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I have named my project Youth Connecting All. Every Sunday I entertain seniors by playing the piano at a Senior Residents’ Home in Alameda. I have been doing that since August 2009. I have learned many songs from the 1930s onwards. Most of my senior friends who come to my music-sharing sessions are over 80 years old.

At the sharing sessions, my brothers Spencer and Justin, who are 12-year-old twins help me with the distribution of song lyrics for the sing-along sessions. They also play duets and entertain the residents when I take my break. During the intermission, I mingle with the residents of the home. It gives me a chance to develop social skills while interacting with my new senior friends.

I hope that I can encourage other teens to connect with the elderly... (more)
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Location:

United States

News and Updates:

To date (May 2010), my Youth Connecting All, Hum-N-Play project has raised over $5000 for the Alameda County Community Food Bank, which can stretch one dollar to seven dollars. Thus, the funds already raised translate into thousands of meals for children, adults and seniors in my community immediately.

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Contact Info:

brianmkwong28@gmail.com

Focus:

Poverty and Hunger

Secondary Focus:

Seniors and Retirement Issues

Primary Language:

English

Secondary Language:

Chinese

Skills Needed:

fundraising
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By brianmkwong28
Brian M. Wong The Lessons I Have Learned Martin Luther King once said, “Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve.  You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.”  As teenagers, we have time on our hands.  Some of us aimlessly hang out at the mal...