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Join us in the #STEMDay discussion. After recognizing a need for more hands-on science in their school district, 2016 #BezosScholar Jacob Urbina, and educator Cody Mitchell, founded Elkhart Discovery Days.
Through Elkhart Discovery Days, Jacob and Mr. Mitchell worked to expose elementary-age students to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through hands-on experiences involving computer literacy, a hovercraft, rockets, drones, Rubik’s cubes, slime, laser harp performances, student demonstrations, and egg trebuchet-launching contests. In addition to an afternoon of science experiences, “care packages” were sent home to inspire students to challenge the future and explore science with their families. “Students were excited to investigate their own scientific questions,” shares Jacob. “The main purpose was to excite students to become more inquisitive, and I believe this happened.” For more on the Elkhart Discovery Days, click the link in bio. .
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Let’s talk #STEMDay. Combining a shared passion for science with a community ask for increased science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) opportunities in the community, 2015 Bezos Scholar Julie Fukunaga and educator Sandi Starr founded the @norcalsciencefestival
The festival, now in its fourth year, features hands-on STEAM activities from a banana keyboard, to Snap Circuit UFOs, robotics, live chemistry demonstrations, a rideable hovercraft, Makers crafts, environmental science displays, health center booths run by local pharmacies and hospitals, solar oven demonstrations, 3D printing, a Hitachi Electron Microscope lab, a coding workshop, and panels from local speakers, just to name a few of the hundreds of activities! ⠀

“I think there has been an increased awareness in how fun science can be,” shares Ms. Starr. “The event helped to let the school district know that the community supports science education and let the community know that we want to head in that direction.”⠀

The NorCal Science and Tech Festival welcomed more than 5,000 people in its first two years, alone! Look forward to this year’s Festival by clicking the link in bio.⠀


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Join us in the #STEMDay discussion! With her interests in STEM and global issues, 2012 Bezos Scholar Kiona Elliott, and educator Randa Flinn, held a two-day S.T.E.A.M. Ideas Festival at Northeast High School in Oakland Park, FL.⠀

On day one of the festival, high school students participated in the Water Walk and the Hunger Banquet fundraiser, spotlighting inequalities in resource distribution throughout the world, while asking students to think how STEM could provide solutions. ⠀

On day two of activities, students listened to the Darwin Day Road Show, participated in Pi-Day math activities, heard from a panel of area scientists, and participated in collaboration of STEM and the arts. ⠀

“We believe our festival raised awareness about science and made science more compassionate and fun!” explain Kiona and Randa. “We also believe that our Festival brought our school closer, and our community closer.”⠀

Kiona was invited – twice – to present at the annual White House Science Fair, and continues her interests and studies in the application of STEM as she pursues her Ph.D at Washington University in St. Louis. ⠀


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After creating a college mentoring focused Local Ideas Festival as a 2016 #BezosScholar, Tonaysia Price realized she had a passion for helping students succeed and thrive after high school. Click the link in bio to learn how she's turned this passion into a #SideProject while attending college.


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This corner in Soweto...is called the Ubuntu Corner. The concept is to give away your old clothes and have members of the community who may need them pick what they need.

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Today we’re talking about #WorldKindnessDay. 2012 Bezos Scholar Samantha Laney, and educator Rachael Mott, wanted to explore a positive, hands-on approach to helping kids to combat bullying and increase kindness among peers. They hosted an all-day event at Knox Trail Junior High School called The Ripple Effect.

