Knowing you have someone in your corner that values what you have to say and lets it be known that it’s okay to be yourself is very important in life. That’s what my mini-course/senior project is mainly constructed on. Bask In Your Beauty is a mini-course that builds the confidence of young girls and teaches them things about life that they’ll soon experience, especially in high school. While us as leaders are teaching these young girls, we were learning from them as well. All in all I’m truly grateful for the experience of getting to know these young ladies and I’m looking forward to seeing them grow into different people.
For my capstone project, I wanted it to represent something I was a part of and that I could actually relate to. I pushed the School District to include ASL as a language credit, offer more information on the deaf community, and include deaf students as they do other students. I assessed this by writing a letter to the hearing support coordinator. I would like a response in the letter as that will determine the success of my capstone project. Throughout this project, I learned more about my community and the abilities within. I am able to use my voice to speak for others.
I decided to have a young entrepreneur-led fashion show for My Senior Capstone Project. I reached out to two other designers, and we planned and brainstormed the theme/concept and every other aspect of the show. The fashion show took place May 9th @ sla Beeber Auditorium. Organizing my first fashion show as my capstone project has been an invaluable experience, filled with challenges, self-reflection, and personal growth. Despite the outcome not aligning with my initial vision, I have come to appreciate the journey as an opportunity for learning and development. It taught me the importance of effective communication, leadership, and adaptability. More importantly, it highlighted the need to embrace imperfections and view setbacks as stepping stones toward growth. Moving forward, I am grateful for the support received and excited to apply the lessons learned from this experience in future endeavors.
My group and I (Caprice and Collin), designed a mental health website that allows users to express their feelings in a healthy way. Users can communicate about mental health-related subjects on our website “CanWeTalk” using the chat feature. Other features of the website include sections like the “Learn more” and “Self-care” pages. Visitors can find a list of definitions for several common mental illnesses on the “Learn more” page. We felt it was critical to inform our visitors about the many terms in psychology and how illnesses may affect someone’s mental stability. Additionally, our team felt it was important to add a “Self-care” section to the website. In order to better their mental health at home, we wanted viewers to have the opportunity to learn more about this topic. On this page of the website, you may find tips on how to meditate as well as links to products you can buy that could potentially benefit you. After our website went live, we made flyers to distribute within the SLA building. We also set up an Instagram account for “CanWeTalk” with more promotions and advice. We push for more healthy approaches to address mental health because we value it. As one of SLA’s core values, collaboration is something we also appreciate. Our organization seeks to unite every demographic, that being adults and students.
At Science Leadership Academy@Beeber, capstone projects are an integral part of the learning experience. These projects are designed to make a lasting impression on the student and the school, while not taking away from the regular curriculum. This was especially true for my capstone project.
My team and I tackled the important subject of financial literacy, with the goal of showing our classmates the importance of financial freedom. We believed that this knowledge was essential to making informed decisions, and wanted to ensure that our peers had the same opportunities that we did.
To make our project as engaging as possible, we developed creative assignments tailored to our students. We created quizzes, worksheets, and presentations to ensure that everyone was engaged and learning. We also provided real-world examples of financial freedom to illustrate our points.
Our capstone project provided us with an invaluable experience that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives. We learned how to teach, collaborate, and communicate effectively, while also gaining an insightful understanding of the world of finance.
For my Capstone I made a basketball video and it is teaching the kids in the community or anyone that views it on how to play basketball so they can have a new hobby. Also, this was to get people off of the streets since my basketball video you can do this workout right outside your house in your house or in a gym and if you feel like your city is in a safe environment you may go to your park and do it. The end goal of this project is to make people better themselves in basketball and it will help you in your everyday life. Since you need to sacrifice things to help you get better like you may want to play the game today but you want to get better at basketball, you need to decide what will help you. If you want to be great at something you would need to sacrifice something to get what you want in life. By teaching kids in the community how to play basketball, you are helping to instill important values such as discipline and hard work that can help them in all areas of their lives.
Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SnCZJSmnnw
Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdxll9ynHMQ
I created a safe space for middle school girls at SLA Beeber, serving as a role model and offering a sisterly bond. Inspired by my own efforts to strengthen my relationship with my sister, I aimed to provide support and a place for these girls to express themselves. My classmates and I developed a mini-course focused on team-building, icebreakers, and interactive activities.
Throughout the project, I connected with the girls on a deeper level, going beyond the typical student dynamic. I strived to be a big sister, addressing their concerns and fostering personal growth. The course spanned several months, including a get-to-know-you party, self-care sessions, and outdoor classes.
Despite facing delays and challenges in maintaining their interest, I remained determined to make a positive impact. We sought new activities and utilized online resources to keep them engaged. Collaboration with my classmates and effective communication were crucial for success.
This experience taught me the importance of community and selflessness. Interacting with these girls allowed me to appreciate the simplicity and step away from my own worries. The project aimed to empower the girls, boosting their self-esteem, academic performance, and social skills. Witnessing their progress made me proud, and I hoped that one of them would continue the tradition, inspiring and supporting younger girls in the future.
Overall, the project successfully provided a supportive space for middle school girls, fostering mentorship and personal development. It showcased the positive impact of older students on younger ones, fostering unity in our school community.
I created a fitness and nutrition website for my senior project, with the goal of encouraging general health and well-being. I discovered the many benefits of regular exercise through thorough research, highlighting its good influence on physical and mental well-being. Acknowledging the need for suitable warm-up routines, especially for beginners, I emphasized them as a necessary component of any workout. I developed particular warm-up activities focused on people new to fitness to give a safe and successful starting point. In addition to exercise, I researched the health benefits of including fruit juices in a person’s diet, highlighting the role they play in overall health. I want to persuade people to make healthier eating choices by emphasizing their nutritional importance. Throughout the process, I realized my talent for quickly and successfully developing original ideas. When faced with obstacles or issues that need creative solutions, I discovered that I was capable of developing unique ideas on the spot. Using my knowledge and abilities, I devised unique and successful answers to any challenges that came throughout the creation of my senior project.
For my senior project, I developed a comprehensive fitness and nutrition website focused on promoting the benefits of exercise, warm-up routines, and the inclusion of fruit juices in a healthy diet. This project aimed to guide beginners and individuals seeking overall health improvement. The process involved multiple steps, including conducting research, creating content, and engaging in demonstrations. Also, this enabled me to provide evidence-based content that visitors could trust. In terms of content creation, I developed informative articles that highlighted the advantages of working out, the importance of warming up, and the benefits of incorporating fruit juices into one’s diet. Additionally, I provided specific warm-up routines and beginner-friendly workout recommendations to cater to the needs of my target audience. To enhance user experience, I designed an intuitive and nice website layout, incorporating elements such as images and videos. Throughout this project, I acquired valuable skills and knowledge. I deepened my understanding of fitness and nutrition principles, bettered my research and content creation abilities, and developed a better understanding of website design and user experience. Additionally, I learned the importance of practical application in reinforcing the concepts I presented. Overall, this senior project enabled me to create an impactful fitness and nutrition resource while acquiring valuable skills for future goals.
My Capstone was a Dance Mini-course that was to help make children feel more comfortable expressing their feelings. This mini-course included teaching, learning, and performing. My goal was to put together a showcase to show my work, but that changed once I started the mini-course. I changed my plans and decided to have the participants write a short reflection on their time with me. I taught them two short dances and taught them two different stretching techniques that they could use in the future. Learning all of that taught the girls to tap into their memory. This also helped wine them down after a long day at school. In the end, some of the girls sent their reflection and it was amazing for me to see what I have done for them.