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 8, 2010

E1: WEEK ONE REFLECTIONS

Welcome to the first week of Do Something Kingsbridge! This week, you are going to begin to identify and survey three current sociopolitical issues and, with the help of dosomething.org, brainstorm a possible service-learning project to bring about change for your selected issue. This week you must write 2 blog posts reflecting on your experience using the following questions as guidance:
  1. What are the three issues you have decided to survey? Explain why you chose these particular issues.
  2. How are you feeling about the idea of completing a service-learning project? (excited, overwhelmed, indifferent) Explain why you are feeling this way and whether or not you think your feelings might change by the end of the project.

118 comments:

  1. ANIMAL WELFARE I PICK THAT ISSUE BECAUSE I LIKE THE ANIMAL AND I WANNA HELP THE ANIMAL FOR HABITAT AND I WANNA LEARN MORE INFORMATION OF ANIMAL AND THEY HABITAT.DISCRIMINATION I WANNA STUDY THAT PART BECAUSE I DONT WANNA RACISMS I MY COMUNITY AND EVERY STATE TOO.PEACE,WAR,POLITICS I PICK THIS ONE BECAUSE IS TOO MUCH WAR TO ALL COUNTRY AND THEY DONT WANNA PEACE AND IS TOO MUCH CORRUPTION.

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  2. DRUGS/ALCHOLIC PROBLEMS: I take that one becouse, this state need to do something to control this criminal and problematic situation, many people in the bronx are alcholic person or love the drugs this crime are killing the bronx and the others state or country in my country is not to much the drugs in the street but this problem are going to increase a lot of.

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  3. violence domestic that is when you don?t repep your whyfe en do sothing bad to her and slapio her

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  4. the tree issue i have decided it the poverity,homeless,and teenbregnacy

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  5. I choose those because i like to help people with they problem and help teennager like me who get pregnat all the time

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  6. for this completing i fell excited because i all want to do something for people with homeless, poverity and teennager like me with lot of problem in their life ,and at the end of this i will not change my mine cause it my dream to help people with lot of problem

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  7. my three things im going to focus on the next weeks is
    poverty
    health and fitness
    and discrimination
    i focus on this things because they happen every single days and health is what the world is loosing a lot of teenager are gaining weight over sight and that need to be changed and poverty is what the world suffers off because there are families that need to go around and ask for money and sell of what they have left to get something to give to the family to eat. discrimination is all over the place people look at the person and they judge them without even knowing them

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  8. i like this project i think is going to be the best of what we do i here i am over excited i alway taught of doing things but i never had someone right behind me to support me now i feel like the world is going to change thanks to what we are doing they say one person changes the world and i am sure we going to make that change. and i think is also going to benefit us in one way or another

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  9. The three issues that i have decided to survey are poverty, animal welfare and discrimination.I choose these particular issues because there is a lot of poverty in the whole world, a lot of animal without a home and a lot f discrimination on people.

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  10. the three issues that i pick up is :discrimination,violence,and drugs /alcohol abuse use for teenager ....

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  11. but what i will like to focus more is on health and fitness because is not so good that many of my generation are turning to what it will become the lazy people fat gives you laziness and i want my generation to be a strong and hard worker that is going to move the world in a new level

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  12. I chose poverty , discrimination, violence. i chose these issues because in us it alot of violence in the streets and discrimination

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  13. the three issues that i choose was discrimination, poverty and education. i choose discrimination because a lot of people judge other just cause of their color or just cause how they look. i choose poverty because their is a a lot of families and children with out a home with out money to eat . i choose education because education is the main thing in order to have a successful live in the future.

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  14. I feel a little bit confused about this service learning project but at the same time i feel excited because this project will be great and i think its fun.

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  15. well i don't really like the idea because i work and i would not have enough time to do community safety!! :-(

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  16. 1-poverty
    becuse in this world most of people are poor that`s why they can`t live good life and they can`t get education.
    2-international human right.
    becuse every one should know everybody is common every human have right to be freedom.
    3-enviroment.
    enviroment is most importent to live more life.

