Acompañanos el Proximo Sabado!
By Karissa Disla
El proximo sábado 5 de Noviembre, de la 1:00pm hasta las 5pm, Children Beyond Our Borders, Inc. (CBOB) será el anfitrión de su segunda completamente GRATIS Clínica de Salud Pediátrica a los residentes del Condado de Alachua. En colaboración con la Universidad de la Florida y la Facultad de Medicina Clínica Móvil con nuestra propia Dr. Diana Montoya-Williams, esta clínica se llevará a cabo en la Iglesia Hispana de Alachua, 14608 NW 140 Street, Alachua, FL.
Este evento iniciará una experiencia unica no sólo para los voluntarios, pero también se esforzará para servir a los niños y los padres que se beneficiarán de estos servicios. Cada niño que entra será visto por un médico y tratado. Habra acceso a las medicinas, vitaminas y vacunas que se necesitan para ayudar a tratar al niño o joven.
Este centro de salud tendrá como objetivo proporcionar servicios gratuitos a los residentes del condado de Alachua. Estaremos ofreciendo medicamento y actividades para que los niños participen y juegen mientras esperan su turno.
Los esperamos a todos!
Para mas informacion sobre nuestra organizacion visite: www.chbob-es.org
Para mas informacion sobre la clinica contacte: firstname.lastname@example.org
An Incredible Adventure is waiting for you…
By Kassandra Cabrera
Are you looking for a way to travel abroad? Do you have an overwhelming desire to help people in a different country? Children Beyond Our Borders’ (CBOB) Bound for Peace (BFP) Volunteer Service Trips are back by popular demand! With our new mission:
Bound for Peace is a service trip program that sends volunteers to develop workshops for youth in Latin America. We strive to facilitate interactive and educational workshops relevant to community needs, to strengthen social and emotional support for the kids we work with, and to provide volunteers with exposure to ideas about equity and inclusivity.
Volunteers will not only be facilitating workshops for at-risk youth in these communities but they will be able to fully immerse themselves in the culture of the country where they are working. Volunteers can directly interact with citizens of the communities which will allow them to serve as positive role models and ultimately empower the children to be more than they could have ever dreamed of being. Shanquell Dixon, President of the FSU Chapter of Children Beyond Our Borders, was fortunate enough to be chosen to volunteer on one of CBOB’s past Bound for Peace Service Trips. In her own words:
“During my Bound for Peace trip, I learned that communication isn’t just what you say, but how you interact with others. At many points I didn’t understand what was being said to me or how to respond well in Spanish, but showing the children attention and love was enough to get my message across. This trip allowed me to get in touch with people using my actions instead of my words. I’ll never forget how great of an experience this all was for me.”
This hands-on experience gives volunteers a chance to not only better the communities where they are working, but they will be given the opportunities to better themselves as well. Volunteers will be able to visualize the hardships that these children go through in a way that they have never been exposed to before. By acknowledging the difficult lives of citizens in these impoverished areas, our volunteers will come back with first-hand knowledge that will permit them to spread awareness of these hardships and how CBOB helps these communities.
The cities we will be travelling to on our several service trips are: Medellin, Colombia, Cali, Colombia, Cartagena, Colombia, and Quito, Ecuador. Trip dates and prices will be released to active members and interns at our 3rd Annual Gala. The general public will have access to this information soon after!
Join us on one of our Bound for Peace trips! An incredible adventure through a fascinating city is waiting for you.
For more information visit: www.chbob.org/bound-for-peace
ORLANDO, Fla. –– Children Beyond Our Borders, Inc. (CBOB) is a non-profit organization built on the foundation of bringing education into the lives of children both locally and internationally. CBOB continues its mission to provide opportunities for youth affected by armed conflict and social injustice through our Annual Gala! This year’s theme is “A Building Block for Education” and we want YOU to join us for the grandest CBOB event of the year!
Our 3rd Annual Gala: A Building Block for Education is an opportunity for us to come together to reflect on everything CBOB has accomplished in the last year, including the growth of our newest program, Children Within Our Borders and our Bound for Peace trips. The funds we raise at this year's gala will be used to help the kids we serve through CWOB; We will be building a classroom in a hotel in Orlando and a house for the community in Alachua. CBOB continually strives toward building blocks for education to enable children to realize their dreams, regardless of their circumstances. Gala allows us to showcase our work, and the children who make it all worthwhile.
This black tie event will include an evening of dancing, dinner and a silent auction all in the comfort of an entertaining atmosphere. A vast array of items will be up for auction that range from admission tickets to Seaworld, to wine tasting classes at Total Wine, and MORE!
Be a part of our family this Gala season and find out more about how CBOB generates awareness, provides educational tools, and establishes relationships to further our mission. All attending guests will receive a complimentary meal along with a night of fun!
Tickets are on sale NOW! To purchase tickets and more information, visit www.chbob.org/gala
Education = Empowerment. Add yourself to the equation.
Sponsors of the Event:
Butterfly Gardens at UF
Central Florida Zoo
Crayola Experience Orlando
Floating Lotus Spa
Jeremiah’s Italian Ice
Lion Country Safari
MLB - Rays
Orlando CIty Soccer
Painting with a Twist Orlando
Precision Laser, Inc.
Wonder Works Orlando
In a time where Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat dominate most conversations with the usual, “Did you see that?” or question of the newest trends, it’s apparent that social media is more than a mere outlet for us to write what’s on our minds in a brief 140 characters or 10 second video. As businesses begin to note the new wave of change in terms of their marketing strategies, one thing is obvious: social media presence is an important factor in whether or not a business soars in sales or is deemed as old fashioned. And so, losing the crowd they aim for the most: the millennials.
No longer is being deemed an entrepreneur something exclusive and risky. In fact, millennials are known to be the generation with an “entrepreneurial spirit”. How? Through their social media presence. Social media is no longer excluded to past time, but now is used for self branding; a platform where relationships are made, networking conducted, and communities built. All of this through the simplicity of a screen. The importance of creating a strong media presence is to create relevance in the digital sphere in that a strong community of followers allows for one’s cause or vision to be deemed as relevant because it is actually acknowledged. The power of using human sentiment through a striking photoset or captivating words can do wonders in the nonprofit world. Social media outlets, such as Facebook and Instagram, can now be used to our advantage; a means by which one can directly express their vision to the masses.
The use of social media as a means to gain influence over a specific target promotes easy accessibility. In other words, with the right use of hashtags and the correct manipulation of social media platforms, brands are able to promote an easy way to spread the word about their vision to a broad crowd, in both numbers and diversity.In our case, through the use of creating strong social media presence, Children Beyond Our Borders is accessible to anyone. Through the use of photographs and words, such as blog posts, we are able to create an emotional bond with our viewers. No longer are brands and companies distant; their ability to display raw emotions to their viewers on different social media outlets promotes a sense of connectivity with a brand, its vision, and its viewers. So, social media sponsors connection to not only surrounding peers, but also to potential followers around the globe. Social media draws attention to the importance of being more than a mere outlet of getting a vision across, but rather, to promote awareness among its followers; to foster an urgency to not only be united in a vision to bring about change, but, to actually be a part of that change.
The importance of social media, especially in this new fast-pace culture, is something that must be acknowledged. Nonprofits can use this innovation as a platform to not only spread word about their visions, but to also create a bond with their viewers in order to generate change together. Children Beyond Our Borders creates emotional ties with its followers, and thus, an active community working toward a common goal: education in order to bring change to a child’s life, no matter their upbringing.