Category Archives: AmeriCorps Members

The rewards of taking the path less traveled

By Daniel Martin I graduated college close to three years ago, and though I was excited to be finished, it was not an easy time. There were so many different roads for my life to take, and to be honest, … Continue reading

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Learning the value of creating compassionate connections

“Some kids are bullies, some are victims.” “Kids will be kids” “Ehh they’ll grow out of it” Growing up, many of us have been exposed to clichés that explain behavior amongst children regarding school violence, and sadly quite a few … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps member contemplates what makes Take Ten special

By Claire Roboski As a professional who has been teaching at Title I (high poverty, “high-risk”) schools for four years, Take Ten was an easy transition for me. Teaching is my niche; it allows me to communicate openly with young … Continue reading

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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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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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How do students impact the classroom environment?

By Carlos Leyva, Take Ten Volunteer and AmeriCorps member I love the atmosphere of excitement and yearning to learn in the classroom when I enter. The students bring an energy that helps us teach Take Ten effectively. The most rewarding … Continue reading

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Students offer words of wisdom to AmeriCorps member

By Lauren Kross, Take Ten AmeriCorps Member One of my favorite moments with Take Ten so far happened last week. We got through the lesson with ease and the students were well behaved. At the end of the class, I … Continue reading

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Take Ten Presentation at AmeriCorps Mid-year Retreat

By Lauren Kross, AmeriCorps Member On February 23, I provided AmeriCorps members at the mid-year retreat with an interactive presentation on conflict resolution and violence prevention. As adults, we tend to think about ways to eliminate violence or neglect the … Continue reading

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