Outline and Final Project Power of One EDU635 (Education Ashford Univ)First I need an outline of the final paperReview the requirements for your final paper and post a draft outline in the discussion forum.  Note any items that you would appreciate feedback on or include portions of your narrative that you would like reviewed.Then the Final ProjectPower of OneYou have been learning about how developmental assets can be built into your instructional models and how to use that knowledge to support community-wide efforts to strengthen and support the adults and youth in your community, including identified classifications of Latino, African-American, and youth with disabilities.     We have identified and evaluated the existing programs in your community based on the 40 Developmental Asset model and brainstormed ways that you can use that model to create or  support the existing programs within your local school and/or community. Using reflection and analysis, you identified a specific initiative that meets an identified need in your community and has the potential to be immediately incorporated into your instructional setting or community.Your final project is composed of three different categories that will be submitted as a complete unit. These categories include:A multi-media presentation or slideshow created in a program of your choice (PowerPoint, Google Presentation, Prezi, etc.) that you can use to introduce your initiative to your students, parents, and/ or community.Created resources and handouts that support your presentation and initiative.An eight- to twelve- page paper that outlines your processes and can be used to introduce and support your initiative.Your multi-media presentation or slideshow can be created in a format of your choice (Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Presentation, Prezi, etc.) and should last between 5 – 15 minutes when presented orally.Your presentation should cover, but is not limited to: The purpose of your initiative, vision, and mission  A brief overview of the 40 Developmental AssetsA graphic of your community based on researched dataHow your initiative will support or create a positive environment and/ or enhance an existing program or practice using proven methods with and for young peopleA reference slide citing all sources using APA formatYour created resources and handouts include the final draft copies of the Student Handout created in Week Three, Resource Table finalized in Week Four, and Communication Guide created in Week Five.Your written paper should be between eight- to twelve- pages (excluding title and reference pages), double spaced and formatted to APA style.Your paper should include the following topics/ headings:A brief description of your initiative, vision, and missionA narrative summary of your community’s demographics including those that are related specifically to the 40 Developmental Assets as outlined in your textA graphic or written narrative that outlines the steps that you have taken, or will take, to achieve your visionA reflective narrative on how you arrived at your initiative based on your community needs as outlined in the demographics and your thought process for developing your mission/vision statementsThe specific internal and external assets you focus on and whyHow your initiative addresses at least four of the Five Action Strategies as identified in your textA short written explanation outlining your evaluation processYour plan for growing and sustaining your initiativeYou may use any or all of the instructional materials you have created during our course. Your completed final project should utilize a minimum of five credible sources, excluding your text book.Below is the first part 1 of the project in case you need some help with what I am doing.The Power Of One (Part 1)
Terra Smith
EDU635: Community & Youth Development
  In the County of Greenville the main
problem they seem to be facing is a high rate of juvenile arrests. The purpose
of this paper is to outline a plan that will facilitate youth to undertake a
twofold initiative in their community. First to assist in a peer mentorship
program and secondly to find a safe place for youth after the school day has
ended. The goal is to keep their peers engaged in educational studies and off
the streets, and to help reduce the juvenile arrest their community.
  As previously discussed in Week 1
Assignment, the total population in Greenville County is 461,299 and 104,821 of
population is under the age of 18.  The
average household has 2.5 members and the median household income in Greenville
County is $48,518, with 14.7% currently living below the poverty level
(Greenville County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau, 2012). Greenville
County appeared on the list of the 100 largest school districts in the United
States for several years. Greenville County now serves over 70,000 students
with 93 elementary and secondary schools and averages a 16.5:1 student to
teacher ratio. In 2011, 85% of Greenville’s population had a high school
diploma or more. The national Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate for the high
school students in the class of 2008–2009 was 75.5% (The Condition of
Education, 2012). Greenville County’s average is considerably higher than the
national average despite the fact that the state of South Carolina falls within
the bottom ten states for high school graduation rates. The demographics in the
Greenville County Schools are an obvious result of the ethnic demographics of the
entire population but the balance is slightly different. All minorities
combined in the population only account for about one fourth of the county’s
population while minorities represent just over one third of the combined
school’s population.  The major concern
was that almost one fourth of the county’s population is under the age of 18. It
is very important to provide resources and productive outlets for this area
youth. Although there are several programs that are geared toward the younger
aged children, it seems that venues for teenage children are in great lack,
which is reflected in the juvenile crime rate. 
News included numerous crimes involving teenagers. A 17-year old was
arrested after a tip lead to the discovery of an assortment of weapons in his
car. Four teens may be tried as adults after killing a homeless man and hiding
his body in a trash can. A 20-year old man is arrested for prostituting a
13-year old girl and a 16-year old girl. Juvenile arrests are the highest they
have been in ten years (WYFF Greenvilles Channel 4, 2012). These atrocities are
a result of a variety of elements and a lack of purpose and support for this
age group may be one of those contributing factors.
  The mission is to provide resources
and productive outlets for the youth in this area.  The goal will be to focus on assets building
to increase youth involvement in the community and to use their ideas as to
what they want to see take place in their community. There are many different
sectors within communities that can assist with this. The goal is to bring
those sectors together in one place and present the plan (Fisher, 2008).  First, to get started there will be an
evaluation of the available assets and resources. Next, we need to develop
strategies to gain buy in from all possible stakeholders within the community.
Then we can implement the plan (Fisher, 2008).
Table 1 shows the asset category,
purpose, and usage.





