Legacy Project can show kids how to travel in time
The Legacy Project, a nonprofit focused on building closer connections across generations, suggests that children can travel through time and change lives by interviewing a grandparent or other older adult about that adult's life experiences.
Enter the Legacy Project's national Listen to a Life Essay Contest for a chance to win a Lenovo ThinkCentre computer. The contest runs each year in partnership with Generations United in Washington, DC.
"This contest gives young people and older adults the motivation to talk," Legacy Project Chairwoman Susan V. Bosak said. "As more people live longer, they can be a tremendous resource to enrich young lives and create a legacy to change the future."
To enter the Listen to a Life Contest, young people 8-18 years should interview a grandparent or grandfriend 50 years old or older about the older person's hopes and goals through life, how the person achieved the goals and overcame obstacles or about key life experiences. The young person then writes a 300-word essay based on the interview.
The Listen to a Life Contest deadline is March 22, 2013.
To get interviewing tips and questions, Across Generations activities, and the complete Listen to a Life Contest details, visit http://www.legacyproject.org.
Bark earns Eagle Scout
A Baton Rouge teen this year received the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America that a young man can earn.
Only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts earn the Eagle rank.
To earn it, a Scout must progress through six ranks, serve in a leadership position within his troop, provide service to the community and earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, of which 12 - in such areas as finance, family, citizenship and personal fitness - are required.
A Scout must also plan, develop and give leadership to a service project for any religious organization or any school or community.
Bradley Nicholas Bark
School: Baton Rouge Magnet High
Parkview Baptist Church
Troop Leader: Eddie Sanchez
Eagle Project: Refurbished outside pavilion area of Louisiana War Veteran's Home in Jackson by designing and building benches for the area and planting trees around the pavilion. He also collected clothing and supplies for the home.
Awards/activities: Held positions of senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, quartermaster;, as well as quartermaster for the 2010 National Jamboree which was the 100th anniversary celebration event for Scouting. Attended four-week summer camps in Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia, and was nominated for Order of the Arrow, Scouting's national honor society, presently pursuing Bronze Eagle Palm.
Parents: David and Leslie Bark
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