Youth Summit 2011 Action Step Update


All of our Youth Summit students from this past summer had to complete an “Action Step Contract” before leaving us. Each student committed to a minimum of one action step they would complete within 3-9 months.

On Monday, Lindy Wood, our Education and Outreach Manager, sent out her first 3-month Action Step check-in to each of the “summiteers” from the first session. (She will check in with each session at 3 months, 6 months and 9 months.)

We thought you'd be interested in knowing what some of them have been up to:

Rachel Beard championed her school being chosen for FalCan and will lead that effort on campus. She has just returned her application to volunteer at the PRC with her mom and to volunteer at the FalCan event in November. (Dutchtown High School)

Jason Choi is working with his Beta Club to sponsor and organize a food drive at his school to benefit ACFB, and plans to organize a team for Hunger Walk 2012. (North Gwinnett High School)

Sona Rao picked up a collection barrel in July and has been collecting school supplies for KIN (over 200 items collected already). She has just launched a service club at her school and will expand the school supply drive with her school starting next week. She is also going to organize a Hunger Walk team at her school. (Kennesaw Mountain High School)

Katrina Hazim makes sandwiches weekly with a group at school, and delivers them and tutors kids at a family shelter each Friday. (Lovett School)

Evan Daniels continues to work on his very own Boxes for the Homeless project- has just acquired a space in his church to help with that effort.(Stephenson High School)

Sanaya Gandhi has just been appointed by her school to lead and organize the Hunger Walk effort and will be creating a Hunger Walk Team. (Blessed Trinity).

Ameet Kallarackal volunteered for the Autotrader/Chevrolet event at Turner Field during Hunger Action Month. (Blessed Trinity)

Additionally, from sessions 2 and 3-

Raigon Wilson is working with the YELLS afterschool program in Marietta and with 21st Century Leaders- promoting hunger education and hunger fighting efforts. I worked with her YELLS group a couple of Saturdays ago- helping her rally her troops to address hunger issues. She also volunteered at the AutoTrader event at Turner Field (Marietta High School).

Urvashi Pandya is busy volunteering weekly with SEWA, a group that works with the Bhutanese refugee community. She helps with kids in an afterschool program and is proposing the launch of a community garden within the community. (Northview High School)

Haritha Pavuluri who was supposed to come to the second session, but couldn't, set up a time to meet me here at the Food Bank back in August. She is now organizing several education and food drive efforts with her school (Chattahoochee High School in N. Fulton) and with the public libraries in North Fulton.

How awesome are these teens?