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Narrative Section Internal Organization Our team members, Jessica Wolters, Ashley Dawson, and Jon Weiss, have

come up with a proposal for a new community service project that involves UW-Whitewater students as well as students at the Boys and Girls club in Fort Atkinson. We have developed the idea in November and have continued to write the grant in December of 2012. Our Community Service project is called Help for Hawks where UW students will go to three different Boys and Girls Club sites and donate their time and services to help 1st-5thgraders at each of the clubs. We have come up with a budget to fit to year round program that includes transportation, activities, and a year round position for a student to help run the program. The actual program will begin the first day of school in September starting the fall of 2013. Collaborative Organization The two main people running the program will be the Boys and Girls Club Director located in the Luther site and the Help for Hawks Student Administrator that will be a positioned assigned in the spring of 2013. The Boys and Girls Club Directors main responsibilities are to discuss what supplies may be needed for the Friday activities with the Help for Hawks Administrator and place an order. The Help for Hawks Student Administrator has the most responsibilities for the program. He or she needs to make sure the bus is booked and able to pick up the UW-Whitewater students on time for arrival as well as picking them up around 6 P.M on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday at the Boys and Girls Club. The Student Administrator needs to pick up supplies for Friday activities from Nasco. Most importantly, the Student Administrator will be responsible for promoting the program around campus and having volunteers sign up weekly to contribute their time and services. The two people will have to communicate with each other throughout the year along with using each other as resources if any problems arise. Outreach Development The Community Service center in the University Center is where the Help for Hawks program will be located for the public. There will be a sign up sheet for the whole year allowing students to sign up in advanced. The Help for Hawks administrator will be located at the community service center for any questions or help. If any students need further information about the program or the signup sheet, the community service center can direct their questions to the Help for Hawks administrator.

Flow Chart/ Timeline -Idea was created in November -Determined budget and proposal for grant in December -Organize funding and nominate official position in February - Help for Hawks Administrator will work with the Boys and Girls Club Director (Heather Walz) and the Community Service Student Coordinator (Kim Clarksen) about getting the information and material for the upcoming year from February to June -From June to September of 2013, all of the material things will be done by the Help for Hawks Administrator. Such activities include organizing the bus company, printing signup sheets, setting up in the community service office, and contacting with Nasco with a supply list. -From September to May, the Help for Hawks Administrator must be responsible for getting people to sign up to volunteer, arranging the transportation to be on time, and working with Heather Walz throughout the year to organize Fridays activities. Kim Clarksen will help students out with questions and direct them to the Help for Hawks Administrator. Heather Walz will be responsible for communicating with the Help for Hawks Administrator and working with Nasco to get the materials. -May to the end of the of summer the Help for Hawks Administrator will go over surveys and attendance based off the signup sheets to evaluate the success we of the program with Kim Clarksen and Heather Walz. Based off the results changes can be made to help the program succeed for the following year. Repeat for the following year

People Involved Planning the program Jon Weiss Ashley Dawson Jessica Wolters Running the program Community Service Student Coordinator (Kim Clarksen) Boys and Girls Club Director (Heather Walz) Help for Hawks Administrator(TBD) Part of the program Open to all UW-Whitewater Students

Project Goals New community service program to help develop education in the community Involve as many UW-students to show leadership and role model skills Gain community service hours for UWW-students Spend time with 1st-5th graders at the Boys and Girls Club in Fort Atkinson

The project goals are very realistic and meaningful for the UW-Whitewater campus. Many students need and want to volunteer at Whitewater and Help for Hawks is a perfect program to attain fun and accessible volunteer hours. Students all have different schedules so the Help for Hawks program is offered on three different days so every student can have a chance to participate. The time of volunteer will be from 2:30-6pm which is generally when most students are finished with classes. We offer a transportation system to get the students to and from the clubs which would be at no cost to them. The whole program is cost free to the students who volunteer but priceless to the children at the Boys and Girls Club who get the guidance and leadership from the participating volunteers. The program is also beneficial to the volunteers for the experience as well as community service hours they can gain.

Subject Matter Experts There were three experts that were interviewed about Help for Hawks Program. Kim Clarksen the Community Service Student Coordinator, Caitlin Kaufman a former Boys and Girls Club staff member, and Cori Wagner a former Boys and Girls Club site director were asked to give feedback on the new upcoming community service project. The overall message received from the three experts was the program would be a great idea and something that the Whitewater campus has been lacking. Kim Clarksen loves the new idea to create new community service opportunities on campus and thinks many Whitewater students would participate. Caitlin Kaufman explains in her interview that increasing the staff at the Boys and Girls Club could really benefit the kids attendance and excitement which would make a huge impact on the purpose and goals of the Boys and Girls Club. Cori Wagner has good insight of what it is like as a Whitewater Student as well as helping to run and coordinate for the Boys and Girls Club. She describes how the program is a very realistic idea that would work for both students at Whitewater and for the Boys and Girls Clubs in Fort Atkinson. There is a big need for extra help at the clubs and students are always looking for new ways to gain community service and use their time to help others by volunteering. All three experts agreed that the program is a win-win idea for those that volunteer and for the children who get to interact with the volunteers. Impact of the Project The Help for Hawks program will impact the UW students and the students that participate in the Boys and Girls Club. It will bring great role models for the students that go to the Boys and Girls Club and help them stay encouraged with their education to continue to stay active with school and other activities. The program benefits UW students to gain community service hours, helps the staff of the Boys and Girls Club with the activities but most importantly benefits the students that participate at the club by showing them more positive role models. The project is worth the funding because we are helping to create a positive example for the young students in the community to grow as students. We hope that the program continues throughout the years so it can be a well known name for the community, the campus, and the Boys and Girls Clubs. Program will be evaluated through surveys and attendance The Help for Hawks program will be evaluated through two different methods. The first method will be through surveys given out at the end of the year to both students who have participated in the program from Whitewater as well as the students at the Boys and Girls Club. There will be two different surveys, one for the Whitewater students and one for the children at the club, asking about the success of the program. These surveys will be looked at to see where the program can improve upon and to see how the overall success according to the people who participated. The second way the program will be evaluated is by the sign in sheet. For the program to be a success, it needs to stay strong and increase the amount of people that would like to participate. The hope is to see an increase of names on the sign in sheet every year. If there is a decrease in the amount of the names compared to the previous years, than changes will be made accordingly to fix the problem.