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“Even when I don’t know what I need…”

"EVEN WHEN I DON'T KNOW WHAT I NEED... By Brittany Clausell, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Orono High School  As with every week, there are many surprises and many moments…

Historic Women

Historic Women By Emily Moews, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Minneapolis Public Schools' Check & Connect - Keewaydin I have been working hard with a student to make sure that she…

The Secret Reader

The Secret Reader By Jessica Hansen, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Serving at Guadalupe Alternative Programs In the first month of school, I had gotten to know one of the students pretty well.…

What Being a Promise Fellow Means to Me

By La'Kiesha Shannon, Minnesota Alliance With Youth AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Harbor City International School in Duluth, MN Being a Promise Fellow is more than preparing students for their…

Happy Dance!

By Lindsay Morehouse, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Hopkins Community Education I've been working one on one with a particular student for most of the year. When I started, he was…

Fill the Hallways

By Milah Xiong, Promise Fellow at Murray Junior High in St. Paul This is a poem for one of my students who has made a great turn around this school…

The One With the Bike

The one with the bike By Liz Drews, Promise Fellow with Minneapolis Check & Connect at Lake Nokomis Community School As a Promise Fellow and student, I'm often left with limited…

Don't Stay Away Too Long

By LaDonna Jackson, Promise Fellow at Battle Creek Middle School in St. Paul A few months ago my GLAM girls where asked… if given 12 Build a Bears and asked to…

The Power of Two

THE POWER OF TWO By Joe Pendal, Promise Fellow with Check & Connect at Burnsville High School Burnsville High School is one of Minnesota’s most diverse. Fortunately, my fears, that my…

One, Two, Three, Breathe!

One, Two, Three, Breathe! By Khadra Mohamed, Promise Fellow at Burnsville ALC The day is February 9th, 2015 and I return home from a long day of working with my mentees and…