A 4-day, 3-night residential retreat designed to help high school students unlock old, limited thinking and develop empathy, respect, and leadership skills.
Sobre tu organización
Nombre de la organización
Silicon Valley FACES
Sitio web de la organización
País de la organización
Estados Unidos, San Jose
Países en donde este proyecto está creando impacto social
Estados Unidos, San Jose
Tu organización es
Sin fines de lucro
Tu rol en la Educación
Programa después de la escuela.
Tipo de escuela(s) afiliada(s) con tu solución:
¿Cuánto tiempo ha estado operando la organización?
Más de 5 años
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Establecida (pasó las etapas anteriores y ha demostrado éxito)
¿Hace cuánto que viene operando tu organización?
Operando más de 5 años
La necesidad: ¿Cuál es el problema que tratas de solucionar?
One of the fundamentally important dimensions of school climate is how “connected” people feel to one another in school. This relationality is a powerful predictor of adolescent heath, academic outcomes, group cohesion, respect and mutual trust, and violence prevention. Snapshot: 60% of middle school students say that they have been bullied; 2/3 of students who are targets become bullies; 888 hate groups are currently operating in the United States, an increase of 48% since 2000; 61% of Americans say they would not vote for a candidate who was an Atheist; 20% of high school students have seriously considered suicide.
La solución: ¿Cuál es tu solución? Sé específico.
Through a carefully focused curriculum, Camp Everytown promotes life, leadership, and relationship skill-building through activities such as (1) Understanding Prejudice, (2) Gender Empowerment, (3) Understanding Family Cultures (4) Segregation exercises, (5) Privilege/Advantage exercises, and (6) Disability exercises. All interactions are designed to lead students to a respectful understanding of what others are experiencing -- in other words, empathy. According to a recent Camp Delegate, “Camp gave me the confidence to just start talking with people and try to find points of commonality, to dive in and connect with people, which of course is the most important way to destroy stereotypes, by building those connections.” Another participant said: "It seemed I was making huge life changes at Camp every hour instead of every 10 years."
El Modelo: Muéstranos a través de un ejemplo específico cómo tu solución hace una diferencia, incluye tus actividades primarias
Camp Everytown is a four-day, three night residential retreat through which high school students, faculty, and other community members learn to value one another across difference. Through group processes and exercises, Camp builds awareness of prejudice, appreciation for diversity, empathy, and new leadership skills.
"Everybody stand up," the facilitator says. "Stand in a line and respond as I suggest. If you have ever skipped a meal at home because there wasn't enough money, take a step back." The students look around, and one by one, they take that first step." If you have ever thought of suicide, take a step back." Three students hesitantly step and then look at each other. One young man starts to cry." I thought I was the only one," he whispers. The facilitator continues: "If your parents ever told you that you were beautiful or smart, take a step forward. If they told you that you would never be anybody, take a step back." After several more questions the facilitator says, "Now look where everyone is...The ones in the back are survivors; they are here against all odds. It's up to all of us to bring them forward with us."
El mercado: ¿Quiénes son tus pares y competidores? Identifica a otros que también estén trabajando para dar respuesta a las necesidades que tú abordas y en qué te diferencias de ellos. ¿Cuáles son los desafíos que estos jugadores podrían representar para tu éxito o crecimiento?
The Camp Everytown model is unique. The program closest to ours is a one-day, site-based program called "Challenge Day." This program gives in smaller doses the values we are able to cover in depth in our four day, off-site program: respect, empathy, self-esteem and leadership. Because "Challenge Day" is only one day and is held onsite, the cost to the school is much less. However, we don't see this as having an impact on our growth, as most schools who participate in Camp Everytown use "Challenge Day" to spread the values of Camp to non-delegates among their students.
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A 4-day, 3-night retreat to help high school students unlock old, limited thinking and develop empathy, respect, and leadership skills.
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Students say aloud the stereotyped thinking they carry and write it on posters. Students who are the target of such thinking respond.
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¿Cuál ha sido el impacto de la solución hasta la fecha?
Camp has served over 17,000 students in the last 14 years. Teachers and students all report an improvement in school climate; student involvement in school activities has risen; levels of appreciation for diversity have increased; division of students into separate groups has decreased significantly. In fact, Bob Grover, former Vice-Principal of Fremont High School told us: "Camp changed the campus climate. When you walk across the FHS campus today, instead of pockets of separation, you see students of different ethnicities mingling together. The student leaders are now representative of the whole student body." And Phan Ngo, Deputy Chief of the San Jose Police Department, says, "I am convinced that these programs have made a significant contribution to the safety and well being of our community.”
