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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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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 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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Students surprise Take Ten volunteer

By Amy Porter, Take Ten Seminar Student and Volunteer Coming back after winter break to start a new semester of Take Ten promised to be disheartening. I assumed that the students would have forgotten everything we had taught them during … 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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Volunteer hopes to change student outlook on violence

By Victoria Tokarski, Take Ten Volunteer If my students could take away one thing from Take Ten, I would want them to remember that there are nonviolent ways to solving conflicts. I have seen how easily some students can get … Continue reading

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Blogger of the week shares her thoughts on eliminating violence

By Amy Porter, Take Ten Volunteer, Seminar Student, and Blogger of the Week If I could eliminate one cause of violence it would definitely be the media. The media provides our society with violent television shows, movies, music and advertisements. … Continue reading

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Violence creates a canvas for learning

By Amy Porter, Take Ten Volunteer and Seminar Student Our culture of violence creates a canvas on which we, teachers of Take Ten, can paint our curriculum. Without this canvas, I think it would be difficult not only to teach … 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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