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Community Fundraiser April 25th 2013

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Leading the Way Scholarship Awards for 2016

The Mony Nop Foundation (MNF) is pleased to announce its Leading the Way Scholarship Awards for 2016.

The foundation is excited to award $7,000 to four different organizations or schools whose programs or projects align with the Mony Nop Foundation mission to support youth in the areas of arts, athletics and leadership education. The awards ceremony takes place on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 8:45 am, at Joe Michell School in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD), located at 1001 Elaine Ave., Livermore, CA, 94550. Funding will be awarded to local organizations or LVJUSD school programs serving students with programs that provide opportunities for them to grow through involvement with the arts, athletics or leadership experiences. The Livermore Valley Education Foundation (LVEF) will receive $2,000 of MNF funding to enable up to 200 students and accompanying teachers to attend sporting events.

See www.lvef.org for more information regarding LVEF’s support for LVJUSD programs.

Livermore Shakespeare Festival will receive $2,000 of MNF funding to support the organization’s “So Wise, So Young” in-school education program serving all second graders throughout the LVJUSD. This 10-week, districtwide program introduces students to William Shakespeare and his history. Students learn about Shakespearian scenes and themes along with language study using the text of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The program was created to align with Common Core Literacy standards. See http://livermoreshakes.org/in-school-programs for more information. Joe Michell School Leadership Program will receive $2,000 of MNF funding to support the school’s leadership education for students enrolled in the fourth through eighth grades, led by Julie Ashworth.

For more information about about Joe Michell School, see https://joemichell.schooloop.com

Joe Michell School will receive an additional $1,000 of MNF funding to support the school’s involvement with Discovering East Africa Classroom Connection program, whose mission is to connect classes of students around the world with students and programs in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. MNF funding will be designated to purchase backpacks and school supplies for students in these three countries in Africa. The award is designed to offer LVJUSD students the opportunity to learn about countries outside of the United States and to experience the value of becoming leaders by connecting with and making a positive impact on other students’ lives around the world. See www.discoveryineastafrica.org for more information about Discovering East Africa.

The Mony Nop Foundation provides Tri-Valley elementary, middle and high school students with leadership development training, volunteer experiences and financial scholarship support to participant in youth enrichment camps and educational programs in arts, athletics, and leadership. The Foundation strives to open doors of opportunity to influence positive change in young lives and grow the next generation of leaders in our community and beyond. The foundation’s leadership development programs encourage students to realize their aspirations to “lead the way” in the future.

To date, the organization has provided leadership training to over 350 middle and high school students through day-long programs at LVJUSD middle schools.

For more information, please contact Mony Nop, Founder and President, at mony@monynopfoundation.org or (925) 575-1602.  The Mony Nop Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID# 46-2438663. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

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Leadership Academy 2014

MNF FIRST INAUGURAL LEADERSHIP AWARENESS DAY

We at The Mony Nop Foundation enthusiastically kicked off our first official community event, Leadership Awareness Day, on April 30th, 2014 at Christensen Middle School in Livermore, CA. It truly was a spectacular and meaningful event! We invited more than 150 middle school students and 30 Livermore High School students to be part of this special program. Students involved in various campus activities – leadership, sports, music, drama, and other extra-curricular activities – were selected to participate in this program, as well as those students that could share their experiences and challenges in community events and work life. The Program Committee specifically designed the curriculum so that high school students could interact with the middle school students, sharing their personal experiences, the challenges they faced, and what they did to overcome them.

We asked the high school students to think about the question: “Knowing what I know now, what would I tell my middle school self?” Topics and ideas that were discussed included: being made aware of what being a leader really is, reviewing a variety of ways in which to be a leader, promoting self-confidence, discussing middle school fears and challenges, bullying, getting involved, venturing out, and promoting community service and the importance of giving back. Students began the day sporting their Leadership Awareness t-shirts and event bracelets featuring the event mantra, “Keep Calm….Lead On”, and danced energetically to spirited music. The rest of the day included question and answer time with a panel of high school students sharing their personal stories and small group discussions between both student groups. These activities were interspersed with movement activities including line dancing, cadence callouts, and “Get To Know You” bingo. Various students were also randomly selected to receive copies of the generously donated book, “Success for Teens: Real Teens Talk About Using the Slight Edge“.

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In follow up to Leadership Awareness Day and in an effort to promote the concept of volunteerism, the Mony Nop Foundation also planned Pay It Forward Day. Pay It Forward Day was held on Saturday, May 10th from 9:30 to noon at Christensen Middle School as a campus clean-up day. Approximately 30 students volunteered by painting, picking up trash, cleaning classrooms, washing windows, and making leadership posters to be put up around campus. Clean up activities were followed by a pizza luncheon and root beer floats provided by Mony Nop. Leadership Awareness Day and Pay It Forward Day, sponsored by The Mony Nop Foundation, was funded by Mony Nop and many generous donations from within the community.

We so very much appreciate the support we have received! Our hope is to be able to bring this program to each middle school in Livermore once a year. It is the goal of the Mony Nop Foundation to reach out to our youth during their middle school years, so they begin to understand the significant role, importance, and responsibility they have in the community. With the right opportunities, education, mentorship, and support, we can empower our youth to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others.