My first involvement with One Stone was on a rainy night in the September of my sophomore year. It was the Project Good kickoff, in the old building on Emerald.
Join us Sat. Feb. 4th at 6pm for the One Event–an evening of inspiration in support of One Stone! Funds raised at this event help us offer all of our after school programming at no cost to kids or their families–because everyone should have the opportunity to become a better leader & make the world a better place!
How do you take the message of student voice to the global level? You break a world record! Team One Stone undertook a massive creative effort to take our message of “disrupt for good” to a whole other level with the world’s largest mosaic mural made entirely out of Post-It Notes. Three days, hundreds of volunteers, and thousands of sticky little office supplies made for a powerful statement of what’s possible when a community of people come together to create something BIG.
One Stone makes students better leaders and the world a better place – with the help of the community. One Stone does not charge any membership dues or fees to ensure that all students, regardless of ability to pay, can access our programs. We believe the opportunity to change the world should not be related to economic background or financial standing.
One Stone and the Idaho PTECH Network, together with Trailhead Boise, will stage the first PlayTech, a two-day gaming, hacking and coding event designed to inspire high school students from across the state to pursue an education and career in the tech industry in Idaho. The hands-on event will feature speakers from the high tech and start-up industry, as well as peer-to-peer coaching opportunities for high school students.
One Stone Board members and staff trekked off into the mountains of Idaho for three days for this year’s Board retreat, themed The Amazing Retreat! In the tradition of the Amazing Race, students broke into teams to take on challenges that ranged from one minute One Stone pitches, to Flags of the World identification competition, to on-the-spot team cheers. When not in neck-and-neck competition mode, people were in the water, cheering on first-time wake boarders and wiping out on tubes pulled over wakes.
One Stone Champions are the adults who help us make students better leaders and the world a better place. Through the Champions’ support of One Stone, we’re able to grow our capacity to do more and engage in the community at a larger scale. Additionally, Champions bring critical professional and skills-based knowledge and expertise to our team.
One Stone is a 2015 recipient of the State Farm Youth Advisory Board Service Learning grant. This prestigious national grant was awarded to One Stone for the L.I.F.E.x project. L.I.F.E.x is a training and education tool that encourages learning in critical life and career skills, and encourages college education. L.I.F.E.x is a participatory simulation for middle school students, designed to deliver messaging about the importance of these skills in a fun and interactive way.
More than 350 community-minded people gathered at One Stone’s annual fundraising event, ONE, on Saturday, January 31 for an evening of disruption.
The event, now in its fourth year, showcased the power of student voice to disrupt for good: the opportunity to make a positive change in the status quo (for good) and for lasting impact, for good.
Meet Kate. Kate is a senior at Timberline High School, a member of the One Stone Board of Directors and Chair of External Relations Committee. Kate enjoys deep conversation, long walks on the beach, and invalidating teenage stereotypes. As the only high school student selected to speak at the inaugural TEDx Boise, Kate got the opportunity to do just that.