Take NCP to School!
The New Community Project is very interested in engaging young people of all ages with its message of fairness among people and sustainable lifestyles towards the Earth. Director David Radcliff or other staff are available for all-school assemblies and meeting with individual classes. In consultation with teachers and administrators, each presentation is tailored for the audience, whether elementary, middle and high school, or university. Depending on the setting, presentations may include photography and stories from Central America, Africa, Iraq, North and South Korea, the Amazon, South Asia, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Take-home hand-outs may also be provided.
"I had David Radcliff speak to all of our freshman biology classes at the beginning of our ecology unit. He provided a fast paced, interactive presentation jam packed with interesting facts. Did you know that 40 million plastic water bottles are thrown away daily? He was able to make the ecological issues facing our world relevant to the students' lives by showing them how the choices they make on a daily basis are felt around the world. His slide show of his Amazon trip and stories of the indigenous people made the destruction of the rainforest "real" to our students. Since his visit, I've noticed my students are more interested in our study of ecology and are making more of an effort to remember to recycle paper, plastic bottles and cans at school."
Sample presentation topics related to the environment:
Sample presentation topics related to the global neighborhood:
Most presentations include photos related to the area of the world being discussed or the issue being addressed. There is also an attempt to help learners see how their lives and daily choices are connected to the well-being of the planet and other people. See what a newspaper in Kansas had to say about a presentation at Tabor College.
Even though the New Community Project is a faith-based nonprofit organization, this would not be a religiously-oriented presentation unless specifically requested. Fees are flexible, but would hopefully help cover travel costs and a modest contribution to New Community Project. Travel costs would be off-set if staff are already in the area for other assignments.