Service

State Service Project

In February 2020, Project Be Well was approved as the NMASC Community Service focus through state conference 2023. School councils are encouraged to research and come up with their own project(s) that focus on Be Well.

In addition to individual student council service projects, at NMASC statewide events (Summer Workshop, Fall District Conferences, State Conference), student delegates will participate in a service project focused on Be Well.

Project: Be Well

Suggestions for Working with Be Well in Your Community

(the projects listed below are just suggestions/ideas; your council is not limited to what is listed and many of the categories overlap)

Project Be Well: Mental/Emotional Well-Being
  • Stress, depression, anxiety
  • Suicide awareness, prevention, where to seek help
  • PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders

Project Ideas:

    • Host a mental health screening event
    • Talk about it. Be a supportive friend. Listen to people and never judge.
    • Share your story
    • HelpYourselfHelpOthers.org
    • Start a suicide prevention program/learn what to do when someone threatens
Project Be Well: Social Well-Being
  • Gun violence/gun control
  • Bullying
  • Homelessness
  • Human/sex trafficking

Project Ideas:

    • Definition: interaction a person has with their “community”
    • School activities/athletic fairs; encourage every student to be involved in at least one school activity
    • Positive peer pressure to help stop bullying
    • Awareness drives
    • Definition: involvement in the decision-making process
    • Add a layer to student government: establish a homeroom representative
    • Monthly meeting to gain input from the student body on a variety of school policies; and add communication with the student body
    • R.S.V.P. process (Raising Student Voice & Participation)
Project Be Well: Behavioral Well-Being
  • The connections between behaviors and the health and well-being of the body, mind ans spirit
  • Alcohol/substance/vaping use
  • Family health
  • Human rights

Project Ideas:

    • with the elderly, veterans, substance awareness
Project Be Well: Spiritual Well-Being
  • Connectedness with self, others, art, music, literature, nature or a power greater than oneself
  • Love, joy, principles, morals, values, be kind to one another

Project Ideas:

    • Create a yoga club or a lunchtime positivity group
    • Volunteerism/mentoring
    • Dude. Be Nice. (dudebenice.com)
    • Character Counts / Be Kind initiatives
Project Be Well: Physical Well-Being
  • Good nutrition/eating habits
  • Physical activity
  • Prevention/detection of illness
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Healthcare

Project Ideas:

    • Backpack project for students in need or food for weekends, school breaks
    • School/personal hygiene/clothing supply “closet” for students in need
    • “A-thons” – jog, dance, shoot, hoops, jump rope, etc.
    • Health related projects with kids younger than those in your council
Project Be Well: Financial Well-Being
  • Budgeting – effectively pay bills while saving for future goals
  • Personal/family finance
  • Grocery shopping and meal planning on a budget
  • Money plays a critical role in our lives and not having enough of it impacts health and academic performance

Project Ideas:

    • Take an online class on Financial Fitness
    • Help plan family meals and make market order
Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday is designed to foster the development of healthy habits and lay the groundwork for students to lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

  • Tips on daily announcements
  • CharacterStrong’s Resource Gym
  • Student Council event: make a friendship bracelet. Challenge: give it away by the end of the day
  • Peer-to-peer learning to make an impact on your campus or in your community
  • Create posters dealing with any/all of the Project Be Well ideas that you are implementing

2021 Project of the Year Entries

The following projects were submitted at the 2021 NMASC State Conference.

Citizenship

No Citizenship project entries this year.

Community Service
Environmental Awareness
Fundraising
Health & Safety
Membership Motivation
School Service
Spirit
Staff Relations
State Project: Be Well
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