Do Something, Kingsbridge!

In the coming weeks, you will read about how students of Kingsbridge International Magnet High School in the Bronx, NY are helping to make a difference in their communites and worldwide!

Monday, March 22, 2010

E2: WEEK TWO REFLECTIONS

Welcome to Week 2 of Do Something, Kingsbridge! By now, you should have narrowed the 3 issues you surveyed down to one to focus on for your project. Next, you will decide on a specific service project to complete that addresses your chosen issue. This week you should reflect on the following questions for your blog posts:
  • What issue are you going to focus on for this project? Why did you choose this issue? Reflect on why you are needed to help with your chosen issue.
  • This week you heard a speech given by President Barrack Obama calling for Americans to serve their communities and country. He spoke of the value of service to help other people and also to develop ourselves into active citizens. How do you think the project you chose will benefit both other people and yourself?

83 comments:

  1. well, im interesting in the domestic violence and the ditribution of drugs, maybe i do a project about the animal care

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  2. Students,

    You are making good progress. A few ideas for projects that some of you have come up with so far:

    -Volunteering at the animal shelter on Fordham Road (someone is going to go there and ask tomorrow!)
    -Making a poster campaign about HIV prevention here in the school
    -Writing a newspaper article about how to improve your health
    -Making an educational video about a cause you care about

    Great work so far, some of you!

    -Mr. Ross

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  3. .- the issue that chose for the project is .. ( violence / in the communities

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  4. i chose this issue because the abuse in the bronx and many others places well is a interesting topic .. ... .. and is good for people to learn and know about people life and the abuses that people are expose everyday

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  5. *I am going to focus in discrimination , because in this country is a lot discrimination to the people that arrive to this country , with another culture or languaje .
    i will help my community because in the bronx is a lot discrimination to the people of another countries
    * this project is going to benefit me and my community that all can know the different between a good or bad discrimination , because in some cases the people take the discrimination to another way that they finish killing another person, and we ignored the reasons that they have to do it , in some cases they dont have the reason

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  6. I wants to focus in violence and bullying because in this country many people suffer about the violence and bullying especially the childrens some child be a bullying for him parents but is not good for childrens also many young ladies are victim of the violence .
    and everybody can know about this and stop the violence and respect our self and respects the others .

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  7. I chose global warming. because the bronx is a good example of the effects of global warming in the summer. all hot days could be a bit cooler aser if plantar some trees and is a good opportunity for people in our community learn about the preservation of our environment.

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  8. i chose those issue because i belive that do something about it and i can do some change about my issue by helping other country and the teenagare who get the H.I.V i want to do something to provent then and muself

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  9. my project will benefit both speech of Obama becauce i like to help the service get a good benefit in my comunity i wold like to help the povrety clean the envirnment help the wold get better

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  10. i want to focus on the poverty and des grocess precosse des jeune fille

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  11. I ' m think that is a environment. because I'm think it is need help by human and have a lot people they didn't know and not care about the environment . because in the world are to appealing prevent the warming global.
    I 'm think If we do like that it will have a lot people to respond and to make every effort and if we do like that and then everybody will to propagate with their family , friend or someone else.

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  13. The issue that I choose to develop on my project is the animal welfare because a lot of animals need to be save and protected

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  14. maybe can be talking with people to adopt pets because like that i will feel like I'm doing something good to help others.

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  15. i need help to doing my issue because is to hard

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  16. i thinking this talk about who the community service need help and what i need to do to help or community

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  17. The issue that i chose to develop on my project is HIV AND SEXUALITY because i think that this is one of the most important problems that the people are facing in this moment.

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  18. I think that the most important benefit is that with this project we can avoid or prevent this sickness and the young people will know how to protect themselves when they have sex.

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  19. im going to focus on the education becouse lots of people dont go to school or lots of them drop out this why im intersted on it

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  20. well i think its important becouse education is important for everybody if people want to make their country rich they must have to study,make their self educated.

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  21. Im going to focus on health and care(alcohol and drugs).I choose this issue because i know most of the teenager and adult use drugs and alcohol and also people from my neighborhood have different opinions about the cause or consequence of using these adictions.I needed to help on this issue because people are going to realize that this is ad for the people and it affects your community.This project will benefit me because community service help you community and it help me when i get to college.

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  22. I chose the topic of discrimination.

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  23. I chose it because I do not like the person mistreat.

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  24. I chose the issue named DISCRIMINATION. I chose this issue because now-a-days it's one of the greatest problems in our world & people should change their mentality about everyone and should have an equal mentality for all the human on earth.

