them do community service and also talk to other troubled teens. I know that is something that would be good for my pamphlet because it kills two birds in one stone. I know that parents may want to get their child involved in this program.
Chanell.baylor. "National Helpline." Stages of Community Readiness | SAMHSA. May 14, 2014. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline.
The reason behind me using this source is because some kids don’t have someone to talk to about the things that they may be going through. There are sometimes deeper reasons behind kids trying and abusing drugs. Some kids could be going through many different things that they don’t know how cope with. They turn to using drugs and then as time progresses it turns into drug abuse. This will be one of my resources in my pamphlet. This is one of the things that kids can use as many times that they would like and at any time of the day.
Eyre, Linda. "How to Talk to Your Child About Sex: It's Best to Start Early, but It's Never Too Late -- A Step-by-Step Guide for Every Age." Amazon. November 29, 1999. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://www.amazon.com/Talk-Child-About-Step-Step/dp/1582380570.
This is a book that is found on Amazon that will mainly be geared to parents. I will also be using this inside of my pamphlet. This book tells parents the many different ways that they can approach their child about sex. She explains that it is a very important conversation that needs to be held with your child. This will be one of those things that will back up one of my opinions. I myself will talk about my feelings behind talking to your child and how my grandmother explained these things to me.
Office of Adolescent Health. "Pennsylvania Adolescent Reproductive Health Facts." HHS.gov. May 30, 2017. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/facts-and-stats/national-and-state-data-sheets/adolescent-reproductive-health/pennsylvania/index.html.
In my pamphlet, I know that I need to have real statistics and also have facts. This website gives information that is needed to back up my teen pregnancy argument. I want parents to talk to their kids about protected sex and the resources they can use in order to prevent teen pregnancy and hopefully with using this website and the information on it I can convince parents that talking to their kids can have these rates go down. They have the race and also the ages that teen pregnancy is most common as well. They give different years and their pregnancy rates at the time.
Parenthood, Planned. "Birth Control Methods & Options | Types of Birth Control." Planned Parenthood. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/birth-control.
Birth control is one of the best things to prevent teen pregnancy. This is one of the sources that I will be using in my pamphlet for the students to educate teenage girls about birth control. This website explains the many different types of birth control as well as its side effects. Planned Parenthood allows teenage girls especially minors get free birth control. They also don’t need parents permission and they won’t turn you down if you don’t have health insurance. This is one of those things that allow young women to feel like they have some freedom over their bodies without having to go to their parents.
Parenthood, Planned. "STD Testing, Treatment & Vaccines Services." Planned Parenthood. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/get-care/our-services/std-testing-treatment-vaccines.
This will be in the students and the parent's pamphlet. I decided to use it in the students because Planned Parenthood allows teenagers to get free STD testing. This is a completely confidential process. They allow you to use your information and things like that when results come back. They also provide medicine to treat certain STDs for free as well. I decided to put this in the parents' pamphlet too because I feel like parents should read up about the resources that are out there for their children. I also feel like parents can take advantage of this as well.
"Philadelphia Substance Abuse Therapist - Substance Abuse Therapist Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania - Substance Abuse Counseling Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania." Psychology Today. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/substance-abuse/pa/philadelphia.
This website will be inside the students and parents pamphlets. I decided to put this in the students is because I want them to be able to contact someone for help if they end up seeing that they need help on their own. I feel as though most of the time people don’t see when they are abusing drugs but maybe if someone sees this link and just sat back and think about their activities they may see that they have been using drugs more than recreational. I want this for parents because they most likely will be the one noticing something that is off with their child and can contact these health professionals.
"Talk to Your Kids about Sex." Healthfinder.gov. Accessed January 25, 2019. https://healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/parenting/healthy-communication-and-relationships/talk-to-your-kids-about-sex.
