CAMP Service-Learning Projects 2009-2010

Essays written by student mentor Gregorio Luis with the help of the CAMP Mentor team.

Latin-American Folklore Game and Crafts Night (February 23, 2010)

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Mentor: Dora Chavez

The group of CAMP students that consisted of Fermin, Leti, Maricela, Elsa, Mayra, Luna, and Jesus, were led by the student mentor Dora Chavez. Their mission was to promote cultural awareness to the second and third generation by organizing a game night, featuring a series of cultural games, activities and piñatas for elementary students. The night was a great success because students were able to enjoy the activities and at the same time, they learned the importance of promoting cultural diversity and cultural identities

CAMP Blood Drive 2010 (April 2, 2010) Students

Mentor: Isidro Interian

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) sponsored the national blood drive in honor of Cesar Chavez on Friday April 2, 2010. The group made the 7th place out of 32 CAMP grants that participated in the project, and 13th place over-all nationwide, out of the 113 total colleges. You can see the results of the National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge at the Migrant Students website. In collaboration with Red Cross, the CAMP students organized the blood drive at the “Tortilleria Las 4 Hermanas” in Hillsboro Oregon (2 PM to 7 PM).

The  CAMP students  consisted of, Maricela Nava, Viridiana Nolasco, Rogelio Rodríguez, Erica López, Jonathan González, Patricia González, Carolina Cortes, and Jesús Cortes, led by the a student mentor, Isidro Interian. The CAMP students chose this project to impact the community and complete the service learning project that was required by the CAMP program. The team made the great effort to plan, promote, and educate the community to donate blood, almost reaching the goal of 100 Latinos in the event.  Maricela Nava commented, “This day has been unforgettable.”

During the event, the donors were very happy to help others by donating blood. According to recent studies, a great percentage of Latinos have O negative blood type, known as universal type. The CAMP students would like to thank all the sponsors who provided food, fruits, and cookies. In the same way, we would like to emphasize a special recognition to the American Red Cross for making this possible.

Census 2010 (April 11, 2010)

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Mentors: Cesaly Gómez, Cristina Barrera

A group of CAMP students took the lead to support the United States Census 2010. The group participated in multiple presentations, and different events such as the Semana de la Raza and conferences in different schools in the city to promote the Census. On April 11, the students and their lead mentors attended the Latino Fair in Hillsboro, OR. Their goal was to inform the community about the importance of being counted, providing help filling out the census form.

STD Presentation (April 24, 2010)

Students

Mentors: Gregorio Luis-Ramirez, Aracely Madrigal

A group of CAMP students decided to do a presentation on STD tests (Sexual Transmitted Diseases). After researching critical information on STD, students learned the importance of being aware of these diseases and were wanted to educate high school students, by giving a series of presentations regarding the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of STDs.  The CAMP students presented to students participating in the Oregon Leadership Institute which is a mentoring and Leadership program for Latino students from Washington County.

On Friday June 4, the students successfully gave their last presentation at Liberty High School, presenting their project before a group of students in a health class.

Migrant Farm Working (April 29, 2010) Students

Mentors: Oslin Martinez, Cindy Gomez

As a requirement from the College Assistance Migrant Program, a group of CAMP students chose their service learning project on Migrant Farm Workers. Their goal was to learn and produce an impact on farm workers in the migrant camps in Washington County. This group of amazing CAMP students did their part in helping this cause by collecting and delivering items such as clothes, books for kids, toys, and hygiene items. Not only they provided basic items, but they also went to give support and learned about other communities and their conditions.