I incorporated reasoning into my project through persuasive writing pieces and through my story map of the book, The Running Man. In the persuasive writing pieces, I used reasoning to back up my points and to further my argument, Reasoning helped me not only bring up points I had in my mind, but also look into my audiences mind in order to understand how I could bring them to agree with me. In the Running Man story map, the player needs to use reasoning and have a bit of luck in order to get the best score of $50,000. Making good choices that made sense was rewarded, but failing to reason and making one wrong step could end your adeventure instantly.
Theme - Teamwork/Communication
My there of teamwork and communication was brought into my project by working with the Give Local York group and through my decision to read the book The Running Man. Because our group had only about a month to plan and create an entire stall for the Give Local York event, we had to use teamwork and communication in order to make sure everyone did their part. I worked on the CTV advertisement and created instructions for the crafts the kids would be putting together, Other members of the group gathered materials and took care of planning out event day details. On May 4th, I worked at the crafts station assisting younger kids with putting together pipe cleaner pals and clothspin butterflies. Teamwork and communication are incorporated in the book The Running Man because the main character is only able to survive due to his teamwork with someone he originally took captive. This character helps him with his bluff and eventually he is able to take an entire city captive because the hostage plays along pretending he has explosives.
Persuasive - How to Best Encourage Philanthropy in York
The Best Way to Encourage Philanthropy in York, Pa
Give Local York begins in seven days, and with over two hundred different non-profit organizations participating, volunteers are going to need to get as much participation as possible in order to reach the proposed goal of over a million dollars. This is not an impossible task, as nonprofits working towards the improvement of York have completed goals similar to this before. But in order to do this today, volunteers will have to show how this event benefits society similarly to how those events in the past did. In order to do this, volunteers are going to need to show the community how this event is a fantastic way to improve the county and how the event can bring the community together. One notable time the community came together to improve York was during the 1920s when York was becoming overcrowded. The community came together to fund a new hotel. In 1925, less than a year after citizens of York raised over half a million dollars for a new YMCA, funding was started for a new hotel downtown. This hotel had great potential to breathe new life into downtown York, but it would only move on from being just a concept if it could get enough funding from York area residents. Although it was a risky thing to rely on, in just one week over a million dollars, (over fifteen million dollars with inflation), were raised to go towards the building of this hotel. The event was regarded around the country as a huge success, Captain Stephen N. Bobo, vice president of the American Hotels operating company said, “The people of York county have a right to be proud of their new hotel.” Yorktowne Hotel was also described as “the best Hotel between New York and Pittsburgh”. This hotel was open in October and the Yorktowne hotel is still standing in downtown York today. The incredible success of this hotel and its funding goes on to show that York residents are extremely willing to donate towards the betterment of their community. York has also been shown to come together in times of crisis and work together to help. Seventy seven years ago, when the U.S. entered world war two, the town of York turned all efforts toward the war. An idea called the York Plan encouraged manufacturers to begin producing anti-aircraft guns and other pieces of technology for the war. Even though thousands of people were overseas in the military, York was still abuzz with factories and volunteers assisting the York plan. Industries across the country began cooperating instead of competing in an effort that helped the allies win the war. This event brought the community together and, despite the great depression only being about ten years beforehand, York became a huge manufacturing hub for the allies. Although both of the former examples are from longer ago, current York, Pa citizens who have been asked what they love about the community through a poll also hold the same values. During this research 30 individuals ranging from 14 to 50 were questioned regarding why they think York, Pa is a great community. People in the poll have shown an overwhelming desire to help the community grow and come together. Other people have also noted as a quality of York the citizens’ willingness to help each other, coming together in a time of need, and the devoted doctors and rescue workers who work hard for the community twenty four seven. From the overall tone of the responses, it is obvious that the community is very willing to work towards improving York, and that if Give Local York is marketed properly, the one million dollar goal might not only be reached, but it could be completely blown out of the water.
Editorial - Why You Should Consider Donating to the SPCA
Why the SPCA is a Great Choice for Your Give Local York Donation
Give Local York is this Friday, and with over two hundred charities participating, donors are going to have to think hard about which charities they are passionate about and which charities can best use their donations to improve the York community and the life of its inhabitants. Although all charities are admirable choices worthy of donation, the York county SPCA has consistently provided exceptionally effective care to York animals, and is worthy of donation due to its long history and incredible track record of keepings its promises. The SPCA was founded in 1824 in England with the goal of preventing the maltreatment of the horses. Instrumental in passing legislation that would regulate businesses treatment of carriage horses, the SPCA expanded rapidly to become an organization fighting for the protection of all animals. In 2006, SPCA international was founded, providing resources for shelters, animal education, and thousands of staff and volunteers working to better the lives of animals and reduce euthanasia rates around the world. The York county SPCA (independent from the ASPCA) was founded in 1926, and since their founding has provided refuge, medical treatment, and chances at a new life through adoption for thousands of pets ranging from rabbits to dogs. Today it is most known for its shelter and spaying/neutering services. The SPCA also employs volunteers to care for sick animals. The York county SPCA is a non profit organization and is ninety percent funded by donors. Because such a large portion of the SPCA is donor-funded, Give Local York is a great opportunity to donate and help the cause. The York PA SPCA’s transparency and excellent track record of helping animals in the York community proves that your money will be put to good use treating sick animals and educating pet owners. Donations can provide shelter and care for a pet ($25 a day), provide spay and neuter services to animals such as cats ($100 for seven), and provide a life saving surgery for an injured animal ($1,000). The SPCA is a safe place for animals in the York community and they work hard for animals across the state and country. Their extensive care of injured, rescued, and abused animals make them a choice to consider when donating in the May 4th Give Local York.
