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2 Clean Drinking Water 1.1 Billion people worldwide lack access to clean drinking water1.1 Billion people worldwide lack access to clean drinking water Half the hospital beds in the world are filled by individuals suffering from water-born diseaseHalf the hospital beds in the world are filled by individuals suffering from water-born disease A child dies every 15 seconds from preventable water related illnessA child dies every 15 seconds from preventable water related illness Several student-led groups are raising awareness and funds to drill a water well in the city of Leon, Nicaragua and a few students will travel to and live in this community this summer to install the well and pump.

3 Teen Dating Violence 1 in 5 teens who have been in a serious relationship report being hit, slapped or pushed by a partner. 1 in 3 girls who have been in a serious relationship say they’ve been concerned about being physically hurt by their partner. Nearly 1 in 4 girls who have been in a relationship (23%) reported going further sexually than they wanted to as a result of pressure. A group of students is leading a revolutionary campaign in partnership with the National Dating Abuse Helpline to educate teens and expose abuse in our community

4 Lack of Education for children in South Africa About 69 million school-age children are not in school. Almost half of them (31 million) are in sub-Saharan Africa, and more than a quarter (18 million) are in Southern Asia. Lack of education locks children in the cycle of extreme poverty Something as small as funds for books, supplies, or uniforms may keep a child from attending school A group of compassionate students is empowering 20 impoverished children near Nelspruit, South Africa who will be unable to attend school simply because they cannot afford a $50 uniform. Advisory classes may pick a student to sponsor and become a life-changing force in one child’s future.

5 Supporting the MS Foundation and teacher David Duez More than 400,000 people in the United States have MS. An estimated 2,500,000 around the world have MS. Among young adults, MS is the most common disease of the central nervous system. MS is a progressive disease for which there is not yet a cure. A band of compassionate students and teachers have partnered with the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation to raise awareness and funds to benefit further research and teacher David Duez’s treatment

6 Human Trafficking and the modern day Slave Trade There are an estimated 27 million slaves worldwide There are more slaves TODAY than any other time in human history 80 % of slaves are women and children A group of student leaders is educating our community on the role we play in ending this abomination while raising funds to provide educational scholarships for girls rescued from forced sexual slavery

7 Mentor elementary school students –46 % less likely to use illegal drugs –27% less likely to use alcohol –37% less likely to skip class –53% less likely to skip school –33% less likely to hit someone Children with a mentor are: A select few students have piloted a mentoring program with local elementary students in need of positive role models. These high schoolers are beginning a club wherein like-minded peers can commit to invest in the development of deserving children in our community

8 Refugees and Child Soldiers There are more than 300,000 children forced to become soldiers The youngest child soldiers are usually 7 years old The UN has identified more than 36 million people of concern: refugees, displaced persons, stateless persons, & asylum seekers A group of passionate students is raising funds and awareness to liberate children who have been forced to become soldiers as well as developing a curriculum resource for teachers to assist in addressing these issues within classrooms

9 Career Day Many students graduate high school with an idea of what they want to do or study after graduation, but have very little experience in that field A group of professionally minded students is organizing an AHS Career Fair wherein local business leaders will host tables and seminars giving students access to a variety of career field, tips on future and current studies, and potential experience/employment in their company

10 Abused and Neglected Animals 5 million to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year 3 million to 4 million are euthanized (60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats). Five out of ten dogs in shelters and seven out of ten cats in shelters are destroyed simply because there is no one to adopt them. A group of student volunteers has partnered with Volunteers for Animal Protection, a local no-kill shelter, to address the needs of these loving animals through building/improving facilities and facilitating adoptions

11 Homelessness Families now make up 40% of the homeless One out of every four homeless individuals is a child! Unfortunately, families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. The average age of homeless individuals in the U.S. is 9 years old The number of classified homeless children in Humble ISD exceeded 550 in There are many more who are “hidden homeless,” staying with family or friends, that are not recognized in that number. A number of students are partnering with local agencies to raise awareness of this growing problem in our community as well as offering strategic services to help empower these families.

12 RESPOND Please pick a project that you would like to hear more about or would like to participate in. Mr. McWhorter –Include your advisor’s name, room #, and which project you want to support


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