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Archive: Voices From the Field

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Alexis & Conner: Circlekeeping in Robbinsdale

Alexis and Conner, AmeriCorps Promise Fellows serving together at Community Mediation and Restorative Services, share their experiences and reflections on circlekeeping with students at Robbinsdale Middle School. Alexis: "The 275 students…

Joseph: No Longer Necessary

By: Joseph Bruyers, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Centennial Middle School "I think one of the most important moments I've had as a Promise Fellow was is watching a student…

Helena: All the Difference

By: Helena Gunderson, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Hopkins West Junior High "I’m currently working with two students who both struggled to complete their math homework and understand the class…

Casey: Supporting their Ups and Downs

By Casey Butterfield, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Laura Jeffrey Academy "Throughout the month of January Laura Jeffrey Academy participated in a J-Term schedule and things changed in terms of…

Rachel: All Three Games

By Rachel Pederson, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Minneapolis North High School through the Check & Connect program "During the fall, I went to almost every single football game.  Most…

Lucas: Advances in Algebra

By Lucas Kauzlarich, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Minneapolis South High School through the Check & Connect program "One day, during sixth hour, one of my students decided to skip…

Theo: Asking Is Easy

By Theo Twidwell, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Breakthrough Twin Cities "Since day one, I have been working with a student regarding his fear of asking questions in class. He…

Rose: Amanda’s Story

By: Rose Lucia, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Inver Grove Heights Middle School "I have been working with a student named Amanda.  She is a very intelligent young lady who…

Helen: The Adult He Trusted

By Helen Arneson, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at Minneapolis Southwest High School, with Check & Connect "One of the students that I have been working with in the last few months…

Muzamil: The Importance of Their Voice

By Muzamil Ibrahim, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at Loring Nicollet Alternative High School (Project for Pride in Living) "In my current and previous youth work, I have come to understand how…