20% Project Blog Brianna reckard

January 20, 2017

I am doing my 20% project with Ashley and for our project we are hoping to create a video that exposes our viewers to the stress that high school students go through. We personally feel that doing volunteer work outside of cool and other small kind gestures to the people around us,help with our own personal stress. So with that, we want to ask a few people we know who are stressed to volunteer with us to see how they feel after.

February 1, 2017

This week we made calls to a senior center, an elementary school, and the animal shelter about volunteering. We also made a thorough plan of what we want to accomplish at the end of our 20% project.

February 10, 2017

Throughout the week we were thinking of ways we could get people to volunteer. Ashley asked if i wanted to go hiking again and our conversation turned from hiking to Beaman's project. We both realized that we should change our idea a bit to just doing general activities outside of school. It would also give us more diverse options on what we could do. So our new idea is to invite people who are stressed to join us in the activities we chose to do.

February 21, 2017

Today we discussed who our mentor was going to be and filled out the communication plan. Over the weekend we also made our instagram account for the project.

March 03, 2017

Since our last update we have created our instagram and posted our first two posts. We now have 178 followers. We also did our first activity to suppress our stress. We went to Box Springs Elementary School and to read to first graders for Read Across America.

March 10, 2017

We recently decided that we want to plan a new event that our followers can join us in doing. We want to plan a hike over break. We also set a new goal for our followers on instagram. We want to reach 200 followers by the end of our project.

March 17, 2017

After receiving our feedback, i realized we should try to advertise our instagram account more. We really only advertised it the day we made it. Advertising our instagram on other social medias or even flyers around school would only help us in reaching our new follower goal. During spring break we hope to go on our hiking event.

April 7, 2017

Recently we have gone on a hike to suppress our stress. We also are planning on joining the animal shelter's volunteer program.

April 14, 2017

Lately we have not been updating because this past week because i personally have been extremely busy. We already discussed that we needed to begin updating regularly once the new week starts.

May 1, 2017

I think our symposium event went well, i felt that we were well organized and confident with our work. We definitely need to begin posting regularly again because we got more followers from the event.

May 26, 2017

Recently, Ashley and i have decided that we don't see ourselves continuing with our instagram once the project is over so we posted our final post this week. We have been working on our ted talk everyday and are ready to present.

Credits:

Created with images by Aiko, Thomas & Juliette+Isaac - "sunflower"

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