¿Cuál es tu impacto proyectado para los próximos 1-3 años?
We intend to expand the current number of Camps per year to 21 -- nearly double the current number of around 700 students. This would mean serving 1260 to 1680 students per year. In addition, we hope to pilot a site-specific follow-up program in two high-need high schools. An important aspect of the follow-up program is for Camp Delegates (students who have finished Camp at some point) to develop and complete a peer-led and managed community service project.
¿Qué barreras pueden dificultar el éxito de tu proyecto? ¿Cómo planean superarlas?
The major barrier is financial. The cost of Camp is $375 per student. A few schools have been able to budget Camp and cover all costs. Now, with many schools facing hard budgeting choices, Silicon Valley FACES has pledged to locate funders and secure much of the funding for these camps. The road has proven to be rather long and winding. Loyal funders, while still giving support, are giving in smaller amounts. Some foundations have closed altogether. We are now widening our search, approaching new categories of funders (such as the County General Fund), and increasing our requests to individuals.
Las iniciativas ganadoras presentan un plan fuerte de cómo van a alcanzar y realizar un seguimiento del crecimiento. Identifica tus metas a seis meses para el crecimiento de tu impacto
Within 6 months we will develop a range of focused instruction modules. Schools can then choose the ones that meet specific need
Identifica tres grandes tareas que tendrás que completar para llegar a las metas de seis meses.
Meet with school staff to strategize about and identify specific issues, needs, and/or challenges.
Create curriculum modules that address identified issues (self-esteem, body image, violence prevention, stress management, gende
Visit school sites at least monthly and meet with both Camp Delegates (alums) and Non-Delegates to fine-tune the modules for tha
¡Ahora piensa en grande! Identifica tu meta de impacto a 12 meses.
Pilot intensive site-specific follow-up programs in two high-need high schools, one in low-income East Side Union High School Di
Identifica tres grandes tareas que tendrás que completar para llegar a tu meta de impacto a 12 meses
Faculty or staff select pieces of follow-up curriculum and become staff advisors to ensure Camp values are continued and promote
Students design and complete a peer-led community service project
We will design a year-end evaluation instrument to measure the efficacy of the program
Historia de la fundación: Queremos saber acerca del momento en el que hiciste "¡Ajá!". Comparte la historia de dónde y cuándo el/los fundador(es) vio (vieron) el potencial de esta solución para cambiar el mundo.
Camp Director Richard Valenzuela recounts, "When I went to Camp as a 19-yr old college kid, I saw that something positive could be done beyond marching/protesting. When I became an adult I wanted to offer Camp so more kids could participate. Parents and grandparents who had attended camp approached him. They remembered their own experiences at Camp had been a turning point in their lives; they wanted their kids to be have the same growth-experiences. "Putting a class into a different physical setting," he says, " generates a bond among class members and creates a learning community." Says one student, "Camp changed my life!" Says another, "More than anything, Camp Everytown opened my eyes... Camp Everytown will forever be a part of my life."
Cuéntanos sobre tus alianzas.
We have several partnerships established where Camp Delegates can create and carry out community service projects. Delegates can choose from the following nonprofits and develop a project that has special appeal. Some of these nonprofits might include the following: Asian Americans for Community Involvement, Humane Society, Sacred Heart Community Service, Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, YWCA, and Mexican American Community Service Association, among others.
¿Qué tipo de equipo (personal, voluntarios, etc.) te asegurará que logres las metas de crecimiento identificadas en la sección de Impacto social/i>?
A partner agency or community volunteer introduces FACES to a school which they know is interested in character building and increasing empathy. Our Director of Education trains teachers and the Site Coordinator about Camp, holds a meeting for parents, shares best practices, helps interview potential attendees, participates in the schools’ Camp fundraising activities, and helps select volunteers to attend Camp (1:7 ratio). Team = 1 FACES staff, 3 teachers, 1 site coordinator, and 12-20 volunteers.
Por favor, pon en claro las necesidades u ofertas que hayas mencionado anteriormente y/o sugiere categorías de apoyo que no están especificadas en la lista
We would suggest adding the following categories: Fundraising, including for general expenses, major gifts specialization and solicitation training for community volunteers and board members, and volunteer cultivation and training.