Students surprise Take Ten volunteer

By Amy Porter, Take Ten Seminar Student and Volunteer

Coming back after winter break to start a new semester of Take Ten promised to be disheartening. I assumed that the students would have forgotten everything we had taught them during the previous semester and we would have to start at square one. While doing a review on our first day back, the students rattled off definitions and examples of conflict, violence, principles, and values. This is my favorite memory as a Take Ten volunteer because during that lesson I realized that I had made a difference. The students actually absorbed what I had taught them and remembered it months later. The next step is obviously to get them to apply these lessons to their every-day life, but getting over this first hump of remembering the lessons was monumental.

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