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Foster Leader Friday

By Bre, AmeriCorps VISTA serving with Foster Advocates Foster Advocates’ Communications and Outreach Coordinator VISTA has been a leader in their ongoing effort to amplify voices from the community they serve.…

Waiting Outside the Door

By Jane, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Serving at Black Hawk Middle School "I met with the 6th grade counselor and Sarah on the first day of school to discuss her anxiety.…

Proud of You

By Tanya, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Centennial Middle School "I was assigned a student whose attendance was not the greatest. She missed a lot of school which resulted in…

Seeing Their Capacity

By Mary, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Highland Park High School in St. Paul "When I first started working with Elijah he was very disengaged in his Geometry and English…

I Like This Routine

By: Maddy W, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at St. Paul Public Schools - Murray Middle School "There is a student at my school who walks to her 4th period class…

She Reminds Me of Myself

By: Mikayla B, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Grandview Middle School "Being halfway through this experience, this has truly been such a rewarding 5 months of service. Coming into this…

Amir Locke

[caption id="attachment_16549" align="alignright" width="512"] Photo by Ben Brewer (@bbrewerphoto)[/caption] On 2/9/2022, the Minnesota Youth Council released the following statement: On February 2nd, 2022, Amir Locke was fatally shot during a…

Bemidji teen’s gardening program continues to flourish

Bemidji Pioneer (Story Link) Written By: Daltyn Lofstrom | 7:30 am, Jan. 5, 2022 Despite the bitter Minnesota cold, Bemidji homeschool senior Bridget Westrum hopes that her Growing Our Future free youth gardening…

Connecting through Music

By Patrick, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at High School for Recording Arts "I have a student who is interested in music of all kinds. His taste is as wide as…

A father & son duo making an impact in Detroit Lakes

AmeriCorps Summer Emergency Response Initiative member Brady was fascinated by the idea of bringing learning opportunities into neighborhoods instead of trying to entice kids into the schools. Brady is an…