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  25. Discrimination is a big problem which is creating a difference among the all people around the world.If we can solve this problem, we'll be able to create a better,happier & peaceful world for both other people & myself.

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  26. i choose domestic violence and consume os drugs i choose this theme because i want to talk about the violence and consume of drugs. there era a lot of people that consume drugs even the boy in the school, the violence in the house is not good there are some people that there is viloence in his house and the dont said nothing that 's not good because they are parent that whip the son and that's not good

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  27. I'm going to focus on education because in our society today there are several youths who do not care about a good future and are just wasting time on bad things which affect their future for a better living condition

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  28. I think this project can help many people and also helped me because it helps us play a better way of life if we all strive and fight for our society to have better progress and also have better goals for a great future ...

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  29. I chose the topic and I think most important is the drug that I thought was a very important and far apart on that happening in this world but in the teens.
    I think I can help by talking or showing that this is not necessary in this life that for me there is nothing importate but I think for other people if you have important yet not see that they are and I think auinando
    Haciendole or to show that life is better if this and live healthier and better

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  30. pollution i choose this issue because that is problem that we are facing in the hold word right now

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  31. i think this project going to benefit other people and me because is a good thing to do something to help the world for all the contamination that we are causing to the world
    and to make the world a different place that we can live happy

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  32. I choose pollution because I find this issue interesat and also because this issue is the one that I see more in my community

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  33. my project will benefit the people in my community and also will benefit me because I will learn more about pollution to teaching the people how to prevent pollution and how keep our and other neighborhood clean

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  34. I chose this theme of abuse of the animals, because I think this topic is very important and because I want people in each community around the animals and protect me not to abuse them.

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  35. my project will benifit me and the people of my community and other community because we all going to learn how to take good care about our animals

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  36. I chose Discriminotion because is the bad thinks for a country. One of the bigest problems in our world. People should have an equal mentality for all the human on earth. All the people should have equal rights.

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  37. I chose Discriminotion because it effect all kind of people in the world. All the people are equal and they all have they are on identy so all the people have equal rights.

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  38. animal abuse because it was the most interested me

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  39. gang i gonna talk bout that because this is the prbloem of my comunnity

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  40. this gonna help me becuase other people going know wthat happene in my conmunnity

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  41. i decide to be a boluntary in a hospital because their alot of people that are sick with out a family. i feel sorry for them and i would like to give them some support and help them to get well soon

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  42. I think it would help me to be please with what i have that i am healthy there is a lot of people that don't.....i would help people to feel better and make them feel that they have some one that can give them the support that probably they don't have..

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  43. the project i choose was help in a hospital as a volunteer , i choose because i think it will be a nice experience to work helping people that really need and at the same time i will be doing of the hours of community service i need to do for graduate
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  44. i will be working in a hospital as a volunteer and it will benefit me because i need to do community service to graduate and it will benefits the people in the hospital that need help!!

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  45. I chose to make a project about alcohol and drugs, because everyday i see more and more teenagers dealing with drugs and getting intoxicated with alcohol.

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  46. This project will help the me because it gives me a lot of experiences to college and help will help people understand why the use of alcohol and drugs got so many consecuences.

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  47. In this project....me and my partner daurys are going to interview people from the community and ask them what they think about the use of alcohol and drugs and what they think are good ways to stop this problem.

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  48. i will to focus in drug/alcohol abuses used because many peoples abuse the use of the alcohol and drugs and theynot know that this is bad for your heath..

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  49. i going to help the people that need my help for that because there are many young guys that use drug and alcohol because sometime they think that this is one way that they can forget that problem that they have...

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  50. My issue of focus is Cigarette Smoking project.
    I chose this issue because a lot of underage teens come to my store to purchase cigarettes. But it is against the law, and I turn them away.
    I am needed because I respect the law and can save underage teens from getting hooked on cigarettes at a young age and destroy their health.

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  51. i am going to focus on ENVIRONMENT.becuse we need to clean environment.day by dey peopel are doing messup..

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  53. i am interested because this is our respond to make our planet green,we are doing that messup,so that`s our right to make them clean...we need to stop global warning and we have to save water,we can do it...SAVE OUR PLANET..

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  54. The topic I will choose is about discrimination

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  55. The topic I will choose is about discrimination because in the Bronx are many problems from different races who live in my community

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  56. All cigarettes damage the human body. Any smoking is dangerous. Cigarettes are the only legal product whose advertised and intended use smoking is known to harm the body and cause cancer.

