Ideas del sur de Texas

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Detalles - Imagen del proyecto
The picture uploaded represents the logo for the upcoming non-profit that creates an annual border festival.
Injusticia - Importancia
The stigma created by the national news on immigration and border wars has created a negative outlook on what the border region of South Texas is "supposed" to be. Therefore, causing young adults to drift away from their background and not seek a certain pride in their culture and stray away from community outreach and activism. With all the recent issues being highlighted in our area about border crossings and wall debates, there is no better time than now to teach teenagers about standing up for their beliefs and embracing their passions to create positive change.
Injusticia - Quién afectó
Young adults in high school through college are the main target audience ranging from 14-19 years old.
Injusticia: cómo se ve afectada
Young adults are the first people to be affected by the news because they have access to social media. They are in the age where they are accepting who they are and developing themselves. It's time to teach them to not be embarrassed but empowered to defy the statistics and facts imposed on them and show what the border region of South Texas is truly like.
Injusticia - Quién Causa
The national news outlets and politicians are the ones that spread the false statements and cause the stigma to start and spread.
Injusticia - Por qué
South Texas is a small region that not many people understand unless they come here and see how life is really like. The only way to fix the false statements and mindsets is to change the perspective.
Declaración inicial del problema
Quiero capacitar a los adultos jóvenes para que adopten la cultura, la comunidad y la identidad únicas que solo se encuentran a lo largo de la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos en el sur de Texas.
Comentarios iniciales sobre el problema
My injustice has upgraded to become the discrimination and lack of knowledge on border regions that causes a lack of pride and identity within young adults along the Mexican-American border.
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Tue, 04 / 13 / 2019 - 18: 48
Entrevista - Quién
Teenagers ranging from 16 year old to 18 year old
Entrevista: cómo se sienten
All of them agree that teenagers have the potential to do so much more despite their age. The border region we live in is far from the current status our nation is in considering certain issues like feminism and activism. We need to learn how to grow and share our voice with the outlets available to us.
Entrevista - Cuán afectado
These teenagers are the center of the whole injustice as they are part of the festival I lead and understand how important it is to stand up and share your ideas. They agree that other kids in our area need to be given this opportunity to learn about their background and be proud of who they are because, within that, they can truly find passion and incite change in our community with their ideas.
Entrevista: por qué se sienten así
Being a part of our festival team that works alongside the same mission, they were able to learn the significance of embracing culture, community, and identity. They understand both sides of the issue and know what it feels like to want to leave behind the stigma and conversely want to defy it.
Entrevista - Cuán involucrado
All the teenagers interviewed hope to help aid the leadership summit and the movement within teaching others the reality of the border region and all it has to offer.
Causa principal
Students are not being taught about important resources in area, Important aspects of border region are not highlighted greatly, issues are seen as adult-oriented not kid-friendly, no trust in young generation, leadership is not a core value
Perspicacia compasiva - Injusticia
falta de orgullo fronterizo
Perspicacia compasiva - Dirección
cómo ser un hacedor de cambios y habilidades de liderazgo
Perspicacia compasiva - Acción
creando una cumbre de liderazgo para adultos jóvenes en la región del sur de Texas
Perspicacia compasiva - Comentarios
Hi Abigail! I'm Fish from the Peace First team and I'm here to give you feedback on your Compassionate Insight.

Estoy aprobando su comprensión compasiva para que pueda comenzar a construir su plan. A medida que avanza, las herramientas de Plan en la siguiente sección lo ayudarán a crear un Plan de acción para darle vida a su proyecto. Para seguir siendo elegible para la subvención Power of Youth Accelerator de $ 5,000, debe enviar su plan antes del 15 de abril. Una vez que aprobemos su plan, podrá enviar su presupuesto y la solicitud de mini-subvención por hasta $ 250.

Al planificar el cronograma de su proyecto, es posible que también desee tener en cuenta que para ser elegible para la subvención de $ 5,000, querrá planificar la realización de su proyecto y enviar su Reflexión antes del 30 de junio.

Abigail - I'm really excited by your insight. It sounds like you have a big and exciting vision for helping young people in your community feel supported, empowered, and proud -- and how you can make it happen. We have your back, all the way - you just have to let us know what you need.

