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Visualizing change
A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific concept. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent the change you wish to see. Using this method, youth can better visualize what they care about and what they want to change or achieve.

Consider an activity during which each member titles his or her vision board, “Our club + _________ = Outcome.” Thinking about school, people, animals, the environment or the world in general, members should craft illustrations of things they want to change or make better with the help of their club.

For example, flowers in front of buildings may represent a service project impacting the environment, or images of people sleeping on the street may represent a desire to help the homeless. Through the discussion and reflection of each vision board, clubs can identify future service project ideas.

Here are some easy steps to follow for this project:

      1. First, determine how ideas will be represented. Members can bring           in materials to use during a meeting, or prepare them in advance.           Art ideas include using writing utensils for drawings; or          
         magazines, newspapers, old greeting cards, scrapbook paper,
         personal photographs or old books.

     2. Next, determine how the boards will be displayed. Vision boards
         can be separate work spaces, or combined into one.
         Remember, your club will look at each board to determine          
         similarities. An inexpensive way to give every member enough                space on a single board is to hang a single piece of butcher paper            around the room. Afterward, members can separate their boards if          they wish to take them home. 

      3. After your brainstorming session is over, share your outcome!                 Contact Kelly Wallace for a chance to be featured
          internationally and show other K-Kids clubs around the world ways           to be successful. Be sure to include details of the activity
          experience, photos of it in action and personal quotes from          
          members.

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