Tie N Dolls - All Tied Up
Name of Team Captain: Andrew Clayton
Team Member Names:
Agency Assisted: Tie N Dolls
Project’s Thematic Area: Community Improvement
Project Location: Goodwyn School
Date(s) of Implementation: October 2017 to April 2018
Duration of Project: 7 months with one workshop per month
Who was served by the project? 7th grade students
How many people benefited? 25 class members plus working with Administration and the Tie N Dolls organization
Final project description:
All Tied Up Project Team, in partnership with the Tie N Doll nonprofit, provided six workshops with 7th grade students to mentor them in building their self-esteem, empowering them to lead among peers, and educating them in competency and skills so that they can make choices and be positive influences in their respective communities.
What is the vision for the future of the project?
Curriculum and method may be used by Ties N Dolls in the future. Example set may also be used as a pilot for entering Middle Schools.
Describe exactly how your project was implemented.
We met with approximately 25 male and female students of Goodwyn Middle School once a month from October to April. Each month we add to the content titled “Your Choices Matter.” The project is to impart knowledge and skills for developing youth into responsible individuals in their communities.
October: Your Choice Matters - First Impressions
November: Your Choices Matter – Character
December: Your Choices Matter – Communication
January: Your Choice Matters - Team Work
February: Your Choices Matter –Understanding Personality Diversity in Others
April: Your Choices Matter –Dress, Etiquette and/or Social Skills
For further explanation, one or two project team members created the seminar for the “month” including but not limited to developing content, creating the plan (minute by minute schedule of the hour workshop, which is sent to school), creating activities, purchasing activity supplies, and emailing curriculum to each project team member.
A Tie N Doll Board Member was at each workshop. The students were provided refreshments on the last day where we will talk about social skills. Each male received a tie. Each female received a scarf. These items are part of the Ties N Dolls brand.
How many volunteer hours were devoted to this project?
5 project team members, Eric Nettles dropped out of LM Class prior to start. We had 110 volunteer hours among five members