4 Ways Yuda Bands Impacts 2017-10-20T12:42:54+00:00

4 Ways Yuda Bands Will Impact Your School

4 Ways Yuda Bands Will Impact Your School

1. Awareness

LET’S MAKE IT PERSONAL

Each project leader and his or her team, personally select the student your school will sponsor by reading biographies and looking at pictures of kids in need. They then publicize about the project and the student they’ve chosen. By doing a Yuda Bands project, students realize there are people in the world who are far less fortunate than they are. This leads to an increase in gratitude for their own circumstances and a desire to help those who have less. Studies show that both gratitude and volunteering counteract depression.

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1.

Awareness

LET’S MAKE IT PERSONAL

Each project leader and his or her team, personally select the student your school will sponsor by reading biographies and looking at pictures of kids in need. They then publicize about the project and the student they’ve chosen. By doing a Yuda Bands project, students realize there are people in the world who are far less fortunate than they are. This leads to an increase in gratitude for their own circumstances and a desire to help those who have less. Studies show that both gratitude and volunteering counteract depression.

Skype Call

One of the most powerful parts about a Yuda Bands project is actually meeting the student your school is sponsoring through a Skype video call. 

Skype Call

One of the most powerful parts about a Yuda Bands project is actually meeting the student your school is sponsoring through a Skype video call. 

2. School Unity

As part of a Yuda Bands project, student leaders are taught about starting a movement and creating unity in the school. One project leader described the enthusiasm and spirit of service that spread through her school as “the Yuda Bands fire”. Yuda Bands are more than just bracelets. Wearing a Yuda Band means you care. It means you’re part of a movement to lift and help others. It represents the power to make a difference. 

This project was amazing, and even more than helping Migdalia, our Guatemalan student whom we sponsored, the project also showed us what our club and our student body was really capable of. This has opened the doors to so many more possible volunteer projects.

Donavon Burton, Knoxville High School

I would have to say the most rewarding part of the experience was actually meeting Charlotte by Skype.  She was AMAZING and we were very emotional, especially when one of our students sang a special song to Charlotte and she danced.  We learned many wonderful things about her culture and shared interested facts about us here in Texas.  A wonderful time was had by all!!  I would have to say it’s going down as one of my favorite memories in my 22 years of education.  My students and I won’t forget it

Principal, Julie Silman, Cooper Junior High School

Yuda Bands was a truly incredible experience for our club. It not only brought us closer as a group, but strengthened our resolve to help our community. Yuda bands is a great organization fighting for a great cause. We should strive everyday to better the world around us and promoting education in Guatemala is a very good way to do it. If you are considering starting the project, you will not regret it!

Zachary Moore, Madison Central High School

The Yuda bands project changed my life. Getting to speak with our sponsored student and connect directly with the person that we were helping was an amazing opportunity. I loved every minute of the experience and I’m so glad I had the chance to start and be a part of it! Heading this project taught me how to be a leader, I gained responsibility from it, but most of all I got to help a student in need (and be stylish while doing it)!

Cali Hofsass, Lower Dauphin High School

Participating in the Yuda Bands Project was such a fulfilling experience! It showed so many students at my school that we, as high-school students, can change the world in a small, but not insignificant, way.

Aidan Sites, Maine School of Science and Mathematics

I love how this project makes you feel like you are actually making a difference in the world since you get to Skype the student you are sponsoring. I also love how it creates jobs for people in Guatemala.

Audrey Sugimoto, Santa Susana High School

My team and I are super excited to have helped your organization. We all loved working and being part of this fight against poverty. We are so happy that Maynor and Shepherd in Zimbabwe got our help. We love to make people smile by giving them a dream, love and hope! Thank you for making a change in the world!

Jarline Duran, Suffolk County Community College

I can’t even begin to express how excited I am about this project. We started selling the bands today and our table was PACKED! I’d say we sold at least 1/3 of the bands and that floors me because it was only our first day of selling! People are so excited about the bracelets which are truly amazing!! Students and teachers are in love with them.

Juliana Sims, Navarre High School

2.

School Unity

As part of a Yuda Bands project, student leaders are taught about starting a movement and creating unity in the school. One project leader described the enthusiasm and spirit of service that spread through her school as “the Yuda Bands fire”. Yuda Bands are more than just bracelets. Wearing a Yuda Band means you care. It means you’re part of a movement to lift and help others. It represents the power to make a difference.

This project was amazing, and even more than helping Migdalia, our Guatemalan student whom we sponsored, the project also showed us what our club and our student body was really capable of. This has opened the doors to so many more possible volunteer projects.

