Accomplished Activities Within the Community – Students in Action!
♥ Iris Festival Parade: McNary students & volunteers marched in the Iris Festival Parade with Official Pledge Banners while also handing out Family Pledge Letters and Purple Hands Pledge® Stickers
♥ Annual Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting® Week (3rd week of October):
—Purple Hands Assembly at Lee Elementary, Presented by students Christianna Allen, Sam King, and Becca Cross
—Marion County Commissioners Presentation to receive Annual Proclamation
♥ “Night of Hope”: Benefit concert organized to raise funds to send official Purple Hands materials to 49 schools in South Africa.
♥ Marion County Oregon Fair: Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting® Students organized and worked the Purple Hands Pledge® booth at the County Fair
♥ Cummings Elementary School: Community Fair
♥ Child Abuse Rally: Distributed Purple Hands Magnets, Stickers. Students led participants in reciting the Purple Hands Pledge®.
Accomplished Activities Within the School – Reaching their Peers!
♥ Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting® Annual Week: One entire week of education and outreach with McNary’s Student body
♥ ChristiAnna Allen, student, produced compelling public service announcement videos for the Hands & Words Class and McNary’s Health Class, for review and discussion. Both videos were shown to the entire student body. Topics included: Homeless Teens and Media Influence.
♥ David Blake, student, produced two powerful youtube videos covering depression and suicide prevention (Click Here To View Videos)
♥ Bulimia Awareness in Restrooms: Non-offensive/Non-triggering posters in every stall
♥ Words that Hurt Campaign: Stop the use of the R-word (retard), Stop the derogatory use of “Gay”
♥ Purple Hands Wall: Displays of the Purple Hands Pledges from students in McNary Choir and the Hands & Words Elective Class