Category Archives: Outreach
Centennial High School Presentation
You bet your sweet little bippy, we’re back!
Nick was so excited to get back into a classroom and do a presentation for some awesome students at Centennial High School in Fort Collins, Colorado!
Blythe Johnson, a teacher at Centennial, reached out to Nick via his website, and asked him to come present to her classroom. Her class was doing a section on personal narratives and Nick was invited to come and share his story to her students.
Nick presented a blended version of his Ted X talk and his Why Try speech to the students, who Nick says were “awesome.”
Nick spoke for about 20 minutes about his life growing up in Africa, his hard work to achieve his dreams and goals, and his dedication to changing the perception of the differently abled. The presentation included pictures from Nick’s childhood in Africa, as well as pictures and videos of his various adaptive sporting events including waterskiing and white water rafting.
The students were amazing, receptive to Nick’s message, and asked meaningful questions at the end of the presentation. They also all gathered around Nick to show him pictures of their pets! Nick loved this, and was laughing so hard. One student had pet pigs, and Nick thought this was so funny.
The teacher, Blythe Johnson, was so kind to Nick, and so patient with Awesome in Action as we got back in the swing of in person presentations. It was obvious to Nick and his team that Blythe really makes a difference to her students and really cares about showing them new perspectives of the world.
Nick couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to present to the class, and is so excited to get back into in person presenting.
Nick’s next event is Wicked West Expo at the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, Colorado on April 15th and 16th where he will have a booth, and host a panel where he will give his Anyone Can be a Hero presentation. He hopes you will come and support him and check out the awesome exhibitors!
Awesome in Action accepted to King Soopers/City Market Community Rewards Program
We have some exciting news Awesome in Action fans!
Awesome in Action was accepted as a non-profit organization for King Soopers or City Market Community Rewards Program!
This means that if you have a King Soopers or City Market loyalty card, you can now link Awesome in Action to your account and we receive a small donation every time you shop.
To do this, you first must have a King Soopers or City Market loyalty card, you can sign up for this by going to any King Soopers or City Market customer service desk. If you already have a loyalty card (this is typically your phone number entered at checkout or a loyalty card linked to your phone number that you swipe) you can take the following steps to link Awesome in Action as your non-profit organization:
- For King Soopers Stores – go to http://www.kingsoopers.com
- For City Market Stores – go to http://www.citymarket.com
You will then either log into your existing account or create a new account that requires basic information, an email address, and your loyalty card number.
Then, you will click on My Account then click on Community Rewards.
Next you will need to search for Awesome in Action, Co either by name or US414 (Awesome in Action’s Non-Profit Organization Number) and then click Enroll.
In order for your purchases to count towards Awesome in Action, you will need to use your loyalty card when shopping.
Any contributions from the community make a huge difference to a small organization like Awesome in Action, and we really appreciate our community’s willingness to participate in programs like this!
Please reach out to us at email@example.com or via Facebook if you have any questions.
Thanks from the Awesome in Action team!