Our readers get to hear a lot about what Alex, Kate, and Catherine are up to day to day at the All Stars Project, so Team I’m Witchu decided that it’s due time to check up on the other teams of the GOAL Internship and find out what is keeping them busy!
Mural team “Team Lightbulb”:
Lindsey, Adina, Amanda
Team Lightbulb is really happy to have their mural project well underway. They have found that the sketching out of the mural design is quite relaxing, and are particularly pleased that there have been no problems so far. All the ideas that have been tossing around in their heads are finally starting to come together in material form, which is very exciting. Team Lightbulb is proud to be working on a project that will remain in the center for a long time. The team’s goal with this mural is to grab people’s attention and deeply think about each of the words that they have chosen to represent the three main steps in personal development. These words are a surprise so be sure to come by the center at the end of the month to see what they are!
Think Tank “Team Fireballs”:
A’brielle, Lucy, Christiana, Sarah
Team Fireballs’ main goal with their Think Tank project is to engage conversation and encourage unique thoughts. They wanted to tap into why they are here at the All Stars through the topics they discuss, topics that are often politically charged or socially involved. They want people to realize that though everyone here is different, we are all supporting the same cause. They discuss topics that they believe are interesting, research them, and then come up with a plan for discussion with the rest of the GOALies ensemble. So far, they have read the All Stars white paper that focuses on the distinction between achievement and development gap. They led a seminar to discuss what these words mean, and to understand development from a variety of perspectives, finding that there is no one right answer to these complex topics.
Video “Team Cosmopolitan”:
Nyx, Jahid, Kelsie
Team Cosmopolitan is making a documentary style video that is 6-8 minutes long. The goal for the video is to let people know who All Stars is, what ASP does, and why they should get involved in the program any way they can. They plan to interview people who are involved in the All Stars in different ways, such as volunteers, donors, and the youth. They even have an original soundtrack performed by our talented interns! Currently, they are just about to begin the filming process, setting up appointments with important people in the All Stars to shoot footage for what is sure to be a one of a kind video.
Public relations “YA TU SABES”:
Martin , Nataly, Christopher, Dorie
The idea behind Team YA TU SABES’s Public relations project is to help them think about and relate to social issues effecting inner city youth, the target population of ASP. So far, they have scanned local news sources for current events. They found an article last week in the San Francisco Chronicle suggesting that there were too many non profits for allotted gov’t funding, and that there needed to be some way to measure the effectiveness of non-profits. Team YA TU SABES crafted a response to the article and came up with ideas for an assessment plan, which they then sent to the newspaper. They are also trying to make their own longer opinion pieces not about any particular article, which they agree is hard because they are still learning how to make their work credible. These opinion pieces don’t reflect views of ASP, but are rather their own views on social issues. All of the members of YA TU SABES agree that their team is awesome and they all love the work they are doing!
Young Community Organizers Blog “Team Anonymous”:
Sarah Black, Argelia, Nicole
Team Anonymous runs a blog that is mostly about social issues in their own neighborhoods that they are interested in. Sarah reflects on one entry she posted, which was about the challenges of community organizing and the skills needed for organizing. It came from an experience during a street performance when a passer by asked her what it feels like to be rejected so much. In the blog, Team Anonymous talks about things that spark their interest here at the All Stars, and they have found that they really enjoy writing and talking about the issues they are thinking about. They hope to reach a broad audience, both ASP people and beyond, so check them out at whyorganize.tumblr.com