We bought silicone bracelets for active B.I.O.N.I.C. members to wear to show that they want to make a difference on their campus. In order for the members to qualify for a bracelet, they must participate in two monthly big team meetings, two individual team outreaches, and one B.I.O.N.I.C. activity – serve at the B.I.O.N.I.C. booth at parent/teacher conferences/Back-to-School Night, Trick-or-Treat Street, or participate in a fundraiser. If you would like bracelets for your school, we are exploring how to make them available for purchase.
The B.I.O.N.I.C. Team encourages all members each day to intentionally look around for someone who is experiencing a challenge and then to do whatever possible to help meet that challenge – open the door for someone, thank a teacher for grading your paper, say hi to someone in the halls, ask someone sitting alone at lunch to sit with you, let someone go in front of you in line, etc. By doing this we hope to create a more caring climate in our community every day.
How 12-12 started! “12-12-12 – LET’S MAKE HISTORY” CAMPAIGN
What would our world look like if every person for one day, did one nice thing for someone else every hour for twelve hours? The B.I.O.N.I.C. Team at Green Mountain High School wanted to know. December 12, 2012 – designated by 12‐12‐12 – was the only day of its kind that most people alive today will see in their lifetime. So we wanted to make history on that day! There were several ways to get involved.
Individually – We challenge people for twelve hours on 12‐12‐12 to do one nice thing each hour for someone else. Here were some ideas:
- Say “hi”
- Thank a teacher for grading your work
- Thank your parent for coming to your game or doing your wash
- Tell someone what you appreciate about them
- Say “thank you”
- Open the door for someone
- Let someone else go first in line
- Pay for someone’s coffee
- Look for someone sitting alone at lunch and invite them to eat with you
We also encouraged people to take 12 “Make History Today” cards (which we created) to give one to someone each hour.
Here is a YouTube video of what 12-12-12 was all about:
Schools, businesses, churches, etc. – We challenged schools, businesses and churches to see how many outreaches they could accomplish as a whole on 12‐12‐12.
We posted 10-second videos on our “BIONIC 12‐12‐12” Facebook Group page to give people an idea of ways to reach out to others. We even created a Twitter account to give people ideas on how to make a difference in someone’s life at @Bionicteam. Check out our hashtag at #bionic12 to see comments.
Rally – On 12-12-12 we had a rally on 12‐12‐12 at the University of Colorado @ Denver from 3:00-4:00. Then from 4:00‐5:00, we had “Stop and Serve” Stations service projects to create gifts for the homeless, elderly, troops, and Children’s Hospital.
Click on the 10-10 Campaign link under the “Initiatives” tab to find out more about our current 10-10 campaign for this coming October 10th.
“I CARE AWARDS”
In an effort to encourage a life of reaching out to others and to recognize the efforts of people who truly go out of their way to make a difference in someone else’s life, the B.I.O.N.I.C. “I Care Award” was established. This award recognizes someone who significantly gives of his/her own time, energy, or resources to help another person.