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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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Becoming a part of our community

By Emily Moser Volunteering with Take Ten for the past four years has taught me so much.  Regularly being in charge of a classroom has helped me grow as a leader, and teaching the lessons has caused me to reflect … Continue reading

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Volunteer takes pride in student growth

By Abby Balmert Departing from the classroom with my fifth graders on the last day of fall semester’s Take Ten program, I was filled with hope. In the past few months, I have watched with pride as the kids eagerly … Continue reading

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Take Ten Reflection by Amy Porter

My experience with the Take Ten program during my four years at Notre Dame has taught me so many things, but there are two that stand out to me at present. The first is that you always need to be … Continue reading

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BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC

TAKE TEN BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC 5:30-7:30pm Friday, September 13, 2013 Robinson Community Learning Center Parking Lot Meet the volunteers, play fun games, and enjoy free food!!!

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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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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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