Author Archives: Lauren

The Bald and Beautiful

The Take Ten Team participated in an awesome event April 20 in support of cancer research.  We had a specific target in mind, and that’s pediatric oncology.  At Notre Dame, “Bald is Beautiful” Days, allowed us to either shave our … Continue reading

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Learning is fun!

By Victoria Tokarski, Take Ten Volunteer and Blogger of the Week Have fun with the students! They really like learning from you, even if they don’t show it. If you are having fun with them while you are teaching them, … Continue reading

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Why is it important to plan?

By Melissa Buddie, Take Ten Volunteer Over the past few months, my team and I have learned to adapt our lesson plan to unforeseen challenges or circumstances. This has not always been easy for our team. Sometimes, we are forced … Continue reading

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What will Take Ten students take with them?

By Amy Porter, Take Ten Volunteer and Blogger of the week As the spring semester of Take Ten comes to a close, I hope that my group of students take away the idea that they have the power to make … Continue reading

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Take Ten Team presents at Hannah & Friends

Yesterday, Take Ten Director Ellen Kyes presented a workshop on conflict resolution and violence prevention at Hannah & Friends in South Bend.  Kyes was assisted by Take Ten Team Members Lauren Kross and Rachael Foster. Attendees gained knowledge about the … Continue reading

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How can you be a positive force in ending bullying?

By Lauren Kross, AmeriCorps Member Each week I teach at least four Take Ten classes in local schools.  In addition, I serve as the full time AmeriCorps member for the program and assist with several projects. Being a part of … Continue reading

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How can youth influence bullying prevention?

By Rachael Foster, AmeriCorps Member and Blogger of the Week! In February, I attended the Memorial Community Plunge in South Bend. This event focused on the challenges and strategies of taking on the modern neighborhood bully. A victim used to … Continue reading

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What is your biggest challenge as a volunteer?

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How is bullying connected to technology?

By Anna Boarini, Take Ten Volunteer “Technology is an amazing when it works,” said my Mom. I agree with her, but I would add that technology is an amazing thing when it works and is used in a positive manner. … Continue reading

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How has technology changed bullying?

By Melissa Buddie, Take Ten Volunteer Technology has presented new challenges in combating bullying in school. Through cell phones and social media, a student can bully another from outside the classroom. This makes it hard for the victim to escape … Continue reading

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