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Ambassadors have now been making beads as part of the Water Challenge for almost two months now, and the results are phenomenal! In less
than two months, White Plains has come together to make around 15,000 beads - and we're still counting!
Help us make beads! Email us at email@example.com for more information. And like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates as we reach for our goal of 20,000!
This year, students have created replicas of bones from papier-mâché and clay, and sent them to Washington, DC, where they have become part of a worldwide collection. In response, the sponsor
foundations have pledged to contribute money to aid genocide victims in Somalia and the Congo. The bones are symbolic of the lives lost in those countries. Through something as simple as folding
a paper crane or making a bone out of papier-mâché, students are making a difference. An important change occurs when many people join each other, focus on an injustice, and put their hearts and
minds into providing aid to those who have been hurt. On June 8th, 9th, and 10th, I was honored to represent the White Plains Ambassadors at our country’s capitol, and helped to create this
million bone installation for peace. People from around the U.S. and around world came together to stand up for human rights and an end to genocide.
The high school Ambassadors have also been producing a television series called REACT News. We wish to inform the people around us of social and political problems as they develop here at home
and across the world. While informing the community, we emphasize individual action as a response to these issues. We are devoted to this program as our path to peace. Topics include genocide in
various parts of the world; jobs, energy and fracking; the stress of the college application process; music as a way to inspire; and animal adoption. Video spots are recorded at Eastview Middle
School and in the TV studio on the White Plains High School campus
Global Ambassadors is active in the White Plains community at the middle and high schools. The middle school students are currently undertaking a project that falls under the path of charity:
serving worried parents and families at the Ronald McDonald House in Valhalla, New York. The mission of The Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley is to provide a temporary
home-away-from-home for families with critically ill or traumatically injured children. Throughout the Spring 34 Ambassadors traveled to Ronald McDonald house in small groups and cooked delicious
and nutritious meals for these families. This program coincides with other projects, including a holiday toy drive. Students brightened the holiday season for needy children by wrapping and
giving over 100 toys.