Earlier this month, 120 students that go to high schools around the Treasure Valley funneled in to One Stone to kick off fall 2017 Project Good. This season, we brought in community partners that each group will be working with. Student groups will use design thinking to solve a problem for the Boys and Girls Club, Miles of Smiles, Mercy Housing, Girl Scouts, and CATCH.
At the project kickoff, students heard from Project Good community partners, Two Birds members, and Ripple Studios. They also jumped right in to random acts of kindness—What better way to introduce new students to our community than by immediately integrating them into our mission of helping make the world a better place?
Capital High School student and One Stone member, Lindsey Spero, brought an idea to our attention. She had seen a story being highlighted in the news about a Boise teen who was battling cancer. 14-year-old Jorge Ibanez had been recently diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer, and was undergoing extensive chemotherapy. Despite this, Jorge has one simple wish for his 15th birthday: to receive as many birthday cards as possible for his birthday.
One Stone set up a card making station at the kickoff that highlighted Jorge's story, where attendees could create and decorate cards wishing Jorge well. Lindsey then delivered the cards to Jorge's mom who would bring the cards to Jorge's hospital room on his birthday. Read more about Jorge's story on KIVI and the Idaho Statesman.