Poll - Why Do People Love YORK?
York is a great community because...
[Reddit Answers] The small town vibe. Once you get out there and participate everyone knows everyone. I love the art scene, the murals, the historical buildings.
I like the visible history of its industrial footprint. Downtown history is amazing and I really enjoy the eclectic wealth of different cultures available here! Also, no other places have Rutters.
How quiet it is for a city, as well as the fantastic art scene and history.
[Poll Answers] it is not a large city, but it is conveniently located near several great cities including New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Baltimore. (2)
The dogs are very good boys
You can enjoy both the city and its quaint shops and restaurants but also enjoy the country with all of the county parks where you can hike, fish, boat, kayak. York has a lot to offer!
It’s not anymore. York used to be an amazing community, family oriented and filled with families that hard morals. York Today has turned into a sespool of violent, insecure, selfish human beings. I stay in york, and bust my behind volunteering so the next generation has it easier and hopefully respects this county more than the current one
Lifelong friends are made here.
York is historic and offers higher educational opportunities as well as quality education at the lower levels, family neighborhoods, libraries, community support with agencies that reach out to many needs, restaurants, wedding venues, businesses that strive to help, Emergency support, Drs, hospitals, and businesses that are committed to make York a great place to live and raise a family...
There is a lot to do (tea parties at the Market House, sports leagues, plenty of restaurants, and fun places like Prancing Pig, bowling allies, etc)
We are chopped full of history.
There are so many family-friendly things to do: tons of parks, farmers' markets, ice and roller skating, baseball, etc. It's large enough to have what big cities have: restaurants, baseball stadium, Strand capital theater for live shows, symphony and movies, wonderful county parks but small enough to give people a sense of community, closeness and friendship; you can run into people you know on a regular basis.
That is where my family lives!
There are opportunities to experience new things everywhere and to get involved.
...of all the beautiful parks, lakes and the rail trail!
there are many activities and events that you can attend. It is also close to other cities that offer activities as well. It is a great place to raise a family because there are activities and events for all ages. Plus York has a lot of history connected to it that people enjoy learning about. I have enjoyed living in York. people will step up and help each other in times of need.
It’s where my friends and family are
So much to do from going to a Revs game to hiking or boating in one of our many parks!
Entertainment at Pullo center and Appell
Of all it’s Diversity
It’s small enough for every positive action to make a huge difference!
family friendly with lots of opportunity!
There are so many wonderful parks and hiking trails! Plus, we have so many options for things to do on any given day. The schools are wonderful and the proximity of everything is very convenient.
we have easy access to major cities like Baltimore, Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York City. it is a small city with the offerings of a bigger one (i.e. restaurants, culture) and it is in a fantastic location. When it’s needed, people come together to help each other.
there is a lot of fun things to do.
I lived here all my life
York is a diverse city providing many varied opportunities for learning, for culture, for religion and outdoor activities. Love my family here!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iXzwOp2T6mCXJEA_dhdg1EJRT5wGWggb1jhAll_N72s/edit - Feel free to fill out the poll here!
CTV Ad Script
Scene is by the door of room 626.
Wyatt walks in with a bunch of fake money stuffed in his pockets.
Wyatt- “Oh boy I have all of this money, but I don’t know what to do with it. What will I ever do with all this money?”
With an edited puff of smoke (or an explosion) Robert appears.
Robert- “Why not give back to the York Community?”
Robert pulls out megaphone from a black hole that suddenly and conveniently appears.
Robert- “I SAID WHY NOT GIVE BACK TO THE YORK COMMUNITY BY COMING TO DOWNTOWN YORK ON MAY 4TH?”
Wyatt: “What’s happening on May 4th?”
Robert: “On may 4th, Downtown York will be hosting the first annual “Give Local York.” There will food, stands, music, dancing, and more”
Wyatt: “ Wow that sounds like a lot of fun, I’ll tell you what Mr. Robert, I will attend this first friday. But why should I go?”
Robert: “All the money that is donated on May 4th will go towards the different local charities and nonprofits supporting York.”
Wyatt: “Wow! All this fun, and it’s for a good cause? I’ll definitely be there!”
Wyatt looks towards camera and some edit with music and weird background stuff, and then it suddenly returns back to normal
Robert: “Great! I can't wait to see all of central downtown, on May 4th!”
Wyatt and Robert smile at the camera while the video ends with a closing circle effect with sample text in the top left corner.
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