Make Life Meaningful Through Persistent Effort
INPUTS (something put into a system or expended in its operation to achieve output or a result)
Two of our success coaches have master’s degrees in education and have had several years experience motivating young people to succeed by collaborating with local businesses and governments. They have planned over 100 different activities to stimulate a student’s positive attitude and create an interest in entrepreneurism and the grit and wherewithal needed to persevere in business and in life.
ACTIVITIES (feasibility studies, requirements elicitation and analysis, requirements specifications, requirements validations)
Sustainability activities include volunteering at food and clothing drives, beach cleanups, organic farming, measuring water quality
Healthy living habits such as juicing, growing your own organic food in garden towers, making bokashi, making a worm farm, learning about aquaponics, building a tiny home, food security, dancing
Learning activities that will help students master logic models, the scientific method, how to make decisions, mastering critical thinking skills, mind mapping, enhanced reality, virtual reality
Learning about the law. Students will learn constitutional rights, state, county, and municipal laws, and basic contracts.
Home economics. Students will learn how to cook a decent, prepare nutritious meals, do their own laundry, clean a house, unclog a sink, fix a leaky faucet, properly clean a carpet,
Etiquette. Students will learn to comport themselves in public with common courtesy and consideration.
PROCESSES (if you focus on the right processes, in the right way, you can design your way to success)
These activities and habits will help students become cultural and business Ambassadors of Polynesia. The students will write and explain how the activities and processes have made an impact on their lives. Based on Sterling Scholar Award.
OUTPUTS (the information produced by a system or process from a specific input) and the OUTCOMES
A culminating activity will be held to honor and recognize students in an Ambassador of Polynesia competition.
The outcomes will include their complete digital portfolios, letters of recommendation, resumes, and a new sense of confidence and accomplishment.
Measure and nurture the positive IMPACTS you will make in the world.
We are confident that these activities will increase our students’ GPA, will increase their desire to take college Advanced Placement and AVID courses, that they will take ACT or SAT tests multiple times, and as a result, will help them qualify for college scholarships and will facilitate their chances of being accepted into the college of their choice.
These experiences will also help YES Education students to prepare for business and idea competitions (“Empower Your Dreams” and “Great Ideas”) held each year by the Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship at BYU-Hawaii University. Or collaborate with a BYUH Enactus team.
Bill Mollison’s visionary work developing and promoting permaculture have given people everywhere a template on how we can live sustainably on our planet.
A Whole System of Economic Understanding.
©Copyright 2011 Ethan Roland & Gregory Landua
Leaders of Sustainability who Inspire Us
BYU–Hawaii's Special Waste Action and Technology Team finds ways to better use the resources they have - be it food, money, land, power or materials. They focus on the 4 R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Revive.
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