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Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts Learn about Water

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 angellab@paragonlaboratories.com.

Limos For Smiles

According to an article in U-T San Diego, a woman who took part in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program is gaining attention for giving limo rides to the sick, elderly and those in need.

Leslie Bonar, a dentist by profession, began some time ago offering rides to those patients who were going to require sedation, and through her project, ‘Limos For Smiles’, has expanded the limo rides into a full-fledged gift to her community.

Recently, a man with cancer was given a limo ride, along with his whole family, to meet a member of the San Diego Chargers and get an autographed jersey. Disabled veterans, the elderly and the terminally ill have all benefitted.

Those with an idea to nominate someone in the San Diego area can send suggestions to granddds@yahoo.com.

Inspire Pakistan Day

Asim Kahn’s project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Programme in London was ‘Inspire Pakistan Day’, a day to inspire people and create a positive view of Pakistan. The day is being held January 14th, and is being supported by universities, government agencies and some local celebrities.

The project is promoting events that raise awareness of Pakistan’s achievements, cultural diversity and natural beauty, as well as highlighting Pakistanis abroad. To see more and look at news coverage about the day, visit Inspire Pakistan.

Just for Kicks Rolls On

Just for Kicks, the fundraiser project created by Zaynah Khanbhai in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program to raise money to build soccer fields for poor Brazilian children, held its second fundraiser on November 13th at the Caju Flavours restaurant in Toronto.

The event, which funded the fields through the Love Futbol organization, featured Brazilian street food, musical artists Mistura Fina and DJ Vilton, and a host of impressive silent auction items for sale, including signed soccer memorabilia. See more at the Just for Kicks Facebook page.

Kilimanjaro Climb Raises Funds for Impoverished Tanzanians

Debra Newel’s project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program comes as a result of her being part of a team at her company that is hiking up Mt. Kilimanjaro in January. Newel and her team are using the hike as an opportunity to raise money for TAFCOM, a non-profit that aids underprivileged children in Tanzania near Mt. Kilimanjaro. The money they are raising is going to complete two classrooms for 45 AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children. See more at the Kilimanjaro Challenge blog.

Pink Pangea Provides Travel Information for Women

A comprehensive travel site for women, Pink Pangea, was created originally as a project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program. The site chronicles the experiences of adventurous women travelling in countries in every continent all over the world. In praising the site, Discovering Startups said that Pink Pangea “provides nuanced information from real women travelers”.