Be patient
with youth. Keep them safe and protect them. Teach youth to serve others. Use
youth as resources

Our church has
a senior citizens ministry where youth go to visit and read to the seniors or
assist with light duties.
Use youth as
mentors to their peers to assist in homework; Use youth to gain ideas for
youth involvement. Youth can set examples in assets values like serving


Set the rules
and be consistent. Have boundaries for school and neighborhood. Be a positive
influence and have high expectations of your youth. It’s okay for you to tell
your child that you are sorry.

Big Brothers
and Big Sisters Organizations; Parents and partners model happy
relationships. Other adults model positive relationship towards youth.


Let experience activities and have hobbies that are
challenging and fun. Do things to build their confidence.

Boys Scouts, Boys and Girls Club


Teach children that it is okay to learn, Set goal
together with your child. Praise their success. Bond to the school

Parents get involve with homework. Motivate them to
learn. Parents can purchase school T-shirts, take pride in your child’s
school. Other adults can help motivate youth


Caring, showing integrity, taking responsibility for
your actions, and being honest. Having a don’t quit attitude. Being

Parents don’t always get the child out of trouble.
Local churches reinforce honesty and integrity. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
help develop youth in these areas.


Respect and knowing how to resolve conflict.

Mentorship programs at church;  Big Brothers and Big Sister Organization


Self-esteem, power, knowing who you are.

Mentorship, Big Brothers and Sisters

Table 2 Shows how they are used in a
specific organization.



How they Engage


Victory Headquarters

To enlighten and encourage all mankind through
living, sharing and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Engage through teaching values, mentoring and
providing monetary incentives.

Support, empowerment, constructive use of time,
commitment, positive values and social competencies

Boys and Girls Club

To enable young people to be caring and productive

Provide a safe environment, establish relationships
with professional adults.

Support, empowerment, constructive use of time,
commitment, positive values and social competencies.

Big Brothers and Sisters

To mentor and support youth

Provide mentors to children that may be at risk
without intervention

Support, empowerment, constructive use of time,
commitment, positive values and social competencies.

Public Schools

To provide an education for all youth

Through providing a nurturing and caring learning

Commitment to learning, positive values, social
competencies and positive identity.

D. (2008). Quick-start guide to building assets in your prevention program.
MN: Search Institute.
County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau. (2012, December 6). State and
County QuickFacts.
News, Greenville, South Carolina Local News and Headlines – WYFF Greenvilles
Channel 4. (2012). Greenville News, Greenville, South
Carolina News, Weather and
Sports – WYFF Channel 4 Greenville.
The Condition of Education – Elementary and Secondary
Education – Student Effort, Persistence
and Progress – Public High School Graduation Rates –
Indicator 32 (2012). (2012).
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Home
Page, a part of the U.S.
Department of Education.

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