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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…

Former Board Spotlight: Mary Docken

Mary Docken served on the Board of Directors of Minnesota Alliance With Youth from 2012-2014. She now works for Intellispark, an early stage K12 EdTech company focused student success. Why…

Siblings in Service

Sam and Lizzie are an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow brother and sister duo!  Sam is serving at Centennial Middle School in Lino Lakes, and Lizzie is at Edison High School in…

DeAnna: Learning to Regulate

By DeAnna Moeller, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Augsburg Fairview Academy "In my first week at my site I met a student who was known for being troublesome, angry, and…

Kimberly: Keeping Up with Math

By Kimberly Alquicira, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at Inver Grove Middle School "I have been working with a girl named Heidy. She is a new student who came from Guatemala and…

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…

Maddy: A Light During the Storm

Maddy Foss is serving her second term as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at Integrated Arts Academy in Chaska. Maddy became a Promise Fellow just a year after graduating high school. …

Building a Youth Master Plan

By: Mikayla Ferg, Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA serving at the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board  My year at the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board is focused on building a Youth Master Plan that…