Students on Service

Verified Non-Profit

Verified Non-Profit

The Description

With sufficient funding, the Allen Garden will purchase, install, and maintain a hydroponics system. Such a system provides a closed system for teaching, uses only 5% water and, thus, sustainably increases production of nutritious plants, including flowers and herbs. In funding this project, students will learn about critical issues such as global warming, resource depletion, and the need for future sustainability. They will also collaborate with professionals in a positive, constructive atmosphere that will facilitate restorative justice and empower students to become involved locally in solving global problems. The Richardson Legrand Better Communities team will work with the students to improve the existing greenhouse infrastructure at Allen Garden and build additional sustainable growing spaces at Plano East Senior High School.

In addition to funding and expanding the Allen Garden, Students on Service would like to expand its sphere of influence to include student service groups at Plano East Senior High School. These groups would partner with SOS to renovate the Allen Greenhouse, to construct and install vertical towers on the campus of Plano East Senior High School, and to maintain a beehive on site at the Allen Greenhouse. All of these projects facilitate education around sustainable growing, preparing, and eating nutritious foods that benefit humans and the environment.

To maximize the impact of Students on Service, the following groups and organizations will be asked to partner in some capacity: Neil Sperry, BeeKeepers, Plano East Senior High School student organizations, PledgeCents, and Legrand International. Legrand’s goal for this project is to promote sustainability education at local schools and to build a relationship with the local community.

Back Up Plan

If we do not reach our goal we will work with whatever funds are available.

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About the Creator

I am a senior at Plano East Senior High as well as a director for Students on Service, a non-profit working with at-risk youth in Collin Co. Sophmore year I was sent to truancy court and had to serve 50 court-ordered hours of community service through Students on Service. After completing my required hours I began interning for S.O.S. because I saw an opportunity to help people and connect my community by inspiring the youth. Since becoming an intern for Students on Service I have gotten the pleasure to see through many perspectives and have grown as an individual, peer, friend, and most importantly a leader.

I fell in love with sustainability and the idea sustainable development after taking AP Environmental Science. After learning in depth about the effects of human activity on the balance of nature I felt compelled to take action. I have focused specifically on sustainable agriculture such as hydroponics, aquaponics, and aeroponics. In a pursuit to be a better steward of the environment, I hope to inspire my volunteers to think globally and act locally through local projects. With this mindset of thinking, I am teaching the youth how to not only be an American citizen but also a global citizen.

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Andy Davis

8 months ago

$50

Michael Dawson

8 months ago

$100

Brian Drew

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$125

Ryan Smillie

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$50

David Dilitkanich

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$100

Kristina Salazar

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$50

Doug Fitzgerald

8 months ago

$100

Kia Knox

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$200

Steven Cottam

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$50

John Pike

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Scott Buck

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Keith Evans

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$50

Anthony Colvin

8 months ago

$100

Justin Farrell

8 months ago

$700

Don Henderson

8 months ago

$2,000

Darin Buscaglia

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$250

Mike Nykaza

8 months ago

$100

Raymond Acciardo

8 months ago

$25

John Baker

8 months ago

$50

Levi Lanz

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$100

Mike Garnett

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$1,000

Robert Bremser

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$50

Tasha Shields

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$50

Laura Freeman

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$200

Robert Roach

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$250

Greg Schneider

8 months ago

$30

Drew Sims

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$50

Patrick Roe

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$10

Hilary Mason

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$250

Annette Ziegler

8 months ago

$50

Drew Sims

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$100

Mike Evers

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$200

Drew Sims

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$100

David Warner

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$250

Charles Nicholson

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$500

Drew Sims

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$100

John Rolison

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$20

Anonymous

8 months ago

$50

Bill Chalef

8 months ago

$200

Adam Murang

8 months ago

$200

Micheal Knoblock

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$50

Dave Coutre

8 months ago

$50

charles junod

8 months ago

$40

Johnathan Virag

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$200

Andrew Brooks

8 months ago

$6,000

Johnathan Virag

8 months ago

$80

David Cavalli

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$100

John Borrelli

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$50

Brian Peterson

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$200

Shon Yust

8 months ago

$100

Fred Ernstberger

8 months ago

$500

Edward Slavin

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$100

Harold Jepsen

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$1,000

Martin Mesale

8 months ago

$100

Kris Haslan

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$50

Donald Munroe

8 months ago

$50

Luis Benavides

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$150

Jeffrey Jervah

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$100

Aimee Olding

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$100

Roy Weintraub

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$200

Thomas Lowery

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$150

Susan Rochford

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$100

Dennis Capucilli

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$250

Jason Kashner

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Michael Goldfinger

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$100

Eric Miyasato

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$100

Pat Rando

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Amy Lee

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Shea Parker

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Shannon Markey

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$500

Peter May

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