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AYM Leadership Training Portfolio
Cohorts of high schoolers from our inaugural AYM Leadership Training camp were trained to observe the world and notice the need for change. Here are the project proposals that they are leading to spark change.

Innovation

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🏆 Top Upperclassmen Project 🏆
Rising Action
Rising Action is an organization where they centralize resource to provide educational material around homelessness and resources to empower other youth to take necessary actions and provide resources to partner with local organizations who are already addressing this issue.
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Innovation

Lab Winner

🏆 Top Underclassmen Project 🏆
Dauntless Connect
Holding technology drives. We'd gather used technology from libraries, schools, and colleges and forgo partnerships with technology business in our area that would be willing to donate their technology to be distributed to homeless shelters.
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Project: United
Our mission is to educate the public about the dangers of Climate Change, inspire others to catalyze change, and provide a platform for those who support our cause.
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HealOurPlanet.org
We created a website to help spread awareness of climate change and equip people with tools to make change.
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Oasis
Provide a series of guides, videos, and graphics on an app platform to educate and equip young adults and parents on how to best deal with mental health issues despite language barriers and cultural gaps.
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Havenly Space
Instagram Mock-up for an account called Havenly Space that will post inspirational quotes, mental wellness tips, and connect followers with different brands and organizations with resources for mental health
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H5
H5 (Helping Hands: Health and Hygiene for the Homeless) works to provide aid to the homeless through the provision of hygiene supplies and the dispersion of information regarding free local health resources.
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Connect Campaign
Virtual platform to connect counselor volunteers to students
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Teens For EJI
Spread awareness about Bryan Stevenson's work by starting a social media account and website where people can educate themselves about the injustices within our justice system and therefore incite change.
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Fighting for Racial Equity in Education
Raising awareness through social media platforms and connect to larger corporations and non-profits for support. Then eventually to grow and raise funds to help first in our region in San Diego and spread out from there.
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Project H.O.P.E.
Website and healthcare fairs/booths in low-income and disadvantaged communities in Bay Area to help them sign up for healthcare insurance
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FundaMental Health
Addressing the increased concerns around Mental Health with both a website & a social media campaign.
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Resource Pack
A free website called Resource Pack that provides numerous resources to help high schoolers. It allows teenagers to explore possible careers/colleges to guide them onto the right path
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Connecting Your Community (CYC)
We created a non-profit to change their stigma around homelessness by educating young people about the complex issue of homelessness. Additionally we are raising money to to provide necessity to the homeless in our communities, including needed items such as water, food, and masks.
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Club Connect
Club Connect encourages students with similar personalities and interests to join activities, to remove stigma from common teen mental illnesses, such as loneliness and depression, and to help teens actively seek help.
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The Heart of the Homeless
We would make a website where there would be charts/statistics so that we could inform people about homelessness, include places to donate, and have a space with stories from the homeless to help people relate to them.
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Project Proximity
Establishing a non-profit organization, through which we will partner with local churches, charities, and other non-profit organizations to address their needs and use a creative medium to elevate their voice.
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Safe Space
A website that will be a safe space for teens and young adults when they want to share their thoughts, as well as an organized music list and an encouraging message homepage.
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Speak Out
Our official "Speak Out" website will be used as a hub to read people’s individual stories and learn more about the injustices of the complex world we live in.
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Seek24Help
We are a student-led virtual community determined to encourage fellow students fighting mental illness, specifically depression and anxiety, and to empower helpers to care for those they love. We recognize that the fight with mental health is common, even though it is not commonly talked about.
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Access Point
We have created a single website to lessen the education gap that exists between high and low income students by providing free or reduced cost study materials to those in need of them. Our goal is to provide everyone a chance to succeed academically no matter their situation.
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Saving the Surplus
Increase food security for low-income households in the DMV area by collaborating with corporations to transfer excess food to accessible locations and reduce food waste.
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Route University
Route University is to provide low-income high school underclassmen, nationwide, with mentors from local schools/universities that will help guide them in the process of preparing for college through online sessions.
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Keys of Hope
A social media campaign to raise awareness about the problems that the homeless are facing during the pandemic.
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Pollution Solution
We strive to educate kids K-12 about the effects of littering and how we can prevent it. Our goal is to be part of the solution, not the pollution.
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Project Starlight
Our mission is to support low income communities by offering an after school program that will teach students about resourceful life skills in the hope that they will become proud working members of society.
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