Donavon Burton, Knoxville High School

I would have to say the most rewarding part of the experience was actually meeting Charlotte by Skype.  She was AMAZING and we were very emotional, especially when one of our students sang a special song to Charlotte and she danced.  We learned many wonderful things about her culture and shared interested facts about us here in Texas.  A wonderful time was had by all!!  I would have to say it’s going down as one of my favorite memories in my 22 years of education.  My students and I won’t forget it

Principal, Julie Silman, Cooper Junior High School

Yuda Bands was a truly incredible experience for our club. It not only brought us closer as a group, but strengthened our resolve to help our community. Yuda bands is a great organization fighting for a great cause. We should strive everyday to better the world around us and promoting education in Guatemala is a very good way to do it. If you are considering starting the project, you will not regret it!

Zachary Moore, Madison Central High School

The Yuda bands project changed my life. Getting to speak with our sponsored student and connect directly with the person that we were helping was an amazing opportunity. I loved every minute of the experience and I’m so glad I had the chance to start and be a part of it! Heading this project taught me how to be a leader, I gained responsibility from it, but most of all I got to help a student in need (and be stylish while doing it)!

Cali Hofsass, Lower Dauphin High School

Participating in the Yuda Bands Project was such a fulfilling experience! It showed so many students at my school that we, as high-school students, can change the world in a small, but not insignificant, way.

Aidan Sites, Maine School of Science and Mathematics

I love how this project makes you feel like you are actually making a difference in the world since you get to Skype the student you are sponsoring. I also love how it creates jobs for people in Guatemala.

Audrey Sugimoto, Santa Susana High School

My team and I are super excited to have helped your organization. We all loved working and being part of this fight against poverty. We are so happy that Maynor and Shepherd in Zimbabwe got our help. We love to make people smile by giving them a dream, love and hope! Thank you for making a change in the world!

Jarline Duran, Suffolk County Community College

I can’t even begin to express how excited I am about this project. We started selling the bands today and our table was PACKED! I’d say we sold at least 1/3 of the bands and that floors me because it was only our first day of selling! People are so excited about the bracelets which are truly amazing!! Students and teachers are in love with them.

Juliana Sims, Navarre High School

3. Appreciation for education

Wait… 
What do you mean everybody doesn’t get to go to school? With that realization comes an appreciation for your own education. “Have to go to school” becomes “get to go to school”,  A Yuda Bands Project at your school will teach students about the power of education, and the reality that it’s a gift and a privilege, not a chore. When students learn to value their education, attitude and performance improve.
See why we focus on education

3.

Appreciation for education

Wait… 
What do you mean everybody doesn’t get to go to school? With that realization comes an appreciation for your own education. “Have to go to school” becomes “get to go to school”,  A Yuda Bands Project at your school will teach students about the power of education, and the reality that it’s a gift and a privilege, not a chore. When students learn to value their education, attitude and performance improve.
See why we focus on education

4. Leadership Training

Since 2009, representatives from Yuda Bands have been frequent presentors at state, national, and international youth leadership conferences. Each project leader and his or her team has the opportunity to be mentored throughout the project by a personal Yuda Bands project coach. Using videos and personal contact, students  are taught:
  • How to start a movement
  • How to delegate to a team
  • How to make a plan for success
  • How to involve the community 
It’s our goal to make sure that each and every student leader has a positive experience that will increase their strengths and abilities as future leaders of our nation.
 
Outside of the United States, Yuda Bands has developed a highly successful leadership program for youth in developing nations called L.E.A.D (Leadership Education Attitude Development).  As part of a Yuda Bands project, student leaders are also taught about this program, and how leadership principles are helping break the poverty cycle.
Learn more about L.E.A.D

4.

Leadership Training

Since 2009, representatives from Yuda Bands have been frequent presentors at state, national, and international youth leadership conferences. Each project leader and his or her team has the opportunity to be mentored throughout the project by a personal Yuda Bands project coach. Using videos and personal contact, students  are taught:
How to start a movement
How to delegate to a team
How to make a plan for success
How to involve the community
It’s our goal to make sure that each and every student leader has a positive experience that will increase their strengths and abilities as future leaders of our nation.
Outside of the United States, Yuda Bands has developed a highly successful leadership program for youth in developing nations called L.E.A.D (Leadership Education Attitude Development).  As part of a Yuda Bands project, student leaders are also taught about this program, and how leadership principles are helping break the poverty cycle.
Learn more about L.E.A.D