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    Service Learning can be an essential part of a middle level student’s development. It allows them to make social connections with the community, grow as a person, and provide lasting memories that they can carry on into other projects. There are different types of service learning such as volunteering at events, do a community clean up, or coming into a classroom and mentoring the students. Some of these options can be life impacting than other depending on what interests the students. By having these experiences help them discover what they might want to do in the future. The first type of service learning is typically the most common and it is volunteer events. This allows the students to help out and not have to stress about school or homework.…

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    Evolution of Problem These days’ teens are coming out as LGBT in their early teens, as early as thirteen years of age. 1.6 million youth are homeless each year with 40% of them identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. These numbers are disproportionally high because 7% of the youth population in the United States is LGBT (“True Colors,” 2016). Each year $4.2 billion is spent on homeless assistance programs with less than 5% of this funding, $195 million, allocated for homeless…

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    Righteous B and His Ministry of Dirty Vagabonds There are many people who have made an impact when it comes to Youth Ministry. Pope John Paul II comes to mind when thinking about leaders in youth outreach, but I always think of someone who works on a much smaller scale. Someone who affected my life personally when it came to my religion. I always think of the Catholic youth minister and rapper Bob Lesnefsky aka Righteous B. With his wife, and a large number of young missionaries…

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    Unwind Body Right

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    A person’s right to their body has been an issue often debated throughout human history. Some examples of body right struggles include body snatching, organ harvesting, legal kidnapping, and abortion. In a novel by Neal Shusterman entitled Unwind, the repurposing of human teenagers is decided by their parents or legal guardians. Unwind exemplifies how an individual’s “right” to their body is determined by others. Unwind exaggerates and expands the issues society faces today about body right…

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    Boys & Girls clubs of America Boys & Girls clubs is a club where boys and girls learn to express themselves by learning and participating in fun activities. It gives boys and girls in America a sense of belonging and identity. For those who are left at home with no supervision and they feel left out and alone, they get to feel loved and cared for when they join. Programs are organized for the young boys and girls to enhance learning self-competence and belonging. The Boys & Girls clubs of…

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    Gran Torino Analysis

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    guests for his deceased wife’s gathering. My mind was telling me that they should automatically move to offer help. Besides the act of invading his personal things, they sat oblivious to the gesture of help. I loved the contrast between Thoa’s insistence on taking the greater weight of freezer upstairs and Walt’s American grandchildren who did not appear to have those qualities taught. The parents urging the granddaughter to offer help, shows that their generation knows those acts of service and…

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    they did their hair, and even wondering what they could have done better. So where did the phenomenon of needing instant gratification from strangers come from? In the early 2000’s “social media” really took off with sites like Myspace and then Facebook but, there are even more sites than ever now. All of them are designed to integrate with all aspects of our lives. People can share every part of their day in a number of mediums such as a post, photo, and even video. Because of this our lives…

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    The court in Illinois made a law saying anyone over the age of fifteen will be tried as an adult, meaning that Illinois feels that those minors are responsible for their own actions. Other oppositions may argue that a juvenile will not ever be tamed or learn from their mistakes, and that sending them through the court systems as they would an adult is the only way to make the young adult see the wrong in their ways. Juvenile crimes have increased by 67%. (“Teen Crime”, Donnelly and Lacayo) “In…

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    Discursive Essay – Video games, Beneficial to education? Video games, played by millions around the world and often thought of as time consuming and holding only negative effects on young minds. This topic is widely argued and questioned by parents and younger people alike. During this essay, this topic will be discussed and argued from both sides, for and against. To begin, when young minds play video games, emotional and intellectual skills are actually developed. These skills are gained…

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    Generation Like Summarize The Generation Like video explains to the viewer’s how younger people of this new generation use social media’s in order to feel accepted by their peers and at the same time using them as a way to promote advertisements for different companies. The first part of this video introduces the viewer to a group of younger people brainstorming ideas in order to get the most “likes” on their Facebook profile pictures, while this is happening Douglas Rushkoff is asking…

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