#1stSaturdays promotes each school to increase collaboration from within the school, while creating student run food related enterprises.
1stSaturdays.com is a platform to promote the 1st Saturday of every month as a global monthly volunteer/recruitment day at school sites.
#1stSaturdays is a ‘do now” strategy to advance schools towards #Familyhood
#Familyhood is driven by two main motto’s: The Friends of School Motto and The Mo’ Better Food Motto.
1) Motto 1: #friendsofschool states
“every school shall have a functioning Student Government Association, Parent Teacher Association & Alumni Association.”
2) Motto 2: #mobetterfood states,
“every school shall have a garden, a farmers market and grocery store.”
The collaboration of the schools Student Government Association, Parent Teacher Association and Alumni Association is the schools “Familyhood.”
Create Equal Education For All
Throughout the world. one can see the inconsistencies when it comes to educating our children. In the United States, one can witness two middle school students, attending schools less than 10 miles apart from each other, with one able to be run for school president and the other having no student government association at all.
We have also witnessed cut backs in school district eliminating certain programs across the board, but one school is able to save their program because the schools PTA or Alumni Association is able to subsidize the program, while the other schools program shuts down because it does not have these basic organizations to support the students.
Years ago another one of our programs, “Mo Better Food,” held a volunteer effort at Castlemont High School in East Oakland. Our task was to remove all the weeds and start a new garden. While our volunteer efforts went well, many weeds returned by the following month.
From this experience, we thought, what if all the people who volunteered today returned a month later? Could we maintain the garden and incorporate more students/community to help it grow?
We are currently seeking 1stSaturday coordinators to start 1st Saturdays events in their community.
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