Christmas for us Puerto Ricans is not just about presents. It’s about celebrating the birth of Jesus! We gather with friends and family to dance and eat delicious food! We put on some merengue, salsa y bachata. We eat some arroz con gandules, pernil, pasteles, flan, arroz con dulce, tembleque, coquito & more deliciousness! I love my Puerto Rican Christmas!
The #SoCanU Project was created by the amazing mentor, author & speaker of Community College Success Isa Adney. It’s main purpose is to inspire those like you and me, that have over come struggles and still reach their goals and are following their dreams!
Please check out the website, join the movement and share with your friends. Let’s be the inspiration of hope for the rest of the world.
This new 2014 Central Florida 24 Plus 1 Project sensation has been making an impact in the local community, anywhere from just giving flowers to strangers and making them smile, to capturing art in Orlando Florida to spreading awareness about Domestic Violence and Sex Trafficking.
The 24 Plus 1 projects creator is an amazing colombian young lady Lorena Tovar, who I have known for years through our involvement in the Seminole State Volunteers Leardership Team Program at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida. Her ideas are inspired by her travels, heritage, passion, the community that surrounds her and plenty of research conducted. These have taken place at Lake Eola Park in Down Town Orlando, as well as at Cranes Roost Park in Uptown Altamonte Springs and at the University of Central Florida.
This community service and awareness initiative has been reaching out and involving the Central Florida community, and thanks to the means of technology is inspiring communities around the world.
Making a difference in this world one step at a time <3
Here’s a list of my college involvement which has given me plenty of opportunities & helped me develop myself to the scholar I am Today <3
Sigma Phi Gamma, Seminole State College of Florida (SSC)
Seminole State Volunteers Leadership Team, SSC
Leadership Challenge Team, SSC
Hispanic Student Association, SSC
Phi Theta Kappa, SSC
Art & Phyllis Grindle Honors, SSC
Student Government Association, SSC
Transfer & Transition Services, University of Central Florida (UCF)
Transfer knights, UCF
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, UCF
Latino Fellowship, UCF
I Am Second, UCF
Wide Open Church EPIC College Group, Sanford FL
Burnett Honors College, UCF
Honors Congress, UCF
Organizations I’ve supported/worked/volunteered with:
Ronald McDonald House of Charities
Harvest Times International Inc.
24 Plus 1
From Outside In
I Am Second Movement
Give Kids The World
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
Toys for Tots
Costa Rica Orphanages Clothing & Shoe Drive
From San Germán, Puerto Rico
San Agustin, Florida
Stone Cove Mountain, Georgia
Costa Maya, Mexico
Grand Cayman Islands
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Palo Alto, California
San Francisco, California
….to be Continued :)
Bottle caps are not recyclable. When littered, they take long journeys to end up in wildlife stomachs, thus killing them.
Terra Cycle is green company that makes products out of non-biodegradable products such as: Capri sun pouches, bottle caps, m&m bags, etc. They often pay for the bulk collection of these and or donate to charity, through a point earning system.
This could be a great way to prevent all these bottle caps from ending in the ocean and diminishing the amount of trash.
I love turtles, sea turtles are my favorite! Every time I have an opportunity to help them, you will continue to see posts from me. If you have any suggestions of what else can be done with these bottle caps, please share away! I am really into recyclable art also!
Please don’t litter <3
The beautiful city of Mount Dora is located in Central Florida. It is know for its many festivals and Antique stores. Arepas are by far the best food item at the Art Festival this weekend. They are of South American origin and are sweet creamy corn patties with mozzarella. I am still dreaming about the next time I have the opportunity to eat one!
Photos taken 10/28/12 by Natymarie Mount Dora, Florida <3