Although I have a resource close to this one, I decided that this will be a good source as well for parents because this website give different pointers and different ways to talk to your child. They give bullet points on different ways to talk depending on the way your child takes certain information. In this they also explain why talking to your child really makes a difference and that is something that I really wanted inside of my pamphlet. This website also gives different websites that talk about STDs very detailedly
Sex education teacher Pia Martin
I will be interviewing Mrs.Martin because she teaches sexual education to high schoolers. She talks about many different STDs and outcomes of unprotected sex. She talks about the different birth controls and places you can get them. She talks about teen drug addiction and drug addiction in general. She speaks about the real problems that people she knows has encountered.
For my capstone, I spent the year working on SLA’s Community Involvement Club (CIC). I scheduled volunteer opportunities that have more meaning, trained underclassmen to take over the club after I graduate, and creating a more organized system of informing students about upcoming events by making a website. The mission is to create a strong CIC staff that can reinforce the system I have been putting into place, all in hopes to improve the club and create a system that will serve the community. During CIC staff meetings, I make lesson plans for them, we brainstorm, and work on upcoming events. I have been curating a “master club document” and a club google drive folder with all the clubs contacts, advice, and steps to take. My guiding question for my capstone is “how can I create a lasting impact on the community in Philadelphia and SLA” During this capstone, I learned about how to improve my leadership skills. It was also rewarding to teach these lessons for the team and make sure they get something out of it. The most challenging part of my capstone process was having to find organizations in Philadelphia that make a real difference with organizations that fight for the homeless, rights for communities including people of color and LGBTQ+, and more. I wrote some personal reflection along with interviews from the CIC team, speaking about their experience as a leader and volunteer.
The website is constantly being updated with new events or lack thereof after the event passes and it is not necessary to promote any longer. On this website, you can find some pictures from this year's events under gallery and interviews with all the staff.
Link to the website- https://kgucciardikriegh19.wixsite.com/mysite
Bertram, Joyce. “How volunteerism can change your world” TEDxVilnius. May 5 2015.
I have been apart of the Community Involvement Club at SLA since freshman year and led the club junior and senior year, this video was a nice reminder of why we volunteer and it expanded my ideas of why helping others is important. Something I discussed with my mentor is the importance of having a strong mission statement and this video gave me a lot of ideas on what could be included in one for CIC. It also expanded my knowledge behind why people volunteer. This video is what CIC is about and an inspiring message to get students to help. The speaker at this TEDtalk has gone on lots of mission trips and works at a non-profit where she gets volunteers to go on the trip.
Boyer, Nicole. “Encourage The Young Ones: Inspiring Students To Volunteer” Sadiq, Basil, Volunteer Match, January 9th 2017. https://blogs.volunteermatch.org/engagingvolunteers/2017/01/09/encourage-the-young-ones-inspiring-students-to-volunteer/
This website gave me ideas on ways to advertise volunteering to students. It expanded my perspective as to why it is important for students in particular to serve the community. It targets six different strategies and key components to making volunteering accessible and exciting to students. This site is practical to my capstone since it is tips for students. The tips given seem realistic for my project and I hope to implement some of them to my leadership skills. It gave me the idea to have some meetings with the Community Involvement Club staff and give them this information for this year and after I have graduated. The thing is, this source has great ideas but I want the SLA students to really want to volunteer. This source is very dedicated to volunteering and provides expertise on how to run non-profit organizations and ways to help locally.
Daugherty, Sue. “Food is Medicine” MANNA, Philadelphia
MANNA is really what inspired me to change the way the CIC club was organized last year. A big part of the change is finding more meaningful volunteer events to advertise. We currently have two dates for 10 SLA students per day to go work at the MANNA food kitchen close to the Franklin Institute in February. I hope the event is successful and we are able to form a relationship with them and help more people there in the future. This is an example of a local non-profit we are trying to help this year. MANNA has been accredited non-profit in Philadelphia since 1990.
Kuzma, Kay. “What Makes a Team Strong” Project Appleseed. September 1992.