The day started off with a flash mob followed by workshops facilitated by high school students encouraging middle school students to be kinder to one other by learning together. Students also participated in team-building exercises, and engaged in discussions on bullying and stereotypes, meant to encourage vulnerability in opening up to one another. “There have been massive changes in attitude in the junior high students,” notes Samantha. “This can be seen in the random acts of kindness that are still occurring, such as, compliment notes on lockers and the continuous wearing of The Ripple Effect bracelets. I think the most significant impact to the junior high students, however, is the role models that they now look up to. They all can go to high school knowing that there are students, like the Ripple Effect team to help them.” Click the link in bio to learn more about The Ripple Effect, watch the Local Ideas Festival video. .
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This past April, 2010 #BezosScholar Andy Zhang had the incredible opportunity to work with the @tedfellow team and attend the TED2018 conference as a Senior Bezos Scholar. Click the link in bio to check out his interview with American artist and Senior TED Fellow, @chrisunkim, about her work in language and art, her intersecting identities, and her plans for the future. .
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Are you a public high school junior looking to make a positive change in your community? See how you can make an impact as a #BezosScholars and apply to be a 2019 Bezos Scholar today! Link in bio for details. .
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"Elevating the voices of people threatened by gentrification and empowering them to create and implement solutions will help make major strides towards improving areas without displacement," shares 2014 #BezosScholar Pablo Haake as he reflects on his Local Ideas Festival for #WorldCitiesDay. Click the link in bio for more. .
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Join us in discussing @UnitedNations #WorldCitiesDay and see how Scholars and educators who’ve leveraged their communities’ interests in urbanization as a place to begin conversations and change.
In some cities, urbanization can revitalize and boost local economy, while sometimes making it too expensive for existing residents. This process is often referred to as gentrification. 2016 Bezos Scholar Yabundu Conteh, and educator Teng Yang of Democracy Prep Charter High School in New York, NY, challenged their community to think about the impact of gentrification on Harlem through their Local Ideas Festival Harlem Shaking: Evaluating Gentrification in Harlem.
This event capitalized on Harlem’s love of block parties, and engaged people young and old in a lively and heated panel discussion on regional gentrification, , and its impact on people of color in community.

Yabundu shares, “The biggest success of Harlem Shaking was students saying that the event gave them the drive to combat an issue they’ve felt silenced on, or unable to address due to a lack of appropriate tools and a common language.” .
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Do you want to positively impact your community? Apply to be a 2019 Bezos Scholar and learn how you can enhance your skills and community. Click the link in bio to learn more and apply. Applications are due Friday, February 8, 2019. .
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Today we’re contributing to the United Nations #WorldCitiesDay discussion, by showcasing Scholars and educators who’ve leveraged their communities’ interests in urbanization as a place to begin conversations and change.
2014 #BezosScholar Pablo Haake, and his educator Michael Trujillo, brought young people and city leaders together through Our City Movement to help promote youth voice influence the development of downtown Davenport, Iowa as a more vibrant home for area millennials. Our City Movement featured a panel of local speakers and small group discussions on the current and future plans for downtown Development.

Our City Movement was founded in response to a community need identified by the Davenport, Iowa Regional Opportunities Council in 2014. Through the Council’s Regional Vision, they set a goal of making the Quad-Cities (Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa; Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline, Illinois) a “cool, creative, and prosperous” place.

While reflecting on this 2015 Local Ideas Festival, Pablo noted, “The greatest strength of [Our City Movement] was its ability to bring together a very diverse group of people with different ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives to talk about a part of their city that they either cared or didn’t know much about, and how they could improve it.” Our City Movement evolved into smaller one-off events promoting the downtown’s revitalization efforts. . .
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Do you want to positively impact your community? Apply to be a 2019 Bezos Scholar and learn how you can enhance your skills and community. Click the link in bio to learn more and apply. Applications are due Friday, February 8, 2019. .
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Today we’re celebrating #WorldInternetDay by sharing about a Scholar/educator duo who sought to tackle the revolutionary ways the Internet has changed how we communicate, gather, and share information, especially within their community.⠀

2012 #BezosScholar Ethan Bresler, and educator Aaron Weiss, hosted the Technology Bridge festival in Chicago. This event promoted digital citizenship and online responsibility with Walter Payton College Prep students, and provided student-led technology tutoring for Chicago-area seniors on their Smartphones, tablets, and computers.⠀

“While the seniors loved learning about how to use their devices to send texts, take pictures, write and email novels, and play Irish crosswords, they also really enjoyed the experience of hanging out with teenagers and telling their life stories,” reflects Ethan.


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Do you want to positively impact your community? Apply to be a 2019 #BezosScholar and learn how you can enhance your skills and community. Click the link in bio for details. Applications are due Friday, February 8, 2019. .
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After creating a college mentoring focused Local Ideas Festival as a 2016 #BezosScholar, Tonaysia Price realized she had a passion for helping students succeed and thrive after high school. Click the link in bio to learn how she's turned this passion into a #SideProject while attending college.⠀


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This past April, 2010 #BezosScholar Andy Zhang had the incredible opportunity to work with the @tedfellow team and attend the TED2018 conference as a Senior Bezos Scholar. Click the link in bio to check out his interview with American artist and Senior TED Fellow, @chrisunkim, about her work in language and art, her intersecting identities, and her plans for the future. .
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Today we’re talking about the @UN #WorldFoodDay by highlighting a Scholar and educator who raised awareness and created solutions for food security in their community.⠀

