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Standing Up to Bullies

Standing Up to Bullies By Holly Mitchell, Promise Fellow at Andersen United Community School Recently, I paired up with a social work intern to write a curriculum for a girl’s group…

The Power of Hello

The Power of Hello By Rebecca Hotchkiss, Promise Fellow at Nellie Stone Johnson Elementary School I am constantly surprised at the power of greeting a kid positively. There is a…

New Glasses Change Perspectives

New Glasses Change Perspectives By Alison Hoyer, Promise Fellow at MERC Alternative High School At the beginning of October, another AmeriCorps member and I chaperoned a group of our students…

Conviction is the Key

Conviction is the Key By Brandon Tice, Promise Fellow at Ignite Afterschool By far the most nerve-wracking, uplifting, and meaningful day of my service this month was June 13th. I knew…

Inspiration and Appreciation at District 287

Inspiration and appreciation at district 287 By Ben Suker, Promise Fellow at Intermediate District 287 The thing I've enjoyed most while serving as a Promise Fellow with ISD 287 is…

“Take one branch”

"Take one branch" By Sam White, Promise Fellow at Edison High School It was a hot summer day and I was in a canoe filled with firewood and tents that…

“Is Allie Here?”

"IS ALLIE HERE?" By Allison Devney, Promise Fellow, Northfield High School “Where’s Kim?” “What about Teddy?”  At the beginning of my service this was what I heard when students came…

And This Is What We Talk About

AND THIS IS WHAT WE TALK ABOUT By Nicole Northquest, Promise Fellow, Waconia High School “What do you want to do after graduation?” I asked my sophomore student, Greta. “I probably…

A Warm Reminder

A WARM REMINDER By Dimple Patel, Promise Fellow, El Colegio Charter High School “In the three years I have been at this school, no staff has ever checked in on…

Inspiration Point

Inspiration Point By Promise Fellow Rachel Loose “What is one thing you like best about yourself?” asked the mentor.  “That I’m not afraid to be myself,” responded the mentee. One…