Category Archives: Education
Thanks to Angella Breitenbeck and the project she is creating in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program, girl scouts and boy scouts in Michigan will have the opportunity to understand how our water system works. Titled FLUSH!, this program will help scouts and their parents understand our water system through guided tours of water treatment plants in their area. During the tour, scouts and parents will have fun while learning about the science of water, water infrastructure, and the importance of this natural resource.
Says Breitenbeck “If the tours can inspire one child about science, the world, and the endless possibilities that are out there, then I’ve done my job.”
Charles Bellmore, Utilities Director and tour guide says, “Teaching the Boy and Girls Scouts of America about our drinking water and wastewater treatment systems is important because the Scouts will become the leaders of tomorrow who will inherit the responsibility of managing these facilities that protect public health and the environment.”
Boy scout tours begin March 16 and girl scout tours start March 23. Both girl scouts and boy scouts can earn a variety of badges and patches for their participation. For more information contact Breitenbeck at 734-462-3900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elizabeth Claire has received The Intellectual Benefit to Society Award from Mensa for co-founding an English as a second language newspaper and other educational material for ESL students. As her project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program, Claire founded the newspaper, Easy English News, in partnership with Mariko Sasaki in Bergen County, New Jersey – Claire wrote the paper while Sasaki sold advertisements.
The paper’s intention is to make it easier for adults and young adults to adjust to living in the United States by giving them a simplified newspaper. Later, Claire grew the paper into a national, subscription based newspaper which now reaches 140,000 readers per month – all told, more than five million copies of the newspaper have been sold. Eventually, Claire also wrote five phonics books to help those with a very limited English vocabulary learn to speak the language.
The award will be given at the Virginia Beach Toastmasters Club. See more at http://elizabethclaire.com.
When Tina Chu took part in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Programme, she founded ‘A Worthy Cause’ (AWC) to empower people in being able to easily and powerfully donate to worthy charities, helping those organisations succeed in their missions, partly through ongoingly holding difference making, effective fundraising events.
AWC’s first such event is its ‘Leap to Literacy’ Charity Ball, which is taking on Saturday, October 6th, at the auditorium at RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane. The event is in support of two worth organisations: the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation, and Learning Links. These groups have a history of providing underprivileged children educational and learning opportunities.
The formal dress event features performers from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and Harmonie International, as well as local politicians and charity representatives. More information and tickets can be obtained from AWC or Chu at on email@example.com or 0433 149096.
In Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program, participants in Florida created a project titled ‘Got Books?’, designed to deliver books to children in need, specifically elementary school children in the tri-county area.
According to an article in The Observer, they teamed up with different local organizations, including a church, a Barnes & Noble, and a Boys & Girls club, to establish drop off locations.
The first iteration of the project led to 650 books being delivered to underprivileged children at Deerfield Park Elementary School – this success led the organizers to extend the project another six weeks.
As her project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program, Victoria Tangata has created Date to Educate, a date auction being held February 9th in Seattle, to benefit the education of Kenyan children.
The event will take place from 7-11pm downtown at the Pink Ultra Lounge on 6th and Pine. Dates with ten men and ten women will be auctioned, with the package including a complete date experience such as a romantic dinner, a movie night, dancing or even rock climbing.
The event is intended to raise $10,000 for children’s scholarships and provoke awareness about what it will take for Kenyan children to get real opportunities.
Tickets cost $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. For more information visit the Date to Educate event page.
According to Oakland Local, a non-profit, independent, community news and information hub, a green day of environmental education is being held at Oakland’s Grass Valley Elementary School, out of the project created by Ilyse Opas in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program.
The reason for the day is environmental education, creation and inspiration, and features a variety of workshops, crafts and musical activities.
The day is being held Saturday, June 5th, starting at 9:30 in the morning with a compostable waffle breakfast, for which a $5 donation is suggested. At 10 there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the new school garden. The garden actually began in the fall with planter boxes provided by the school’s Dad’s Club – student grown vegetables from the planter boxes will be on sale at the Green Day.
According to Opas, the project was designed to “create community, empowerment and education centered around caring for our planet and for each other.”
To find out more, call Opas at 510-879-1220. Here is the Oakland Local story.