One thing I'm not sure I understand yet -- and I hope you'll share more about this so others can understand too -- is how "lack of border pride" is an injustice. What is it about lack of pride that is (or contributes to) an injustice? I have a lack of pride in my hometown Oakland Raiders, but that's not an injustice. We define an injustice as something that causes serious harm and/or affects people or groups of people disproportionately. So what's the harm being caused? Is it that the lack of pride in the diversity of your community is causing division or discrimination? That the lack of pride is causing your community to be misunderstood or mistreated by outsiders? That the lack of pride is making students feel less empowered? I really want to understand -- and others will too.

For the next part of your insight -- it seems like you're saying that the lack of pride is due to the fact that students don't know how to be everyday leaders and changemakers -- that if they did, they'd help create a sense of community pride. I'd love to hear more about why you think that -- what the connection is between leadership, community pride, and justice -- but I think it makes sense to me.

And finally - I love the last part of your insight. Clear, actionable, connected to your root cause. And I see, from the work you've done talking to others, that you are great at hearing other people's ideas and bringing them together -- so I imagine you're doing a lot of great work with other folks to plan this Summit (I love the logo, too!).

We're here to help as you build out your plan. Let me know any questions you have. One thing to keep in mind as you go: How can you make sure that STXnow draws a wide array of people from the community, including and especially young people who don't yet see themselves as leaders? I visit a lot of youth leadership conferences that always seem to have the same people (or same type of people). I can see that you value inclusion and imagine that you want to buck this trend. Let me know if you want to kick around ideas.

Can't wait to see your plan!
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Wed, 04 / 03 / 2019 - 08: 01
Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my Compassionate Insight :) I will definitely build off of what you said and improve the parts that need more definition!
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Tue, 04 / 13 / 2019 - 18: 44
Plan - Metas
- Reciba a 50 jóvenes adultos apasionados en nuestro festival local el 27 de abril de 2019
- Crear un equipo de egresados ​​consciente de las habilidades necesarias para convertirse en líderes efectivos y eficientes en la sociedad actual.
- Encuesta a los miembros jóvenes de organizaciones sin fines de lucro y comprenda lo que sienten y abordan el término de un líder como
- Planifique el calendario de la conferencia y qué actividades exactas y aspectos presupuestarios deben ser atendidos.
- Concéntrese en un ambiente verdaderamente reflexivo y alegre durante la cumbre / conferencia para permitir que los adultos jóvenes comprendan la situación profesional e importante.
- Genere una oleada de confianza y orgullo en los participantes de la conferencia a medida que aprenden más sobre sí mismos y el mundo que los rodea.
Plan - Compasión
perfeccionar las habilidades de liderazgo efectivo y los aspectos que muchos adultos jóvenes no han practicado para generar cambios. Enseñaremos a nuestros participantes sobre el origen de nuestra frontera y cómo comenzó el estigma en primer lugar.
Plan - Coraje
Elegir cambiar la mentalidad que la gente tiene sobre mi hogar en la frontera es una hazaña extrema que requerirá mucho trabajo duro y determinación. Muchos adultos creen que los adolescentes como yo no deberíamos tener voz en asuntos importantes como la inmigración porque somos jóvenes. Sin embargo, la realidad es que la edad no tiene relevancia, es la experiencia y la pasión lo que se necesita para vencer las probabilidades y realmente hacer un cambio en la comunidad de uno.
Planificar - Colaborar
La conferencia estará dirigida por mi hermana, una consejera escolar y un grupo de exalumnos de 5 personas. Estas personas serán el equipo de la conferencia que garantizará el flujo de la agenda y el plan para empoderar a la próxima generación de líderes.
Plan - Dirección
Se realizará una serie de encuestas y entrevistas / conversaciones informales antes, durante y después del proceso para ver exactamente cómo la conferencia está afectando a los participantes y si estamos marcando una diferencia en la mentalidad que perciben los adultos jóvenes. Esta retroalimentación nos ayudará a ajustar ciertas partes y mejorar nuestros esfuerzos futuros.
Planificar - Pasos
Anunciar conferencia
Planifique la agenda del evento
Elija participantes
Compre artículos y cosas necesarias para que el evento sea un éxito.
Entrevistar a los participantes antes de la conferencia y durante la semana.
Llevar a cabo actividades y lecciones centradas en el desarrollo de habilidades y la colaboración de los adultos jóvenes.
Recopile ideas y comentarios sobre lo que necesitamos para crecer y lo que hicimos bien
Mida más adelante en el futuro cómo los adultos jóvenes se vieron afectados por la cumbre
Plan - Comentarios
Hi Emily! Thanks for submitting this plan. I love it - and I'm advancing you to apply for a mini-grant.

We're really excited to have you start this club. A few things I think are great about your plan: you're leading with listening first and understanding what students need, rather than trying to decide what everyone needs on your own. And you're reaching out beyond your own circles -- to the whole school and specifically to people who may not have their own strong support systems.

One of the things that will be important to do, as you go along and in your reflection, is share with other students: what are you learning? What makes people feel separated in your school? What do they want to see in a club to address this? What solutions have you identified and how are you implementing them? Sharing these with us as you go along as 'updates' will be awesome.

Also -- think a bit about how you'll measure 'a happier school environment.' What does this mean and how can you track it? Will you use surveys? Will you reflect on your own experiences? We want to be sure you *know* that you made change - and we're happy to help you think about what tools will ensure that!

Keep going. Submit your mini-grant. Talk and listen to others and create space for people to feel connected. We are here to help you, every step of the way.

Thanks for what you are doing!
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Tue, 04 / 13 / 2019 - 20: 19
Detalles: país (obsoleto)
Estados Unidos
Detalles: ubicación (obsoleta)
South Texas Border Region
Subvención - Recurso
Convention Food
Supplies to be given to participants
Marketing y diseño
Artículos de promoción
Grant - Confirmar edad
Concesión - Confirmar uso
Concesión - Confirmar inicio
Concesión - Confirmar finalización
Subvención - Confirmar informe
Subvención - Comentarios
Hola Abigail,

¡Felicidades! ¡Su mini-beca ha sido aprobada! Estamos emocionados de apoyar su proyecto con una subvención. Una vez que agregue los detalles de su pago, trabajaremos para entregarle su subvención durante las próximas dos semanas.

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Tue, 04 / 16 / 2019 - 13: 40
Pago - Afiliado a PF
Pago - Cuenta bancaria
Pago - E-Check
Pago: aceptar los términos
Subvención - Total
Thu, 06 / 27 / 2019 - 11: 59
My project was a rollercoaster ride of balancing all the tasks I had as not only a student, but as a leader to my organization. However, I would not have it any other way. Although, the stage has ended and I have passed down my position due to my matriculation into college, I want to share the crazy journey that has made me who I am today!

Peacefirst has given me the opportunity to do more for my community by doing projects in my organization that would connect to the people that shared the "border life", and taught others outside of South Texas what it's like to live in such a culturally diverse area just 15 mins away from the MX-AM border. From here, I will share all that has been able to occur with Peacefirst's support!
Thu, 06 / 27 / 2019 - 12: 09
A project my organization has had before was the "STXi Podcast." I was excited to see where the project would go, but soon after the podcast launched the "voice" of the project got busy and wasn't able to continue on.

I was able to not only start it up again but find a person passionate enough to start a new one called "The Wrong Chat," centered on talking about issues that the youth feels we should know about and discuss openly without the judgement of adults. I am proud to have been able to help start it and can't wait to see where it goes!!

link is down below if you want to listen!
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Thu, 06 / 27 / 2019 - 12: 15
The website and design team of my organization is centered on completing the tasks that pertain to updating information on our website ( or designing important documents or presentations we need.

For the festival, one of the main members asked if they could paint a butterfly to symbolize the immigrants that cross the border for a better life, much like the monarchs we see every Spring. Honestly, I couldn't see it done any other way...

Its meaning transcends just the simple cardboard and acrylic paint you see.
Thu, 06 / 27 / 2019 - 14: 00
Along the festival journey, I did a lot of engagement with other youth in and outside of my school to understand what they love about their community, what passions they hold, and how they plan to do so. In the picture sent, the youth helping us with some festival preparation were starred in our festival intro video and were not part of our team, but their passion to do so much for our community was there. They knew that our border town was "boring," but they had plans to go beyond the perspective and follow their dreams no matter what.

I am glad to say that talking to them was probably an eye opening experience for me, realizing that there are so many hopeful young adults out there that just need to keep going, believing, and working hard.
Thu, 06 / 27 / 2019 - 14: 06
The day of the festival, everyone had to get to the venue super early to finish preparation! The picture shown below holds three of the most hardworking team members in my team that helped put everything together. Their perspectives, experiences, and help has helped put everything together and definitely made me a stronger leader.

