2022 YLC: Daily Drum #9


FRONT PAGE: The cover image is a photo of Team “32” in a circle. Text: “Daily Drum, YLC ’22, Team 32”. YLC logo is placed on the bottom left corner. Text on the bottom right: “Issue 9”

PAGE 2: Text: “Table of Content, Team L’s New Name, pg.3, Meet Team 32, pg. 4, Fun Facts About Us, pg. 5, Pro-Tactile, pg. 6, Social Justice, pg. 7”

PAGE 3: Title: “Team L’s New Name!” Article: “We, the L team of LEAD, finally created a new name! Yesterday, we took about 2 hours and a half to create a team name. After many tries, we finally settled on our team name. We had to discuss our motto during dinner time. Later at Fireside, we felt completely ready to give a performance. After our wonderful performance, we were so nervous to see the result from the Builders. When the builders gave us a thumbs up, we jumped around and cheered loudly as we could! Our team is called 32. Our motto is, “We have 32 eyes and 32 hands that make us a leader!” We made history in that we are the first one to create a team with numbers! Let’s go 32!

PAGE 4: Text: “Meet Our Team, Introducing Team 32!” There are photos and names in rows. 1st row, L to R: Seanna Baird, Kieran Ercolino, Muna Abanoor, Malia Schneck, and Emma Vollmar. 2nd row, L to R: Dalina Schwartz, Terell Demorcy, Mepper Beshears, Christian Jimenez, and Giovanni Fiello. 2rd row, L to R: Mia Pompeo, Efrim Rodarte-Estrada, Lily Tucker, Cody DeVries, and Elian Zfati. Last row: Catalene Sacchetti. Text: “Motto: “Eyes are for listening and hands are for communicating. That is our key to leadership!”

PAGE 5: Text: “Fun Facts About Us! Emma– I have zoophobia (phobia of animals). Future career: History Teacher Terrell– I love Stranger things. Future career: Computer Programmer Elian– I am athletic. Future career: Undecided Efrim– I hate avocado. Future career: Designer Mia– I am Italian, but dislike pasta. Future career: Social worker/ teacher Seanna– I liked to sleep in a dog cage when I was 5 years old. Future career: Pharmacist Lily– I love to pet snakes. Future career: Marine Biologist Christian– Star Wars for life. Future career: History teacher. Giovanni– I hate music. Future career: Accountant or Computer Programmer Cody– I have never broken a bone. Future career: Welder Kieran-I love to build computers. Future career: Undecided Dalina– I can read in Korean. Future career: Psychologist Malia– I love chocolate, especially Hersey’s. Future career: Art teacher/ therapist Mepper– My guilty pleasure is chocolate icing. Future career: Athletic Trainer Catalene– I have one dimple. Future career: Psychologist Muna– I love criminal TV shows. Future career: Undecided”

PAGE 6: Title: “Pro-Tactile” Article: “We had a Zoom workshop with a DeafBlind woman named Esther Brenowitz yesterday. She explained her experience as a DeafBlind person. She talked about the history of DeafBlind people and how they communicated. This was new to us. Esther taught us about Pro-Tactile, which is how DeafBlind people communicate by touching. We attempted some Pro-Tactile with each other. This benefited us because we learned how to better communicate with DeafBlind people in the future. We really appreciate Esther Brenowitz and her time to educate us about communicating with DeafBlind community.”

PAGE 7: Title: “Social Justice written by Dalina Schwartz, July 14, 2022” Article “On the morning of July 13, the leaders of YLC were just recovering from a great breakfast until Jimel Brightly, the YLC Director, started a workshop on stereotypes. The workshop opened with a group discussion with a couple of questions such as “what is a stereotype?”, “where do stereotypes come from?”, “have you ever been called a stereotype?”, and “have you ever called anyone else a stereotype?”. We split into four groups and took our time to discuss these questions. My group had different perspectives related to stereotypes of black people, body images, women, and a few more. The discussion was eye-opening and deep. Plus, we agreed that there are layered reasons why we stereotype in the first place. Afterward, Jimel and other Builders passed out papers that said, “I am not _____, but I am _____.” Our job is to fill out the blanks with stereotypes that were used against us. For myself, I wrote, “I am not weak, but I am a strong woman”. This is because I’ve been called “weak” all my life for how I lack physically compared with other masculine people. Despite what others say, I know that I’m mentally and emotionally strong. After the activity, Jimel asked us how we felt. Some leaders mentioned being “empowered,” “better,” and “understood.” That moment is when I realized the importance of acknowledging your most common stereotypes about yourself and knowing how to fight against them. I think we all understood it as a whole. But the workshop wasn’t finished! Jimel introduced a new activity with instructions on the TV screen. The instructions told us to pick up a playing card on a table and stick it on our foreheads without seeing it. After that, Jimel showed us an odd instruction that said, “2-5: Ignore them, and no small talk. 6–10: Small talk is okay, but act two-faced. A/J/Q/K: You want to be friends with them, engage in conversation with them, and stick with them.” We leaders obeyed the instructions and walked around the Leadership Hall, ignoring people or talking to them based on the instructions and that person’s number. The numbers were assigned randomly, so there was no bias involved. That lasted for about five to ten minutes. Then, Jimel asked us about this activity. Some of us with low numbers felt ignored and rejected, but some of us were already used to it. Others realized how these people felt. Some people with medium numbers felt the same, but some weren’t used to the lack of conversation. Lastly, some people with A/J/Q/K were surprised by the attention. That activity was a really good representation of how our society is. This showed how some people may feel ignored or annoyed by other people just based on their stereotypes. Thanks to this great workshop – I am confident that we all learned a lot!”