The Story. Each player is given the name of an object, a name and a place. The player has a maximum of 3 minutes to tell a story using the object, name and place. The next person in line must continue the story using the names they were given. In the end you should have created an interesting and funny story!During this week, we had a little change of plans and we decided that it would be a better idea to change our project to something that could involve other communities and benefit it in a more diverse and necessary way. The new project that Jade and I will be taking over is the Youth Organization Project that is taken place in the center of Tamarindo. This project will involve other communities into participating in this entertaining program.
What is the Youth Organization?
A youth organization is a type of organization that focuses upon providing activities and socialization for minors. Diverse activities will be involved for different communities from the province that want to participate.
The Youth Center in Tamarindo, was a project that was taken over by a student in the 11th grade and was very hard to manage or to even try to take over due to the management of the project but Jade and I are planning on putting our blood, sweat and tears into this project to ensure that it will be achieved and that we can fully provide lively activities for minors that are willing to participate.
What is the plan?
Jade and I will meet with the 11th grader that used to take care of this project and we will our planning on asking a few questions and get to know a little bit more specific information about the project.
Some of the questions that will be asked:
1. What are the necessary requirements in order to achieve this project?
2. How many times per week will it be necessary to attend and provide activities for the minors?
3. What are some alternative fundraiser ideas that could be planned in order to sustain our economical needs to preserve our project for 18 months?
4. How do we advertise about this project in an effective and engaging way in order to get not just the La Paz community but other communities such as other schools and engage new faces?
The main goal for this week is too get as much information as possible about this project in order to be fully aware and prepared with what will come our way during these 18 months of this project.
Once we have all the information needed, Jade and I will have to go to the Youth community center in Tamarindo and meet with the managers if needed, but if it’s not necessary then we would have to meet with the business owners of this project and give them a quick presentation about what we know, what are some of our ideas for this project and why we want to do this?
Some of the ideas that we have in mind:
Activities to get to know each other:
1. Fongo Bingo: Each person is given a piece of paper and a pen. Everybody is given about 5 minutes to go around the room and collect the names of 6 people in the room they don’t know so well. They must find out 3 things about each person on their sheet (eg. Name, school, about family, pets, worst hair cut, etc.). When everybody has 6 people on their sheet they take their seats again and we play Bingo!
2. Find your twin: This game is played in rounds, and in each round members of the group need to find their twin and ask 3 or 4 set questions. The leader of the activity gives direction for how each person is to find their twin in each round ie. Round 1- find someone the same height as you, round 2- find someone who is in the same year at school, round 3- find someone who like the same type of music, etc.
Other activities planned:
1. Relay in Pictionary: This game is played in teams in which when the game begins, each teams first player runs to the youth leader to get the first word and runs back to their team to draw the word. When the team has successfully guessed the word, the next player runs up to the leader and repeats the process. The team that draws and guesses all of the leader’s words first is the winner.
2. Time bomb: A few players stand in a circle and throw a ball (which is the bomb in this case) to each other. If the ball is dropped then the bomb is “activated” and it starts a countdown from 10 to explosion. Once the countdown has started, it cannot be stopped and the players must continue to throw the ball to one another. Whoever has the ball when it explodes is out of the game. Keep repeating this process until you are left with a winner – the last player standing.
3. Any type of board games
4. A story: Each player is given the name of an object, a name and a place. The player has a maximum of 3 minutes to tell a story using the object, name and place. The next person in line must continue the story using the names they were given and towards the end you should have created a funny and exciting story.
5. Field trips if we have enough money sustained, maybe take a quick trip somewhere for the younger kids.
6. Ocean cleanups: We are super close to the ocean so this is a great opportunity for a beach cleanup and have younger kids learn about how the ocean and the beaches can be washed up with toxins and plastic.
These are some of the ideas we have in mind in order to have a successful project and sustain a group of minors that will enjoy their time.
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