Ross School - Senior Projects 2010

Student: Vanessa James

Mentor: Kenneth Sacks

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Title:  Be The Change

Description:

For my senior Project I organized and hosted a fundraiser event, to benefit children in Jamaica. The organization I worked with was called (JAMPACT), Jamaica Impact Inc. a certified 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. The organizations mission is to improve the social and economic conditions in Jamaica. For my senior project I wanted to inform people as well as inspire them; to remind them that Jamaica is more that meets the eye.  Even though Jamaica is a young nation, its accomplishments speak volumes, and I just wanted people to see that.

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Abstract

The reason why I chose to have a Benefit to help children in Jamaica was because I always wanted to help children and what better way to do that than to have a benefit where all the proceeds go to the children, to provide books, food, shelter, and the proper education needed for these children. I also was born in Jamaica and grew up there for the first half of my life, and I was aware of the harsh living conditions in Jamaica, so that pushed me to work with JAMPACT (Jamaica Impact Inc.) a non-profit organization that was founded 11 years ago in New York, that is souly devoted on helping children in Jamaica.

I feel that my project turned out great it was everything I visualized when I planned on having a Benefit. It was lively but cultural and informative at the same time. I wanted to give everyone who came to my event knowledge of the Jamaican culture, I wanted them to learn something they had not known until that night, and I feel like they did. I wanted it to be inspiring thatŐs why I gave it the name Be the Change, because I felt that it doesnŐt take someone with an abundance of money to make a difference, all you need is someone who truly is devoted and cares, to Be the Change.

This experience has been so rewarding in many ways, it taught me how to be an event coordinator, which I had no knowledge of when I first started planning my event. It taught me how to be presentable in all kinds of setting. I will never forget this experience, every aspect of it. It drove me crazy some days but it was worth it.

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Community Member (Details)

Akelia Lawerence President of JAMPACT