Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hello Everyone!

I hope all is well with you but I wanted to share with you about the youth lead conference we had. On January 10th 2010, we hosted Project UNIFY Delaware Youth for Unity Conference at the University of Delaware. Over 130 high school youth throughout the state gathered to be educated, motivated and activated to be agents of change!

We had lots of different, fun and exciting activities! We then had an icebreaker activity to help the students meet others and feel comfortable sharing their ideas. We also had an educational yet interactive and fun activities to help people understand about the Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign. Participants also were asked to make action plans to take to their schools for 3.3.10!

One of the biggest hits of the conference was the Be a Fan Video Project! Clint (who was a facilitator) explained to the group what the Special Olympics Be a Fan Campaign is all about! Then we had a huge “word wall” (See my pictures on facebook or on the SO Fan Community Site!) that had over thirty words such as “acceptance, respect, inclusion, humanity, etc”. Two students from each table were asked to pick two of the words to talk to their table about what it meant to them. They were also to decorate the words creatively since it would be photographed for the video! Then each table were given one letter in the phrase, “Be a Fan of…”. (there were two tables for each letter). They were to spell the letter with their bodies while a video person taped the participants creating the word from a cherry picker high above! It was awesome!

So here is the video…

I hope you like it! Here is also an article about the conference on the SODE website!

If you have any questions or just want to talk about the conference, please let me know!

Have a great night!


1 comment:

  1. Video Article