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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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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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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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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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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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What is your biggest challenge as a volunteer?

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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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Change in perspective for Take Ten volunteer

By Thomas Mann, Take Ten Volunteer Like many first time volunteers, I did not know what to expect the first day I walked into a classroom as a Take Ten volunteer.  I was eager to see how much the students … Continue reading

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