Presentation on theme: "Math for AAS General Education Spring, 2009 Instructor: Barbara Rademacher Kimberly Winters Marisela Patolzin Ginger Seale Lejuana Tyler."— Presentation transcript:
Math for AAS General Education Spring, 2009 Instructor: Barbara Rademacher Kimberly Winters Marisela Patolzin Ginger Seale Lejuana Tyler
Introduction The Goal ~ To provide free prom dresses and accessories for local young ladies. The Mission ~ Impact the lives of local high school Juniors and Seniors by helping make their prom dreams come true. This project is important because every young lady has the right to feel like a princess at prom and dress up for the prince. Projects similar to this one take place nationwide and we hope to start a grass roots project here.
Community Benefits We targeted NWA and we reached out to the community of students, namely young ladies, that will be attending NWACC in the coming years thereby creating a bridge from High School to NWACC We hope that this is the foundation of a much larger project in the future….We have hopes that it will grow and develop much like the lovely ladies that we are trying to help. Prom is a very special time in a young girls life and should not be hindered by hardships. This project is to help build the dreams of girls who might not otherwise be able to attend their prom. Creating a princess is quite a joy and a blessing for us.
What do teens have to say about prom? From the Prom Princesses: By dressing in formal attire you show the world how you have matured and grown as a person. Step out of ordinary, into extraordinary Prom marks the end of your high school experience. It is one great last chance to hang out with all your friends for one big fun last time Hello to new beginnings and goodbyes to high school life. Prom is Promise... Promise to always remember this enchanting night of lovely decorations, food, music and company... "Promises last forever, never do they die... Best friends stay together and never say good- bye"! That's the real deal of prom... Prom is about the hype, about the fantasy, one night to be like the models on TV From the Prom Princes: I think it's also somewhat a band of brotherhood for most guys. You feel really connected with one another all dressed up, all differences, peer groups, etc seem to disappear. I've never felt closer to my friends than on these dances. Do everything you can, go to every event possible, try every food, drink every drink, dance to every song with every person. Take advantage of every situation and make it the best, you never know when (or if) you will be having as much fun as you are right now. Carpe Diem Random quotes from teens
Methods for Success Enlist community support Work with the east lab technology Media promotions Word of mouth by area high school students Hard Work!
Course Content Used statistical data: Percentage of students on free and reduced lunches at local high schools Queried the young ladies at the event concerning the need for continuation of the project Gathered information regarding sizes donated and needed Organized data into various charts Used EAST lab and Excel to develop the charts
Need in this Area School Report Cards, Website; 2006 Data Percent of Students Eligible for Free and Reduced Meals at local High Schools Arkansas average 53.57% National average 45.74% mean34.80% median35.00% mode36.00% highest63.00% lowest16.00% standard deviation11.64%
Schools Wearing FREE Dresses Number of dresses given this year per school
Dress Information In ~ dresses that were donated to the drive Out ~ dresses that the girls chose this year
Girls Dress Sizes 38% of the girls that came to this years event wear a size 4 and 23% wear a size 8 Using this chart one could estimate that approximately 66% of the dresses need to be size 4-8
Query When asked, Should we do this every year? 100% of the girls attending said YES
Future Projects Perfect project for a NWACC club to undertake and continue in the coming years. Possibilities: Providing a community service announcement with the program: Date-Rape Prevention Abstinence, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alcohol Awareness Fashion Show
Community Contacts Barbara Radamacher ~ NWACC, Math Faculty, i Reporter Barbara McBride ~ NWACC, Special Events Coordinator Christy Reynolds ~ NWACC, Information Desk Secretary Bill Crawford ~ Helping Hands Bonnies Blessings 40/29 News KLRC
Informative Links Beccas Closet http://www.beccascloset.org/ Donate My Dress http://www.donatemydress.org/ High School Glass Slipper Project http://nfg.volunteermatch.org/results/org_detail.jsp?orgid=86393 Preventing Date Rape w/Free Prom Dress http://weblogs.cltv.com/news/local/chicago/2008/03/preventing_date_rape_wfree_prom_dress.html BuzzFree PROMises Dress Giveaway http://www.buzzfreepromisesdressgiveaway.org/donate.html Making Prom Dreams Come True ~ Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-246675 Group Offers Prom Dresses To Local Teens http://www.4029tv.com/news/19218765/detail.html?taf=fts
Project Timeline 1/26/09 ~ began project planning 2/2/09 – 4/6/09 ~ investigated several ways to go about project 4/6/09 ~Made decision to have drive at NWACC 4/8/09 ~ Started collecting dresses 4/18/09 ~ Had the Prom Dreams Come True day 4/20/09 ~ Spoke with Phi Theta Kappa president about the possibility of the club taking over the project for future years 4/27/09 ~ Presented to class Near future ~ Present project at a Phi Theta Kappa meeting
Skills Developed Teamwork and Cooperation Time Management and Organization Communication Computer Mathematical Reasoning Digital imaging Networking Community involvement, awareness
Technology East lab PowerPoint Internet Print production technologies Cell phone Digital imaging-digital camera Radio Media Television Media
EXPECTED OUTCOMES Pretty Prom Princesses! High Grades Personal Growth Increased community awareness Valuable networking skills Positive impact on community Improved technology skills
FREE PROM DRESSES! Location NWACC Student Center Room #108 When April 18, 2009 10 am – 2 pm Location NWACC Student Center Room #108 When April 18, 2009 10 am – 2 pm Project Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! is providing dresses and accessories to local high school girls who would not be able to attend prom because of the cost of a dress. Donate your Prom Dresses! With your help, young ladies in Northwest Arkansas will have a night to remember! Drop off dresses at: NWACC Student Information Desk Student Center Donate your Prom Dresses! With your help, young ladies in Northwest Arkansas will have a night to remember! Drop off dresses at: NWACC Student Information Desk Student Center