- What is Triple-H?
- What does it mean to become a Triple-H team?
- Can this project fulfill my 40-hour volunteer requirement?
- What does it mean to Oteshafy my community?
- Where do teachers come into this?
- What kind of support do we get?
- What if we don't get accepted?
1. What is Triple-H?
Addressing over-consumption, apathy, and cynicism, the Hopeful High-school Hooligan Program involves training groups of youth to deliver hilarious, educational, theatre-based presentations with a message of hope, awareness, and action to communities across Southern Ontario.
2. What does it mean to become a Triple-H team?
If you become a Triple-H team, this means that 10 to 15 students from your school or community will present a locally relevant Otesha theatre presentation (including Otesha’s “Morning Choices Play) schools, conferences and events in your community.
Of course! Otesha is a registered charity, and the work you are doing is certainly going to benefit your community. We'll be more than happy to sign your forms.
4. What does it mean to Oteshafy my community?
- from Swahili ‘Otesha’ – ‘reason to dream’
- from Latin ‘-ify’ – ‘transform another’
- to mobilize youth to create local and global change through their daily consumer choices;
- to recognize how one’s daily choices affect the world and all its inhabitants, and to educate others about the impact of their choices;
- to be the change you wish to see in the world, by being a role model of sustainable lifestyle choices for your peers, family, and community;
- to inspire others to dream;
- to do all of the above in uber-funky groove style!
(Also: ‘Oteshafication’ – the act of Oteshafying)
5. Where do teachers come into this?
We require a teacher’s recommendation for the Triple-H program. We recommend that you choose a teacher to become a full part of the team – joining us for part of The Otesha Jam, getting the school faculty to join your sustainability initiatives, even participating in the presentation (some schools have some really cool teachers with lots of wicked energy and ideas)! Teachers are also great assets for help with logistical details (like booking venues, convincing principals and other adults that your team is awesome, and getting photocopies or permission for anything else that might come up). You can have more than one teacher if you want – it’s all your call!
6. What kind of support do we get?
We are with you every step of the way at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-237-6065– just one step away to advice on any problems or challenges you are experiencing. We want you to succeed, so let us know how we can help!
If your Triple-H team is selected, you will receive your Team Prep Pack, including copies of The Otesha Book, Top Secret details on the Otesha Jam, more Triple-H tips, and some other (funky) junk we find lying around the house. Maybe some compost.
After the Otesha Jam, a member of the Otesha Project will visit at least one presentation by each Triple-H team to offer support, motivation, advice, and evaluation – and hopefully they’ll be able to join the team for some vegan/veggie potluck goodness. Teams will report on each presentation to the Head Office. There will be monthly phone check-ins between Triple-H teams and Project Coordinators, and an online discussion forum will be established for all teams to share challenges, successes, and ideas with each other. All the while, as always, we will be graciously and exuberantly available for your advising and pep-talking needs at email@example.com.
7. What if we don't get accepted?
There are multiple ways to become involved with Otesha. You can apply to come on bike tours, or organize a free Otesha presentation at your school – just to name a couple options. The possibilities are endless