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  17. I chose Alcohol/drugs , discrimination , and poverty.Because those are the principles causes of problems in my community.for example the teenagers leave the school because of the drugs and the alcohol , there is a lot of discrimination between people of different races like for example white people use to mistreat color people , because of poverty a lot of people is making illegal actions like stealing money because they don't have money to eat.

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  18. i feel good about it.but i am littel bit confuse becuse first time doing something like that.but it is fun....

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  19. 1-environment : cause we need to protect where we live.....
    2-poverty : there's a lot of people in the world that don't have food or a house where to live.
    3- violence and bullying : we need to be safe when we are on the streets, there are a lot of gangs and bad people!.

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  20. im feeling angry because in use is a alot stuped people tha thinking the other people is stuped to this is the only think i cant say

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  21. i feel kind of lost..... i've never done something like this before but i think it will be great!.

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  22. I feel really excited about completing this project, because i feel like i am helping people and that because of our opinions the way people is acting today might change a little bit.

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  23. that is a sex education , recycle , child solider because I think that very important thing . but I have very think difference idea because every issues it have the important the recycle that for the life , the sex education for the younger person and the child solider the for abuse exploitation for child
    I am think that good because that let we know a lot a thing we need to do in the community and your life need to know and you can learn about something necessary in the life and the thing you need to becareful

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  24. i chooses this three issues because this thing happen always in all community ,and is a very serious problem that every body have to work together for to solve this problems that affect the whole world not only the communitys....

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  25. i feel so proud to be part of this project because i like to help the people who need my help and our opinions is a help to the community to be a good places to live for everyone......

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  26. 1)Poverty:becouse there is lots of countrys are poor most of the country have poverty problem.
    2)Education:Lots of people dont like to study or they they start school and drop out.
    3)women right:Lots of place women do no have their right they an not work they can not go out of there house they can not talk to any one they just have to stay home.

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  27. i love the animal welfare because animals are just like humans and they need to be treated like us as well and that`s why a take this subject because its very important for me because i love animal


    doing this project i feel very excited because i want to do the book and see that other people are reading the work that a have done!!!




















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  28. i am felling excited but its a really diffrent idea this how we can do something for our socity help our socity.

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  29. the three issues i choose are discrimination, health and fitness, education.
    I choose those three because i dont like when people discriminate others just because of what they are, and because i think those are the three big problems, we got to focus on, because after this problems this problems come.

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  30. *peace,war and politics: i choose this problems because the united states had a big war with another countries ,and why the goverment can not find or resolve the politics problem to find peace.
    *the global warning:the global warning is another problem that in the united states is more because the people don't want to recycle or stop using those thing that are dangerous for the global warning
    *discrimination: the discrimination is another problem where the government have to take place to stop discriminated to the people because they are equal , just they are different for the color of the skin , or for the languaje.

    i feel happy, because is a place where i cant put my opions and where I can see others opinios . I htink that my point of view is not going t change at the end of this project

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  31. i pick Violence and Bullying,International Human Rights and Animal Welfare because everyone have rights and we need to know it and well i feel fine to know this because i wanna know how many rights we have.

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  32. 1- violence= are the men violence of women y after the dead because is very bad......
    2-the drugs alcohol= they alcohol is bad for are men that son adicte with of alcohol and the drugs.....
    3=environment= is the more good that ares because uone leani much and is very interesting

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  33. i feel kind of weird because this will be the first time that im gonna be part of a project like this, and also Im very happy to be part of it. I think maybe my feelings may change because after we finish the project we can feel happy for what we did, or just feel the same.

