Communicating Community commences at the beginning of the 2009/2010 school year. The contest lasts until June 1st, 2010 and is open to all students grades K-8. Ultimately, the initiative provides an opportunity for students to have a very unique year end party while helping out those around them in the process.
The idea was created because Storm challenges ourselves to make a difference on a grass roots level. We spoke at the Saskatchewan Youth Summit in 2007 about "Making it Happen" and wanted to be one of the first companies to continue the ripple that was started. The conference made many recommendations about:
After the conference, the youth were challenged to move forward on these ideas. Storm has accepted this challenge and wants to be known as a company that "walks the talk." As creative technology consultants, we wanted to come up with a solution that satisfies as many of these recommendations as possible.
In the past, many leaders have tried to solve a variety of problems at an arms distance by throwing money at problems or setting up advisory boards. We wanted to be hands on and put a flag in the ground right now! We want to communicate community and found an efficient way to address the issue.
The contest offers a huge opportunity for students across Regina and surrounding area:
To qualify for the contest, school classes will perform acts of kindness without expecting reward to improve Regina and its various communities, making it the coolest place to live. We want to recognize the "Good Samaritans" and reward them with an year end party as big as their hearts.
The reward is based upon the most hours registered by individuals. For example, a class of 30 students decides to visit a local seniors center and put on a play for them. If the play lasts for 2 hours, they would all qualify for 2 hours of time. This would quantify with the group for 60 hours.
Likewise, each student could take on individual projects for 2 hours independently and qualify of the same amount of time. Extra points are given for creativity and originality.
Classes must have a minimum of 50 hours of "communicating community" to enter.
Integrity is important too. Participants will be required to fill out this application form and return it to Storm Applied Technologies by 11:59pm June 1st, 2010. On the form, you're required to list a verification contact nameand phone number who we may contact to confirm the activity was performed. Activities without verification contacts will not count. Please attach an accurate class list to the application form. If you run out of space on the form, attach descriptions on another page. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Electronic applications are preferred. Winning class will be selected by June 5th and prize date will determined at that time.
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