Boise, Idaho – The Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation (IWCF) recently awarded One Stone a grant to do a multi-phase experiential service project in partnership with the Idaho Youth Ranch. The grant will expand the reach of One Stone’s leadership and mentoring programs to include more students, of different ages, across Southwest Idaho. The grant also supports outreach to students at-risk.
One Stone said “goodbye for now” to 24 seniors in July 2014—soldiers for good who marched off to make the world a better place at colleges across the country. These outstanding alumni received their own special word in their send off. The collection of these words together would make a word cloud that would tell you everything you needed to know about One Stone.
The 24-Hour Think Challenge was a community conversation and design thinking challenge. The two-day event engaged 153 students from 20+ high schools across the Treasure Valley. The diverse group represented rural and urban schools, Go-On schools, and students representing the “forgotten 50.” Their challenge? To learn about, examine, and offer new ways to address big complex issues relating to education, life, STEM education and health.
One Stone, a student-led and directed Boise-based nonprofit, is teaming up with the Idaho Youth Ranch for Break Through 2014, an alternative spring break project for southwest Idaho high school students. This year’s project, March 28 – 29, will be staged at the Idaho Youth Ranch’s namesake Ranch Campus outside of Rupert.