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  34. I chose:
    1:Global Warming:because I am very worried about what's happening with the world
    2:Teen Pregnancies:that is going on all around me
    3:Eating Disorders:because people who are around me have them

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  35. Students,

    It is a pleasure to read your responses in this forum. Miss Swanson and I are excited about the project. We hope you take full advantage of this opportunity to pursue something you feel passionate about. Of course Sheyla makes a good point - many of us lead busy lives and we don't seem to have a lot of time. If that's the case, look for quality projects that you can do in the time you have. Think about how you find the time to do your other homework and plan accordingly.

    This looks to be a memorable and rewarding experience. Keep up the great work so far, folks!

    Mr. Ross

    P.S. Remember to use your real name on your profile; otherwise we can't give you credit.

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  36. I love these two subjects they teach us the things that an past. opoino in person I targeted and that these qye muchisimas teach us things like which is extremely Apreda proved necessary for the current ness.

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  37. for this completing i fell excited because i all want to do something for people with homeless, poverity and teennager like me with lot of problem in their life ,and at the end of this i will not change my mine cause it my dream to help people with lot of problem

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  38. chose poverty , discrimination, violence. i chose these issues because in us it alot of violence in the streets and discrimination

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  39. I feel exciting about this project to talk what the problem bronx have .
    some people abuse them animal we got poverty and some time violence in the street,and homeless

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  40. I feel exciting about this worker and it better we talk about how we gonna
    solve the problem we have in the bronx

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  41. The three topics I chose are: Descrimination, Child Abuse and Drugs
    elected this issues that I think these three themes is that there are more cases in the world, but my concern is more that of drugs in this world that many kids or people who Aruin life that truth is something which to me does not find meaning, if not not go anywhere all they do is ruin his life than lose poreso aprovecharlasy people dearest to believe. therefore I believe that this issue has much to do in this world is or elected.

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  42. well the three issue that i chose are poverty,violence,global warming and i chose those issue because is very interesting for me that we have to solve all this problem and because i would like to see the environment like before and that's why i chose those topics

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  43. i feel excited because we can learn more about it and do something for the world ok

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  44. The three problems I had chose are "High School dropouts", "Environmental Racism" and "Facts about Animal Testing".
    I chose those three because I believe the biggest problem in the world are true education, many things people should know has not taught.
    It caused Environmental problems, and many others. correct morality is also important part of education.

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  45. I am very agree with this activity, I will spend my time to do the best I should.

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  47. 1.(Teen Pregnancy)2.(Homeless)3.(High school dropouts),,,I think those are most important problem in the world.

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  48. I feel very excited to doing this project and i learn a lot.I wanna do something for society. And i wanna save our community from this most dangerous 3 problem.

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  49. i chose animal welfare , HIV,violence and bulling, because is sad to see those poor animal in the street ,HIV because teenagers are not having safe sex , and violence because women haven't learn how to protect then self from bad husband

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  50. i just feel weird but i think it will be good to do something to help someone that need it !!

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  51. HIV AND SEXUALITY: I chose issue because there are one million people in the U.S. living with AIDS.
    DISCRIMINATION: I chose this issue because I think that people can't discriminate the other people for their religion, race, height or nationality.
    WAR: I chose this issue because I think that the war just destroy us.

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  52. I feel excited because I think this is a good project.

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  53. Alcohol and Drug Problems, HIV and sexuality,pollution. I chose this issue because that are the ones that I see more in my community

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  54. the three are: -education; -international human right; -poverty.

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  55. I feel exited because i want to learn about these three issue which is war,human right , and poverty,i hope at the end i will new a lat these issue.

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  56. I feel excited because i want to know what I cant do for my community

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  57. my 3 issues was pollution domestic violence and poverty

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  58. i feel good because we gonna do something positive and all of the eleven graders going to work together for make a book

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  59. I feel like I already want to work on the project

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  60. my 3 issues are pollution HIV poverty

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  61. I feel great because i think this is a good opportunity to do something for my community

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  62. DISCRIMINATION: I liked to choose this issue because people are discriminated almost everywhere for their race,color,height,religion,nationality etc. which makes them feel horrible & i want to discuss this topic.
    POVERTY: Every minute, 18 children die due to poverty which is not good for a nation, that's why I choose this issue.
    POLLUTION: Pollution is making our world terrible,it's increasing many problems in the world.

