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Serving youth builds relationships, leaves impact

By: Karissa Cady,

Growing up in Faribault, I was lucky to have the support of many caring adults in my life. Whether it was family, teachers or coaches, they made me feel heard and validated. The caring adults in my life inspired me to want to help others in that same way.

During my senior year at St. Olaf College, I faced the classic question all college students face: what was I going to do after graduation? I talked to one of my professors about my options, and she recommended that I apply to serve as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow.

I joined the TORCH team at Northfield High School that fall and had the impression that I would be just doing some tutoring and helping out. Little did I know how much of an impact it would leave on me.

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