The balloons on the side were actually a last minute decor idea that could not have been able to put together without Peacefirst's help. A member in my team knew how to put them together surprisingly and needed some help to buy balloons and string. Who knew that it was so easy to put together?
Thu, 06 / 27 / 2019 - 14: 09
April 27th, 2019 was the day that all our hard work paid off and it was definitely a day that I will cherish forever.
About 200 young adults from all over South Texas attended and the intimate nature of the audience this time around was truly amazing! I am so glad to have gone through this journey and I am grateful to have had Peacefirst support me through it.
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Reflexionar - Profundizar
Los proyectos que llevamos a cabo ayudaron a mi equipo a convertir sus ideas en realidad al crear las cosas que sabían que podrían impactar no solo a ellos mismos, sino a los asistentes y personas de nuestra comunidad que podrían verlo. La vida en la frontera se considera aburrida y pesada solo porque no hay pasión o entusiasmo por hacer grandes cosas. Completar este proyecto nos ha permitido a mi equipo y a mí aprender sobre la gran importancia de los inmigrantes en nuestra área y cómo honrarlos (alas de monarca). También pudimos poner en marcha un nuevo podcast con más planificación y significado para avanzar hacia el futuro.
Reflexionar - Cambiar
Los proyectos que completamos se realizaron de acuerdo con nuestro festival local que hicimos con la esperanza de que se muestren para que los asistentes disfruten y aprendan. Realmente creo que abrir nuevas vías para que las personas aprendan ha permitido que las personas se sientan más inspiradas y abiertas al pensar en nuestra área. Nuestro festival fue pequeño, pero íntimo y permitió a la gente seguir su propia curiosidad por el festival. De las encuestas que tomamos al final, una estadística se destaca para mí, la determinación de hacer más en su comunidad se calificó en un 97%. Aunque no puedo dar la vuelta y ver el cambio físico que ocurrió, la mentalidad de la nueva generación está cambiando y se está volviendo abierta a buscar otras perspectivas distintas a la propia y ese no es solo el propósito real con el que comencé el proyecto, sino el organización este año también.
Reflexiona - Cuántos
Reflexiona: cuántos explicados
En total, el Festival STXi contó con la asistencia de unas 240 personas para asistir, ser voluntarias y coordinar. 240 personas fueron las que nos acompañaron en nuestro tan esperado viaje al escenario ya que pudimos compartir nuestros proyectos (alas y podcast). Nuestro podcast también pudo competir en el concurso de podcasts de NPR, otorgándonos una mención de honor. El poder de la tecnología nos ha dejado con una cantidad incierta de personas que sabemos que pudieron escuchar sobre nuestro episodio centrado en la inmigración.
Reflexionar - Personas afectadas
La injusticia de no comprender la cultura, la comunidad y la identidad únicas de la frontera tuvo que ser entendida primero por mi equipo, ya que todos fuimos afectados por ella desde una edad temprana. Sin embargo, coordinando los detalles del festival pude ver y comprender los sentimientos y la experiencia que tuvo mi equipo. Ver a la gente sentirse inspirada, apasionada y sin miedo a salir de su zona de confort y aprender fue nostálgico y cambió la vida. Todos estábamos en sus pasos una vez antes, inconscientes de las posibilidades y oportunidades. Sin embargo, ahora es seguro decir que estamos muy lejos de donde comenzamos.
Reflexiona - Aprende
Tener un equipo de 40 personas significa encontrar diferentes personalidades, actitudes y éticas laborales. A lo largo de la progresión del proyecto, creo que el equipo pudo comprender la verdadera culminación de ideas y pasiones únicas que se unieron para hacer que todo este proyecto sucediera y las respetara. Además, aprender cómo cada persona en nuestra área comparte esa misma característica de diferencia, pero nuestra misión es ayudarlos a realizar su potencial. Nuestro trabajo no es juzgar, sino empoderar a aquellos que necesitan el impulso para hacer más y hacerse cargo de las oportunidades.
Reflexionar - Desafíos
Como adolescentes en la escuela secundaria, la multitarea y el manejo del estrés son definitivamente dos desafíos cruciales que tenemos que enfrentar y controlar bajo presión. No solo tenemos que trabajar en una organización, festival y proyectos, sino también metas y tareas académicas. Con respecto al proyecto específicamente, la necesidad de seguir adelante con los planes y no posponer las cosas fue un problema importante. Sin embargo, pudimos llevar a cabo estos desafíos y vencerlos trabajando juntos y enfocándonos en nuestro objetivo principal. Comprender el propósito con el que comenzó nuestro proyecto nos ayudó principalmente a mantenernos firmes y conectados para completar nuestros objetivos finales.
Reflexionar - Otros
Design: I held meetings with specific team members that expressed interest in carrying out the role of collaborating and managing the progress of the project. Both the podcast and the wings project were brought to light and advocated for by specific people that had amazing ideas and commitment within my organization. Therefore, they helped produce the end goal by ultimately helping make the project successful.
Carrying Out: Besides team members that designed, many team members were there for the festival by welcoming attendees and watching over special guest speakers and activity workshops. This may seem like a trivial job, but the only reason why everything is able to run is because of the people who help carry out the plan in motion as helpers.
Reflexionar - Esperanzas futuras
I hope to continue outreach in our local area of the South Texas region to ultimately become an important symbol of what our area represents. I want all the youth to be empowered to do big things and to never feel ashamed of representing the border towns we live in. There is no shame in speaking Spanish. There is no shame in being who you are.
Eventually, I hope for the festival to gain new projects with meaningful purposes to convey. I want the festival to grow in numbers, but focus on an intimate and personal effect to grab the audience attention.
Although, going away to college will affect my ability to foresee the future of the project, I want to follow through and continue with fostering leadership skills in potential youth leaders in my community to become motivated and powerful citizens knowledgeable about the world around them.
Reflexionar - Soporte futuro
South Texas Ideas will no longer be a non-profit I run completely as I am no longer a high school student and have appointed new leaders, but I am working on creating a non-profit focused on another issue relevant to perspective. I want to startup an organization that helps kids become logical, motivated, and powerful leaders. Looking at how I am going to expand from this project, I want to deepen my learning from this to now go into specifics of empowering the future generation of creators, thinkers, and leaders of the world. The resources present in South Texas is not enough to help young adults experience the reality of diversity in the workplace, urban development, and social issues by region.
In order to help the youth not only fight the perspective, but create their own I believe financial support, mentorship, and internship opportunities available will help this project go underway as I build off of my experience and hope to learn more. The three types of support mentioned will definitely give basic planning ideas, communication skills, and networking opportunities to help me become a better leader to in turn build future leaders.
Reflexionar - Acelerador
Reflexionar - Consejo
“¡No fallamos, arreglamos!”, Fue un dicho que me dijo mi maestro de matemáticas y es uno que quiero compartir con cualquiera que lo necesite. Crece con tus errores y aprende de ellos, todo es parte del viaje para alcanzar nuestras metas.
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Reflexionar - Comentarios
Hola abigail

