Our club will be going online, but we still want more members to help us make a difference. American Heritage is holding a virtual club fair. I created a video explaining Communiteens and how to join. I'm really excited to see how it turns out on August 26th! I hope our future members can help us come up with some great virtual events for the next semester. Even though it will be a difficult year, I know the Communiteens club will continue to make an strong and positive impact in the community.
With the global pandemic worsening, our Parkland chapter used their free time to spread joy during these stressful times. During April, our Molly and Rebecca made and decorated 200 letters for doctors and nurses experiencing hard times because for COVID-19 and long work hours. Their hard work is greatly appreciated and the Parkland chapter made sure they knew it! Congrats on another successful event!
With COVID-19 sweeping the nation and stopping everything just as we started the new decade, Communiteens doesn't want to stop their community service.
The AHS Chapter held a fabric mask drive. Member of the school community have been busy cutting and sewing cotton fabric to make masks for doctors and nurses here in Broward county! We made over 700 masks!!! Congrats AHS!
Every chapter of Communiteens is collaborating to do a Letters Drive! We are writing letters for anyone who may need hope during this tough time! This event will be going on for awhile during quarantine!
As a start to the new year, Comuniteens has had some great events this year!
Our Davie chapter president, Bronte, created boxes of several food items for the homeless and went to downtown Fort Lauderdale to deliver them personally. The box is contained applesauce, pudding, peanut butter, soup, toiletries and other items.
Our American Hertiage chapter, had a Valentine’s Day event in February. After collecting candy from several of our club members, Viviana Wei helped me coordinate an afterschool activity. 20 of our club members set up bags of candy and confetti for children at Kids in Distress. On Valentine’s Day, Viviana hand-delivered them to the kids. She said that they were very happy and adorable!
We have a lot to look forward to as a nonprofit for the upcoming year including Jonathan’s yearly 5k run, Bronte and Ashley’s Relay for Life event in April, a toiletry drive for the homeless hosted by the American Heritage club, and many more!
The Co-Chapter Presidents of the Parkland Chapter, Molly and Rebecca Marks, participated in the Broward County Harvest Drive. Along with Broward County schools, the Harvest Drive works to assist over 2400 families with groceries for a full Thanksgiving meal. Their November distributions occur at 14 schools in Broward County. Amazing job to our Parkland Chapter for completing their first project of the school year!
Our American Heritage Chapter is holding a stuffed animal drive throughout the school. These stuffed animals with be sent to Peace Love Smile's chapter for SAFE, an organization that donates stuffed animals to underprivileged children. The stuffed animals will be donated to children in Ghana, Africa, along with an additional 1,000 stuffed animals collected over the past few months.
Our newest chapter in Davie, run by Bronte Bredemeyer, will be helping out SAFE too by hosting a drive in her neighborhood and church group! She will be helping SAFE reach their goal of 1,500 stuffed animals by February.
Communiteens American Heritage, run by our President Jamie Cohen! With over 20 people at the event, we successfully made over 300 sandwiches to donate to LifeNet4Families, an organization dedicated to donate food to the homeless people in Broward County. With Caroline Kroll as our event coordinater, Dr. Couper as our faculty advisor, and Jamie helping out with organizing the event, the club member's happily spread peanut butter and jelly on some bread to be packaged for distribution! We are beyond thrilled to have an amazing first event with such a big turnout! We are so proud of this chapter for showing their leadship in the community through a fun and interactive food drive!
Molly and Rebecca Marks, the co-presidents of the Parkland Chapter, got into two publications, the Sun Sentinel and the Parklander, for their incredible service project!! They spent over two months decorating 900 rocks with inspirational messages and individually wrapping each of them! They were given to teachers in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Westglades Middle School, Riverglades, Heron Heights and Park Trails Elementary Schools. They did an incredible job! We are so proud of their amazing work!
Hi! I'm Jamie Cohen, Jared's younger sister, and I'm taking over Communiteens! My bother is off to college at Carnegie Mellon to study at the School of Engineering! I am a 16 year old Junior at American Heritage Plantation. As president, I will be managing the non-profit, expanding it throughout the country, and also working with my own chapter at school! I am so excited to be working with our amazing chapter presidents to make a difference in the community.
My own non-profit, Peace Love Smile, was developed during my freshman year in order to spread happiness throughout the community. We do several events such as teaching cooking classes at Children's Harbor of South Florida, collect and donate stuffed animals with SAFE, and decorate medals for We Finish Together. Our chapters include Peace Love Eat, Peace Love Comfort, Peace Love Kindness, and I am now very proud to announce, Peace Love Communiteens!!!
I am so excited to be a part of this amazing organization!
My email is email@example.com and you can check out my other website www.peaceloveeay.net for more information! Please contact me if you want to be a chapter president, join a chapter, or get involved in any of our events!
This semester has been incredible for Communiteens!
Communiteens - Weston is currently planning a Chipotle Fundraiser for the beginning of the school year! Make sure to help support Marley and the Weston Chapter once the info is released!
Communiteens - AHS finished an Blaze Fundraiser, where they raised money for Defenders of Wildlife, an organization dedicated to helping endangered species.
Communiteens - Davie participated in the Harvest Drive!
Communiteens - Parkland completed an incredible project. For Teacher Appreciation Day, the chapter decided to paint inspirational and unique messages to the teachers at Heron Heights Elementary, Riverglades Elementary, Park Trails Elementary, Westglades Middle School, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Each message was written on rocks (to show that teachers "rock", and over 900 rocks were given to these teacher that Teacher Appreciation Day. I am glad that the chapter was able to show their appreciation to the teachers for all the hard work and dedication they put into the education of others.
As you may (or may not) know, I recently graduated high school and am off to Carnegie Mellon University. However, my sister, Jamie Cohen, will be taking over Communiteens for me, so if you have any questions about Communiteens, feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to all my Chapter Presidents, former and current, that have made Communiteens successful. With you help, we have greatly improved our community and I cannot wait to see how much our impact continues in my absence.
As the 2018-2019 school year comes to a close, we have had several chapters across the United States completing events to benefit their community!
Communiteens AHS hosted a Bake Sale! They collected over $100 that will go directly to Feeding South Florida. I am excited to see the donation impact the lives of people in South Florida.
Communiteens Parkland is creating and distributing cards to teachers in Parkland for Teacher Appreciation Day! Teachers give so much time to us, and I am glad that we finally have the opportunity to give our love and support back.
Communiteens Weston is setting up a Chipotle fundraiser! The date and time will be later announced, so get ready for a delicious dinner!
Communiteens South Carolina collected books for a new local library! I am so happy to see the large amount of books provided by your community to those who need it!
Communiteens Cooper City ran their annual 5K with ICareICure! I am so happy to see such a large team supporting Communiteens at the event! Awesome job planning and executing, Jonathan!
I appreciate everyone dedicating their time to positively impacting their respective communities. I cannot wait to see the impact we continue to make as the year continues!
Jared Cohen: October 2015-June 2019