We’re thrilled to tell you about the projects for Fall SOUP ’17: Teen Edition!
Our partnership with the Krauss Family Fund at the Upper Arlington Community Foundation and the 4J Fund at the Upper Arlington Education Foundation has given us an amazing opportunity to work with the Upper Arlington School District. Together, we are excited to bring projects being led by students who are working to improve our comminity. These ideas are inspiring in their creativity and give us hope for the future. We can’t wait to have the #greenspoonarmy at our first Teen SOUP!
We have a pretty great mix of projects for this event—. These four projects are working hard to improve their communities. Without further ado… here are our four presenters:
At this club, we want to encourage body positivity and self confidence. Both of these are very important, especially while in a competitive school environment surrounded by others who are challenging you. I’ve overheard a girl discussing how stressed she was. Fitness club would provide a stress relieving place to workout for as long as you want and as hard as you want.
This project will offer a new way for students to learn critical life skills that could otherwise go overlooked. We’re hoping that the lessons taught will not only offer helpful day-to-day skills but also could teach long lasting tips for skills like communication and collaboration.
Our communities are often a bubble where it appears safe and well-mannered. But, bad things do happen and we must acknowledge that we can improve. One bad thing that happens is discrimination. Our project hopefully will make students who are not in the majority see that they are not alone and that discrimination of many kinds happens all around us, even if it is not seen by all.
She Can Make a Difference works by inspiring girls to reach for many different kinds of success, which will cause a positive impact on our city as a whole. We will allow girls from all over the city to learn from and inspire each other. Allowing girls from all over Columbus to meet each other encourages girls to experience different parts and places of Columbus and expand their own minds.