President’s Volunteer Service Award
Beginning from August 4, 2020, The Breaking BEARriers Youth Leadership Club is now officially a Certified Non-Profit Organization that can grant the “President’s Volunteer Service Award” to club members and volunteers. This official approval will allow us to recognize the great work and commitment of our volunteers, encouraging others to take action. We would like to thank everyone who has brought us to this point, and hope this is only a stepping stone to what we plan in the future!
Destination Imagination Virtual Global Finals
Through these difficult times, we persevere. The DI community is no exception from this. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Destination Imagination community was unable to attend the State and Global Finals. Across the globe, teams took part in the Virtual Global Finals, presenting creative solutions through various social platforms. Using homemade props, virtual backgrounds, and incredible imagination, teams were able to carry the DI spirit of never giving up. If you want to view the final results for the Virtual Global Finals, please click on the link: https://www.globalfinals.org/results/ Thank […]
On June 8, 2020, Breaking BEARriers hosted our first of many upcoming speaker series events, where we invite different speakers to talk about their experiences. Our first speaker, XiLuo He, is a Dublin High School 2020 graduate, member of the Gael Force Robotics, and was admitted into Stanford University through early decision. XiLuo He shared his experience, along with tips and important knowledge for succeeding throughout high school and applying for colleges. During the interview, we asked XiLuo questions gathered from the invitation form, along with any further questions during […]
Thanks to all the generous donations we received, we were able to purchase enough materials and make around 600 face shields to donate to local senior housing facilities and healthcare facilities in Hayward, Oakland, Castro-Valley, Fremont, San Leandro, Emeryville, and Berkeley. We updated our design based on available materials and made our face-shields more suitable for cleaning and reuse. Our local Rotary Club found out about our project, and requested for 1000 face-shields to donate to Guatemala. We will try to satisfy all requests, and work until no more work […]
In the past week, the Breaking BEARriers successfully delivered face shields to a local hospital. We plan to expand what we are doing right now and deliver 1000 more face shields to frontline hospitals. We cannot reach this goal without your help.We would greatly appreciate donations to fund our project in supporting healthcare workers. https://www.gofundme.com/f/face-shields-to-protect-healthcare-workers?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet As of right now, doctors and nurses are being exposed to COVID-19 patients every day making them the most vulnerable to contract the disease. In order to help the medical community, our club the Breaking […]
During this COVID-19 pandemic, we are not the only group to step up. We have to give a special thanks to the group STEM CELLS for promoting positivity during this time. Check out their latest video! Even if we did not specifically mention your name, thank you to ALL the members of the DI community who stepped up! Stay safe!
Club News: IC party
October 20, 2019 , Halloween themed Instant Challenge party was a great success! Twelve DI teams with over 100 kids, parents and team managers joined the party. We had fun acting games, IC practices (with constructive criticism), and a newspaper costume contest! Each kid was sent home with a goodie bag that includes a mini Instant Challenge with materials for them to do on their own time. What an amazing experience for both participants and us! Way to go, Breaking BEARriers!
Face Shields for Hospitals
Through the COVID-19 crisis, there are many shortages of supplies. Hospitals, who treat these patients, are running low on face masks and face shields, so doctors are at a high risk of contracting COVID-19. Knowing that more doctors are essential in this crisis, it should be the community’s job to keep the doctors safe. The Breaking BEARriers are making face shields for hospitals in the bay area, and you can too! These face shields are simple and easy to make, and are made of basic materials you can find at […]
Showing Our Thanks
Over the course of these few weeks, the Breaking BEARriers club has shown our appreciation to mailmen/women and deliverymen/women by writing thank you notes. Every day, while we stay home and practice social distancing, those who deliver packages risk contracting COVID-19. They have done their part in helping our society function, so we wanted to show our gratitude. Here are a few examples of posters and messages we have made! We believe you can also spread appreciation to those who continue to work! When you have a couple of minutes, […]
Open Letter to Destination Imagination Community
Check out the Destination Imagination website’s blog! Our open letter is featured there! https://www.destinationimagination.org/blog/di-team-encourages-positivity-through-creativity/ Thank You Christina for making this possible! Dear DI Family, We are the Breaking Bearriers founded by a California DI team— the Gigantic Teddybears who have been doing Destination Imagination for 6 years. We know that every team has poured their creativity, time, and effort into their solutions to this year’s challenges. We share your disappointment in the cancellation of numerous DI tournaments due to COVID-19, but Destination Imagination is not only about the destination. Destination […]