Category Archives: AmeriCorps Members

Living by Take Ten principles

By Lauren Kross, Take Ten AmeriCorps Member and Volunteer After serving with Take Ten for six months, I have noticed a definite change in my life. Through my teaching and service opportunities with Take Ten, I have learned more about … Continue reading

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The Take Ten Effect

By Rocky Stroud II, Take Ten Volunteer and AmeriCorps Member Take Ten has changed my perception on many day to day experiences. Since serving with Take Ten, I have noticed myself stopping and thinking about the lessons I teach each … 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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Even on the day for love, violence exists

By Lauren Kross, AmeriCorps Member for Take Ten Yesterday, as I bought my groceries at the store, I walked past the card aisle to see about 15 people crowded around the same section of cards. Pinks and reds, flowers and … Continue reading

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Lauren Kross, Defining Violence

I have started my second week of teaching Take Ten to a group of third graders. Their willingness to learn and participate allows for an enjoyable experience. This week, we discussed violence and conflict. We played a charades game where … Continue reading

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Rocky Stroud, Favorite Memory

Take Ten has been a great experience so far. I am now more acclimated to the students as well as the curriculum. My fourth grade class seems to come alive when I walk in the door, always eager and ready … Continue reading

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Lauren Kross, Reflection

As the Take Ten Deputy Director AmeriCorps Member, I am extremely busy. Every day is exciting and new. We have fantastic volunteers working very hard to give children inĀ  K-12 schools a positive Take Ten experience. From observations, I have … Continue reading

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Rocky Stroud II

Rocky Stroud II Part Time AmeriCorps Member College: Notre Dame Year: Senior Major: Pre-Med, History Favorite Color: Blue Lucky Number: 11 Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting Describe yourself in 3 words: Determined, Opinionated, Trend-setting Take Ten … Continue reading

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Lauren Kross

Lauren Kross Full Time AmeriCorps Member with Take Ten College: California University of Pennsylvania Year: May 2011 Graduate Major: Applied Sociology Favorite Color: Yellow Lucky Number: 7 Favorite Restaurant: Pinchers Favorite Movie: Roman Holiday Describe yourself in 3 words: Energetic, … Continue reading

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