Mr. Paul Kuo talking to the Teen Advisory Board
For the past three months, our Teen Advisory board has been very busy preparing for our annual charity concert, which we are holding on February 6th at the International School of Sacred Heart, as well as maintaining our monthly meetings to continue communication between the five international schools. Furthermore, a student from Kaisei Highschool, a local Japanese school, asked if he could get his school involved in volunteering through the teen board. We decided to expand our group to Japanese schools as well to reach a larger group of volunteers. Our goal this year is to expand our Teen Advisory board to ten schools and to hold a professional training session for the leaders. This will assure an efficient and successful Teen Advisory board that will be sustainable in the future. Mr. Paul Kuo, a Hands On Tokyo board member, has offered to help us achieve our goal and support us with our future endeavors.
Aside from our meetings, we have also been in constant communication through our private Facebook page where we discuss how to get our respective schools involved in the Hands On Tokyo projects. When there are not enough volunteers for one of the regular projects we advertise it in our schools and on our social media to recruit volunteers. The use of social media has brough a lot of attention and awareness to the organization.
At Christmas, some of the teens helped put together Christmas gifts for the youth athletes at the Special Olympics motor development program and enjoyed the day with the athletes. It was so much fun!
Teens volunteering at the MDP project
A set of Christmas gifts for the MDP project
Teen Charity Concert 2016 advertisement