Congratulations on finishing your peacemaking project! I’m Greta, a member of the Peace First team, and I want to say thank you for your amazing work and for taking time to share a little more about it.

Below you will find some feedback based on your Reflection, which we hope will help you celebrate your incredible accomplishment and reflect on how to grow and develop your project in the future:

Congratulations on completing such an awesome and successful project! It’s really cool to see how you were able to identify a problem very unique to your own community, and then work with other young people to find such an innovative and effective solution that got so many others involved! It seems like you had a really positive experience working with a team of diverse experiences and perspectives, and it’s awesome that you were all able to grow together over the course of the project. I admire how thoughtful you and your team were in planning the event and activities themselves, and it seems like you did a great job of bringing in engaging and inspiring speakers, as well as finding ways for the attendees to be involved themselves. I know that you won’t be as involved with South Texas Ideas in the future because you’re going to college, but I’m happy to see that you remain committed to empowering young people to be leaders. Even though you won’t be directly leading the event next year, I had a thought I wanted to share about the ideas festival anyways that you could pass along to the new leadership (because hopefully it will continue to grow and evolve!) -- I think it could be really cool to find a way to introduce more long-term projects that attendees can get involved in after the festival. With your awesome statistic of 97% of attendees leaving the event wanting to do more in their community, it might be helpful to offer them specific opportunities as a way to get involved in case they don’t know where to go from there. Again, this was a fantastic project -- thank you for all your work!!

¡Esperamos que se mantenga en contacto y nos mantenga al día mientras continúa con su trabajo para generar cambios!

Stay tuned for information in the next two weeks about the next steps in the process to be considered for the Power of Youth Challenge Accelerator Grant.

Todo lo mejor,
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Mon, 07 / 01 / 2019 - 14: 55