In spring of 2015, 2014 #BezosScholar Audrey Huynh and her educator, Eric Whiteside, founded the MUSTANG Project. The MUSTANG Project built six outdoor box-gardens and a permanent aquaponics garden/greenhouse at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.⠀

“Most of the students at Myers Park had never even heard of an “aquaponic garden” before the MUSTANG Project, or had ever discussed the problem of food deserts or the future of food sustainability,” noted Audrey. ⠀

The MUSTANG Project promoted sustainability, nutrition, aquaponic technology, gardening, and farming to the Charlotte community while also creating interactive learning environments for Myers Park High School students.⠀

Thanks to the MUSTANG Project, the Myers Park High School Career & Technical Education Department and the Horticulture Department created their first aquaponic garden class, for Advanced Studies Horticulture students. The Science Department also designed hands on learning opportunities for students to work in the outdoor box gardens. ⠀

Along with hands-on learning opportunities, the MUSTANG Project partnered with a local food distribution program called Communities in Schools. Together, they harvested produce from the outdoor box gardens to share with the thirty three percent of the school’s students receiving free and reduced lunch, many of whom live in food deserts.⠀

Beyond their local school community, the MUSTANG Project also partnered with local nonprofits to broaden their outreach. Thirty percent of the garden’s harvest was donated to Friendship Trays, which serves those in the Charlotte community with limited access to healthy foods due to age or disability.⠀


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Congratulations to 2018 #BezosScholar Makayla Dawkins who was recently appointed to the Connecticut State Board of Education! Click the link in bio to read more about how she’ll be focusing on educational policy and community projects. .
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Join us in the #WorldMentalHealthDay discussion as we share about a Scholar and educator who raised awareness of mental health issues and relevant community resources through their Local Ideas Festival. ⠀

After recognizing the stigma surrounding youth mental health and the related community need of both dialogue and access to mental-health supports in their community of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, 2017 #BezosScholar Anna Schumacher and educator Karin Fritz-Staley brought together their community for DLthriving. ⠀

“DLthriving came about during a time when the Detroit Lakes community was taking a greater interest in mental health,” shared Anna.⠀

Through DLthriving, Anna and Karin worked to expand the community’s knowledge and create a common vocabulary to talk about mental health, and showcase community resources through testimonials and a panel discussion with local professionals. ⠀


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Today we’re talking mental health for #WorldMentalHealthDay. Thoughts for a Rainy Day was the Local Ideas Festival founded by 2017 #BezosScholar Dylan Hess and educator Becky Ugander. Their event opened up the conversation about mental health, featured multiple workshops on suicide awareness, #LGBTQ support and allies, and many more. Through their Local Ideas Festival, Dylan and Becky worked to help people feel more comfortable in asking for help and to understand that maintaining one’s mental health is just as important as one’s physical health. Along with open dialog, their Festival connected people with local resources and support in the Wheat Ridge, CO community. .
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"DLthriving came about during a time when the Detroit Lakes community was been taking a greater interest in mental health,” shared 2017 #BezosScholar Anna Schumacher. Join the conversation for #WorldMentalHealthDay tomorrow and click the link in bio to learn more about Anna's Local Ideas Festival in her blog post, Dismantling the Stigma of Mental Health. .
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How do you know which college is right for you? Where do you begin when applying to colleges? Click the link in bio to learn 5 key insights for high school students as they start the college decision-making process from current college student and @AspenInstitute intern Luis Giraldo. .
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This past April, 2010 #BezosScholar Andy Zhang had the incredible opportunity to work with the @tedfellow team and attend the TED2018 conference as a Senior Bezos Scholar. Click the link in bio to check out his interview with American artist and Senior TED Fellow, @chrisunkim, about her work in language and art, her intersecting identities, and her plans for the future. .
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For National Voter Registration Day, we’re sharing how 2012 #BezosScholar Christopher Sabbagh and educator Naomi Brown used their local ideas festival to promote civic engagement by raising voter awareness.
The Power of ONE festival in Sugar Land, TX was designed to highlight the importance of every single vote and explored the ideas of democracy and the power of community engagement. Chris worked with his community and school district to host a festival that featured a voter registration booth and meet-and-greet with local politicians and members of local voter’s leagues. “The main parts of the festival,” shared Chris. “Were of course, voter registration and the second is issue awareness.” Through his efforts, The Power of ONE festival registered more than 600 voters and brought awareness of local and state issues to his community. .
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"When you allow youth to speak, think, and plan for themselves and their future, they will surprise you." Click the link in bio to hear more from @HaroldGreen on the importance of young people as changemakers.


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