Monday, February 12, 2018

Scripps Ranch High School Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect embodies a concept popularized by Mahatma Gandhi: “”Be the change you want to see in the world.”

The Butterfly Effect Mission Statement is as follows:

The Butterfly Effect is an underground movement redefining philanthropy one “butterfly” at a time by providing individuals the opportunity to give to a cause close to their heart. Harnessing the power of social media, we create a ripple effect of contagious generosity through our Butterfly Drops and Wahl2Wall installations. We recognize that we can be the change we want to see in the world by facilitating small acts of kindness, encouraging generosity, and promoting creativity.

The Butterfly Effect is an international organization founded in San Diego, Ca. The Butterfly Effect focuses on creating a positive impact beyond an individual, and into schools, communities, and the rest of the world. Recently, the Butterfly Effect Initiative has brought this movement to Scripps Ranch High School. The Butterfly Effect represents hope and transformation. Scripps Ranch High School students have created a beautiful butterfly on their school campus where students and staff come together to take pictures and meet new friends on campus.” student at Scripps Ranch High School.

Students were brought in for an assembly and were asked to reflect on the following questions-
  • What lights you up ? (What brings you so much happiness/fills you up?)
  • What breaks your heart? (what do you wish you had the power to change?)
  • If you had a sum of money to donate and make a difference, where would you want it to go and why?

As students reflected on their owl life experiences, they gave powerful answers from the heart, their answers ranged from giving their time to organizations for people with special needs, to saving animals, and helping their own peers. The experience was very moving!