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Archive: Promise Fellows

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We’re family here.

By Alexa Van Dyck, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Minneapolis Edison High School In my office, which I share with four other counselors, I have an enormous white board above…

It’s important, you see?

By Sara Mitchell, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at Bemidji High School "Why you late for school, son? Get to class!" I teased him. He cracked a smile, flashed me his pass,…

Little Things That Make Your Day

By Marcos Macias, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at White Bear Lake Area High School, North Campus On the Tuesday before semester break one of my students came to me with a…

Giving Back

By Tara Gibb, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists I have become very aware of the need at our school to find ways to support…

Taking a Breath

By: Kaela Schweisthal, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Augsburg Fairview Academy In the middle of a busy and loud hallway, two people stand together, arms around each other in a comforting…

Sweatpants

By Maggie VanGrondelle, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at MNIC High School About a week back, I had a new student come into school to register at MNIC. She was quiet…

That would be lovely

By Gin Eckert, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Wilder Foundation’s Youth Leadership Initiative “Yes, that would be lovely,” she said when I asked her if she wanted to go ice…

The Rubik’s Cube

By Danielle Marzinske, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Open World Learning Community (SPPS) It took me roughly one long and frustrating week to learn how to solve a Rubik’s cube…

Home

By Toe Mahasongkham, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Saint Paul Harding High School (with the Sanneh Foundation)  Throughout life, we all yearn and seek for a place that we belong…

We Day Energy

We Day Energy By Sarah Adams, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Orono High School I was asked by my supervisor, Katie, to help chaperone 19 high school students at WE…