Street cleanup – Espanola Florida- All Kids Are First- at AKA Day of Service

Street cleanup by youth of Espanola, Florida- the All Kids Are First Old Espanola Schoolhouse-  as part of the Day of Service- sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority – Chi Delta Omega  Chapter – Flagler County. The main streets, park areas, church grounds were cleaned.  Click to see video below.

Tempers got a bit frayed as the morning wore on, and piles of certain trash were an irritant. But in the end, the job got done. Some youth asked- why bother, if people are just going to trash the place again? It was a good question. My only answer was that regardless of what others do, it was their portion to do something good for the community, and hopefully serve as a better example to follow.

Apply yourself – PART 2 interview with Sue Fray, President of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Flagler County

PART 2- Brief interview with Sue Fray,  president of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority – Chi Delta Omega  Chapter – Flagler County, Florida on the AKA Martin Luther King Day of Service, at the All Kids are First Old Schoolhouse, Espanola Florida, Jan 21, 2013.

Her message for young people was simple – QUOTE: “Let them know they’re beautiful, they’re smart, they’re intelligent – all you need to do is apply yourself.”


 

Time, Talent and Treasure – PART 1 interview with Sue Fray- President, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Flagler County

PART 1- Brief interview with Sue Fray,  president of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority – Chi Delta Omega  Chapter – Flagler County, Florida on the AKA Martin Luther King Day of Service, at the All Kids are First Old Schoolhouse, Espanola Florida, Jan 21, 2013.

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She mentioned the “three T’s” – time, talent, and treasure – which I took to mean putting in the time to accomplish a worthwhile goal, using not wasting every available talent, and reaping treasure as a result of this commitment and effort. I thought it was a neat way to summarize things. Be sure to see Part 2 of the interview.

Girl power- Cultural production and collaboration in writing

The assignment was for “Kiki” to write a 12 line poem.. She made a good structure then spontaneously consulted with other students to improve her product technically and stylistically. 

Lines were trimmed, words substituted or changed and pacing adjusted- leading to a tighter result. This is an example of “cultural production.” There is a lot of scope for this in communities to engage youth in positive activities rather than relying on a bureaucracy someplace to do it.

Video:

2013 Martin Luther King Day- Day of Service! Sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority


Espanola King Day Community Cleanup!


Sponsored by the  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Chi Delta Omega Chapter
 and the All Kids Are First Old Schoolhouse
Come join us for a fun day of community service.
Monday, January 21, 20139:00 a.m.
at the Old Schoolhouse/St Paul’s Youth Center
108 Knox Jones Road, Espanola,
Florida 32110
ACTIVITIES
 
 Old Schoolhouse remodel/fix up
Community trash cleanup
Community garden planting
Local musical/poetry talent

Delicious food!

Come prepared to work, participate and have fun!

Contact:
Reggie Williams Or Mark Noel

386-569-8487 or 503-5254

“I just want to live a committed life..”
–M.L. King, 1968

Later for 2013: