Monthly Archives: February 2012

Take Ten Video Blog #1

 

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Violence creates a canvas for learning

By Amy Porter, Take Ten Volunteer and Seminar Student Our culture of violence creates a canvas on which we, teachers of Take Ten, can paint our curriculum. Without this canvas, I think it would be difficult not only to teach … Continue reading

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Violence can be prevented

By Rocky Stroud II, Take Ten Volunteer and AmeriCorps Member for Take Ten Upon beginning Take Ten, my views on youth violence and conflict resolution narrowed to girl gossip and cyber bullying. After entering the local schools, I came to … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps Member reflects on Take Ten involvement

By Reem Abu-Gdairi, Take Ten Volunteer and AmeriCorps Member at the Robinson Community Learning Center Youth violence had always been an issue that adults I’ve grown up around tend to look at as a natural part of growing up. In … Continue reading

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Change in perspective for Take Ten volunteer

By Thomas Mann, Take Ten Volunteer Like many first time volunteers, I did not know what to expect the first day I walked into a classroom as a Take Ten volunteer.  I was eager to see how much the students … Continue reading

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Volunteer finds change in perspective regarding violence

By Anna Marie Boarini, Take Ten Volunteer and blogger of the week! When I began volunteering with Take Ten, I was taking a seminar with Ellen Kyes. In the class, we learned about youth violence, how boys and girls handle … Continue reading

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Take Ten volunteer reflects on the culture of violence today

By Catherine Peck-Phillips, Take Ten Volunteer I believe that the culture of violence makes it both easier and more difficult to teach Take Ten. With the constant exposure to violence that is prevalent in our society, kids learn to identify … Continue reading

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Volunteer reflects on her experience with Take Ten

By Victoria Tokarski, Take Ten Volunteer Since I started volunteering for Take Ten, I have found that youth violence is a major problem in the lives of most of the students that I spend time with each week. Living in … Continue reading

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Take Ten volunteer reflects on how influential violence is for young children

By Melissa Buddie, Take Ten Volunteer Take Ten has changed the way that I look at youth violence. I am more aware of how much violence can influence the lives of children through their own experiences with violence and through … Continue reading

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Take Ten volunteer reflects on youth violence

By Natalie Perez, Take Ten Volunteer Youth violence is something that I have been aware of for a long time. As a young kid, I witnessed youth violence in my own life. One of my best friends suffered a broken … Continue reading

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