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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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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 does Take Ten instill lifelong learning?

By Lauren Kross, AmeriCorps member The most rewarding aspect of teaching Take Ten is spending time with the students each week. Their energy and excitement is infectious. No matter how I’m feeling, the students have a way of picking me … 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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Take Ten is time well spent

By Thomas Mann, Take Ten Volunteer I look forward to Take Ten every week because I enjoy interacting with the students. I enjoy laughing at the jokes, seeing that they understand the ideas that we share with them, and getting … Continue reading

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Volunteer regains happiness through teaching

By Anna Marie Boarini, Take Ten Volunteer I have been volunteering with Take Ten for a few semesters and I really enjoy the work I do. There have been some really great memories, but my best memory ever came in … Continue reading

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Volunteer shares her favorite memory with Take Ten

By Victoria Tokarski, Take Ten Volunteer So far, my favorite memory with Take Ten occurred last year. I was in a classroom of older students and they usually found it difficult to pay attention and participate in discussions. However, my … Continue reading

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