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  63. Animal Welfare, Enviroment, Disaster Response and Relief....I choose those issues, because I love animals and I can take care of them very well so people can adopt them, I choose enviroment because I like nature...and also I like to help those unfortunate people that their house had being destroyed by natural disaster....I feel so good because I can cooperate to improve this world...

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  64. drug/alcohol abuse,poverty and pollution I chose this particular because is interesting

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  65. Students,

    Great job with your week one posts! I am so glad to see that most of you are excited to be working on this project. Those of you who are less excited, I think that you will be able to see the benefits of community service by the time you are finished.

    One thing to remember when posting your responses to my questions: make sure to create one post for each question. Do not write both responses in the same post.

    I can't wait to see how your projects are coming along this week!

    Miss Swanson

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  66. 1:: drug \ alcohol
    - bronx is done and is dying in drug .
    2:: violence
    - abuse in house to kid ; and womans
    3:: and teen pregnancies
    - what teenaggers going between

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  67. i feel is going be something interesting and some how is going make a diffrents in me. ima try to do my best

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  68. (1)violence and bullying
    (2) poverty
    (3)financial education
    I chose this three things because is very important for me and people to learn about the this three things especially for violence and bullying.I feel very excited to do this project because I learn the problems in my community.

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  69. I am feeling excited about the idea of completing a service learning project.I think this project can change people's life if they try to understand it & work as a group to solve the problem.

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  71. my project will be about discrimination,poverty ,teenegers pregnancy because in some communities sometimes poverty is the cause of the teenegers pregnancy and i'm so exited about the project.

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  72. I choose the animal welfare,environment and education because are three causes that affect our country and city ,and I think that are things that always are going to be problems in entire world and if we help a little maybe we can remind others to help too.

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  73. I feel excited because I always dreamed in help humans and animals that need my help to survive or to do something in the world.

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  74. i feel good because help the other is like a dream for me

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  75. because is good lord more about community service

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  76. I choose these three because it is good to help people too you have benefits and helping you feel better with myself.

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  77. I felt very well with these ideas

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  79. I had chosen environment ,education and descrimination because these issues are affecting our society which isn't improving and in this case i think that we cannot succeed into a better future.This way community service can help resolve these types of problems and obtain better benefits.

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  80. I feel excited because this project can learn several things which help me better understand the development of our society and I can also understand and treat the cases that affect our society today so I will not change my ideas because my purpose is to our project has a good ending

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  81. The three issues that i have decided to survey are poverty ,animals welfare, drugs and alcoholic consume. i choose this three because i like the animal,but i want to show the people the problem that is consume drugs and alcohol everyday get crazy

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  82. the first one I chose was on drugs to help young people who are addicted to that, and to help them improve their lives to continue with their studies

    the second was to help our environment because many people throw garbage on the street without realizing that it hurts our community

    the third is about the school do something to get more young people like to make it more interesting and they continue their studies

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  83. I'm seven well to do this because it's something good to help the community and I think after this I'm going to feel proud of myself

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  84. I chose domestic abuse,drug/alchol abuse use and abuse of animal because this ploblem are the ones that are more happen in my community

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  85. I feel happy because I will helping my community and i will learn something new

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  86. The three issues are discrimination, poverty and terrorism. I chose these particular issues because i think these are the most important things.

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  87. I fell excited because this is the first time I am doing a deffarent project.I think my feelings might change by the end of the project.

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  88. animal abuse, poverty, abuse of Alcohol and drugs. because it is something that affects society and is very common

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  89. emosión because I am going to be something good for humanity and learn new things

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  90. gang, security and garbage because this are the problems that have my community

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  91. i fell good because i try to help my comunnity

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  92. My three topics for community help are: High School Dropouts, Smoking and Immigration, here in the Bronx.