While the majority of my capstone is creating a strong leadership team but this site provided me with more information about what makes a large group of people function. The CIC staff will benefit from the other tips about leadership but this source is more about the importance of organization and how to start creating systems that work for a large group of people. These are generally good skills for everyone involved in CIC to have moving forward. Project Appleseed is a nationwide non-profit that specifically helps volunteers. They specialize in educating people and hosting events on how to be a leader and help others.
“Making a difference through volunteers and nonprofit careers” Learn How to Become.
The majority of my project surrounds itself with SLA students and young people. This website provided me with more personal information. Currently, I am going into college undecided and nonprofit work is something for me to consider. This website really broke down my understanding regarding what that would mean for my future. This is something I could tell my CIC staff about if they are interested. This also provided me insight about where we are volunteering and what that means to the company involved. Learn How to Become always bases information on career experts, data, and primary sources. They are always up-to-date and is a frequent resource at Duke University, Stanford University, and more.
Reid, Stephanie. “Find Your Path to Civic Engagement” Serve Philadelphia.
A large component of research for my capstone has been finding events. I have to keep in mind that the majority of us are under eighteen, we are unable to volunteer during school hours, and students at SLA come from all different areas and it would be helpful to help in a central location. This is just one of the government websites that I have found that work to help people locally. This provided me with more trustworthy websites to consult or non-profit leaders I am able to reach out to in the future. Last year, during the colder months, we hosted a school bake sale and donated the money to the National Immigration Law Center and I think doing in school events would be a convenient way for students to help out this winter.
“Serve Your Community- Cities” National Community and Service/ Americorps and Senior Corps
Moving forward with writing my report, this site could be useful because it has volunteering statics about Philadelphia. This will most likely come up when writing my report and even if it does not it gave me information about Philadelphia residents helpful behavior that I found really interesting. I can talk about how even if people do not serve the community they do other things to help each other everyday. Since the premise of my project is helping people, this is generally good information to know. This information is from the National Community and Service that reports data and groups of people that are in need such as veterans.
“The Core Leadership Skills You Need in Every Role” Center for Creative Leadership, 2017.
Since a large aspect of my capstone focuses on becoming a stronger leader myself and then working to train underclassmen to lead the club after I graduate, I need to dive deeper into what makes a strong and reliable leader. These tips are accessible to read and reasonable goals for us to follow which will make it easy for me to present to the CIC staff. This inspired me to present this information to them during meetings in the spring. The Center for Creative Leadership is globally recognized for promoting the power of leadership and works on teaching it to people.
Winerman, Lea. “Helping Others, Helping Ourselves” No 11, Volume 37. Page 38. American Psychological Association, December 2006.
This topic does not necessarily relate to my capstone project directly but it did give me a deeper understanding of the motives and psychology behind volunteering. It explained how in the human brain, there is a balance between actually having the compelling feeling to helping others and doing nice things to feel good about yourself. This is not something I will be presenting in my capstone but it expanded my thinking beyond my personal motive which is to actually help others. The American Psychological Association was founded at Clark University in 1892 and they are the largest professional organization of physcology.
Wu, Huiting. “Social Impact of Volunteerism” Points of Light Institute, Atlanta Georgia, August 30 2011.
This was one of the most useful resources for my project. It targets the different aspects of volunteering, meaning how it affects those volunteer, the economy, nonprofits, and the people that are receiving the help. It mostly explained how it affects the people volunteering which is the basis of my project and how much it would help to create a more social atmosphere and make a club where everyone knows each other. It also provided me with some personal knowledge about the business side of non-profit work. This inspired me to think about asking teachers again if they would be interested in sponsoring our club. Right now we have a teacher sponsor but I am going to look for someone dedicated to volunteering like we had a few years ago. Points of Light Institute is a trusted non-profit started by George H. W. Bush and works to provide people with advice on how to solve social problems in our community.