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  57. pollution I want to help the community on the pollution because the we have to most garbage on the street park in others

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  58. Smoking causes

    •Lung cancer
    •Bladder cancer
    •Oral cancer
    •Throat cancer
    •Cancer of the esophagus
    •Cervical cancer
    •Cancer of the kidney
    •Pancreatic cancer
    •Stomach cancer
    •Acute myeloid leukaemia

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  59. The effects of Chantix have not looked at in persons under 18 years of age. Therefore it should not be prescribed to those under 18.

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  60. i am going to focus in environment and i choose this issue because there are many problem in the environment like global warming and i need my community to help the environment

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  61. i think this project will benefits my community because there are a lot garbage in the streets that no one pick up and this gonna help us

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  62. i chose TEENAGER PREGNANCY.i chose this issue because everywhere i turn i see teenager pregnant even in my school in each years more than 3or6 girls. and it is not how it suppose to be and i'm wanting to help because i want to give a good example on how girl are suppose to be going on the right way not following boys they will bring u nowhere i just want them to look at the future and there life will be with more responsibilities and they could not keep on their studies so i just want to help to show there difference after their act

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  63. i think this project will help by knowing the right choice to make and to know what risk i am taking with my life and my future. to others i think it will help them by telling themselves that we are right having a child could wait but they are to young.and is going to make them think about what kind of choice they making if it is a good or bad is going to make them take a decision.

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  64. i will stay with education i am planning to do so community servise by help in a place for child who had no families

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  65. they will have my labor and i will get my project done and my hours of community service to graduate

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  66. well well wwell i im interestinq ab0out the drugZz And Vi0olence But if I Need T0o d0o i Pr0oject i iil d0o it ab0out baseball...............

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  67. because I like to know what are the rights of women.(2)o improve the community and less violence against women

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  68. i think it will help the community to be better and stop the bad things that are going in the niergbrohood and it can also help our community to be a better place where everybody can trust one another.

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  69. helping with kids in a hospital. i choose that issue cause is more nice to work and help kids.i need to help cause they need young people helping the others.

    the community service it will help me and others cause there are other people that really need the help and this is going to be a lot of help full for them.and this help cause that give me more experience in work , and a good appearance for college..

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  70. My procject is about to make people tell me waht they real think, and I am able to change their thought, let them to think in a right why.

    The question about waht they want to do in the future. In our school so many people are still not planing thier future. I am alway thinking meybe I can change some of them to thinking at right way.

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  71. I am away think Education is a bigst problem in the world, most things it happend because the failure in Education, people need Education, good Educaton. I am going to help people a less get a Education. That is what I can do for now.

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  72. i think that in drugs cause is one of the most biggest problems in the community

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  73. I'm going to focus on ANIMAL WELFARE. I chose this issue because I love animals so much and i want to help them....I think this project will benefit other people and my self, because the animals will not be wandering in the street, and our community will look better.

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  74. i choose to do community service by helping cleaning the parks because that the place i like to go the most and i dont like when i see that is all dirty and people don t even care.




    CESARI ROSARIO

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  75. chose Discriminotion because it effect all kind of people in the world. All the people are equal and they all have they are on identy so all the people have equal rights.

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  76. because is important that project and also me like because there I can explain the project and that boy talk of violence and explain to the student to realize k what is going on day hoi is important the violence not good is very bad....

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  77. *i going to focus on the civil rights,i choose these issus because it call my attention,this is going to be reflect to the people can know what they can do,and they can not abuse for the rights.

    *it going to benefit the other people and myself because they can know ,the rules and until where they can use it

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  78. -- i fOcuusedd Oon druugg -- deallinq becuss rightt noww derss too maanyy teenss smokinq and messinq upp theree liifess/// ii think thiss would benefitt.. evryonee ass deyy see becuss ... u qet to readd howw badd itiss , andd how it destroy teen lifess..

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  79. I chose Domestic violence because this is a important thing that we saw all time and not every body do something to stoped!

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  80. high school sport because the principal don't sponsor the sport . because high school help increase of graduate student by make our country have a better future

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  81. The Issue That Im Going To Focus On Is " RISKS OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOR ", I Choose This Issue Because A Lot Of Teenagers Are Having Sex & They Dont Know Enough About The Risk Of Intercourse .

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  82. "Drugs in teens" that would be the issue that im going to make my project because i feel that now in my community and also in my school is what now they need more help no just cause the majority is using it could be too cause is too hard leave it !

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  83. This theme select it to know the causes give them deaths of the animals, and tambien for know a little but about the abuse of the animals.

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