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  93. i have decided to chose discrimination poverty and education because these are three issues that call on my attention. *

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  94. i feel good about doing this project because i wanna to help my community and it would be good for challenge

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  95. i Didn't d0o th0ose because i misss his class that day that i was in a ap0orme s0orrriiiiiii

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  96. the woman's rights,violence against woman and immigration. because I find it interesting these issues more that of a woman's right
    2.excited because I'm glad to have helped a person and also Apred on the subject I chose

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  97. the three issue i decided to choose was violence,homeless and also disease i choose does three because they are the most important three that you don't suppose to have in your community in other to have a good community, i feel really good about doing the servey because we can make difference and other peolpe to join and help their niegborhood.

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  98. my project is trying to community aid and the creation of awareness of helping other , the majority of people or some person does not have that espiritud or gift of helping others.

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  99. i am whant to talk about the cominity and to the people need to respect aonther like want if feel bad and you cant help you and littering and some people need to have the comunity cleaners and dont throw garbage on the floor and have a beatiful comunity .violent someone they need to respect to another and dont try to kill another person and don't fight each other etc.

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  100. One of the themes that I eleji is animals walfare. elji this theme because i like the animals and because they are part of the nature and of our planet and because we should take care of and they are useful for us. I feel excited because spite that i they like the animals I can learn but, and to help in other places.

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  101. i am going to do community service in a hospital ,but i am thinking in change my project because i have ask in different places and i haven`t anything so far!!

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  102. sex education,Poverty,financial education
    i choose those parts cause those are the one i like..and I'm interesting .. I'm felling good cause that give me more oportunities and responsabilities..

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  103. The three problems I had chose are "High School dropouts", "Environmental Racism" and "Facts about Animal Testing".
    I chose those three because I believe the biggest problem in the world are true education, many things people should know has not taught.
    It caused Environmental problems, and many others. correct morality is also important part of education.

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  104. the three service that l used is environmental societies, the community service and the bad people in the corner because i see people like group in corner do something bad like make scare to the good people and this is bad for the community and i try to change this negative action in the societies.

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  105. to help the environment is to make stop the pollution and stop the gloomily warming so we should make degrease factory and clean the environment

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  106. .I choose alcohol and drugs because there are many person who is in a bad way.

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  107. poverty is struggling in the word all we need to do is to give them food and give home to sleep and give some of them job so they can survive

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  108. .me am excited because we will learn much about the issue of drugs and alcohol.

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  109. i fell so happy to know how many rights we have , and know something more about the bulling and the effects

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  110. well. i guess i piick thee druug/seex abusee and violancee.. thesee are the mosstt comment oneess.. iin ourrr commuuniityy ... becauusee Thatt wahh wee mostt se. aroundd,

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  111. The Three Issues That i Have Decided To Survey Are:
    #1.HIV Sexuality :
    #2.Teenage Pregnancy
    #3.Dimestic Violence
    I Choose Those Three Because These Are The major Causes That We Are Dealing With Every Single Day.

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  112. I Feel Exited About This Project Because I Can Learn More About These Causes So I Dont Go Through The Same Things. =)

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  113. Animal Welfare, Enviroment,elji this theme because i like the animals and because they are part of the nature.....

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  114. My Three Issues tha i choose Are
    *Discrimination
    *Domestic Violence
    *and Drogs

    I Feel so good doing this project because Thos is somenthing important that im learning more rigth now!

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  115. race of color
    domestic violence
    abuse

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  116. the three issues that i have decided to survey are about:
    pregnancy
    violence
    sexuality

    i choose these because these are issues that are very interesting today, and also give help for the learner's and others.

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  117. i choose three issues for my project, the first one is drugs in teenagers the second one is the pollution, and the last one the violence; i feel so excited because i really want to do that project, it is so interesting.

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  118. My theme is about the abuse of the animals: in this theme we will see the cause of the death of each one of the animals, the because they abuse them and but.

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