Be the change you want to see in this world

"Winning starts in the mind. Whatever the mind can conceive, it will achieve."
-Joaquin Nangauta Naputi

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, August 28, 2010

From the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) game booth & face painting to the Santa Barbara School Read Alouds, jump rope activities, Notre Dame Class of 2011 and WestCare booths, IGP Awards, amazing concert/entertainment performances, IGP Poetry Slam, Open House, jumpers, prizes, refreshments, raffles, and so much more, all participants had a blast!

Enjoy the following snapshots taken during this memorable event!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

IGP 2010 Poetry Slam Theme

“Why Should I Care about___?”
Topics to include my education, my family, volunteering, and doing the right thing.

Poetry submissions via fax are due on or before August 25th. Email submissions are due before August 27th.

Top Finalists can read their entries at the IGP Back to School Carnival event on August 28th, 2010. Participants must be between 7-20 years of age.

Poems must contain 150 words or less, and only appropriate language.

Fax submissions to 473-3004 or email them to Attn to IGP Contest. For more information, call the IGP Center at 637-3011 or 688-4752.

Island Girl Power will host its "Back to School Carnival & Concert" soon! See the details below.

What: IGP Back to School Carnival
When: Saturday, August 28, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Island Girl Power Club House, Dededo

There will be a raffle drawing with the grand prize being a Continental Roundtrip for 2! The baby grand prize is a P.I.C. overnight stay. Other prizes include the following: P.I.C. Waterpark passes, Harley Davidson Toolbox GHC,Foremost gift certificates, Cold Stone gift certificates, and more! You do not need to be present to win.

There will also be jumpers, game booths, prizes, refreshments, and more! Entertainment includes Biggah&Bettah, Acoustic Soul, Jeniki Suba, Shannon McManus, Capoeira Mandinga Guam, and so much more!

For more information, contact WestCare Pacific Islands at 472-0219 or e-mail: or Island Girl Power at 688-4752, e-mail:
One of our family members, namely JJ Neth, arrived from Pohnpei. We had a wonderful gathering! Enjoy the following snapshots!

Friday, August 13, 2010

The first edition of the PREL NEWSLETTER is now available via PDF by clicking here or visiting The PREL NEWSLETTER is a quarterly publication of PREL in collaboration with the Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific and the Pacific Comprehensive Center. The newsletter focuses on activities of the different programs of PREL in the Pacific region, provides information about upcoming conferences, events, professional development opportunities, and more. In particular, this issue includes topics of the Summer Reading Camp in Palau, the Project MACIMISE inaugural institute in Saipan, Pacific CHILD summer annual institute in Hawai’i, and PCC highlights and updates! Enjoy!
After our meaningful conference, we had to head back home to our beautiful island of Guam, but before doing so, there was a one-day stopover in LA. It was an extremely short stop, but my sister Felicia drove from San Diego to the LAX to pick me up, so that I can say my very brief Hafa Adai and Adios to all my family members, whom I haven't seen in 4 years. Despite the quick trip, it was well worth it! I hope to spend more time with my lovely Grandma who is getting older yet wiser, my Nina, Aunties Lynn, Betty, Sandra, Beck, Matilda, my niece Novalei, first cousins, and even more nieces, nephews, etc.

The following are a few of the snapshots that were taken during my brief visit: