2011 Bronx Leadership Team
Bronx Community College Green Festival
The 2011 Bronx ASAP Leadership Program team organized a “Green Festival," which took place on April 14. The event aimed to “support health and wellness” on the BCC campus and “educate the public about sustainability” with regard to food. The day included a tree planting to commemorate the outgoing president of BCC; a “Race for Health”; a community panel; music; refreshments; and cooking demonstrations.
2011 BCC Leadership Team
Joel Cabrera, Asana Gimballa, Luigy Luciano, Kezia Maynard, Stephany Rosario, Tobin Smith, Karolyn Juminez, Betty LeCadre (Advisor)
What was your favorite part of working on your team project?
Luigy: My favorite part was the meetings we took part in on campus and off campus because I got the opportunity to interact face to face with my teammates.
What did you learn from the process of planning and executing your team project?
Joel: Being an active member in the Bronx Community College ASAP Leadership team of Spring 2011, I used the project that we developed to further explore the many benefits which college offers and to sharpen my skills as a community organizer. Although the vision for the 2011 BCC Earthday Festival which I had in my mind did not totally play out, it was close to it.
Luigy: I learned that teamwork is very important, and working as a team makes it easier to carry out a task.
Do you think your team reached its goals in planning and executing your project?
Asana: The goal of our project was to promote healthy eating and living. I think the Race for Health was very impactful. We had enough people on the track to prove that exercising isn't that difficult, and that helped us promote healthy living.
Tobin: The point we were trying to make is that intellectual students with a cause can help teach a community to live healthily and how to be sustainable. The impact we made on campus can resonate with future generations of students because we pulled the staff and the students so much closer together with a lot more knowledge about the environment and conservation.
What’s been your favorite thing about being in the ASAP Leadership Program?
Stephany: My favorite thing about being in the ASAP Leadership Program was that I had an opportunity to work with the ASAP staff more frequently, and I was given the chance to do something useful for my community.
Luigy: My favorite thing about the program was that I had a strong sense of responsibility and felt we were going to make a change on our campus.
How will you apply the lessons or skills you’ve learned through participating in this experience—in the classroom, in your career, and/or in your life in general?
Luigy: I will use the organizational and social skills I acquired through this experience in all aspects of my future. This experience was an unforgettable one.
Stephany: I've learned skills that I can apply to college life, such as listening, putting my ideas into practice, and learning from my teammates how to communicate effectively.