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At my high school graduation, I referenced Sir Isaac Newton’s quote: “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Six years later, I’ve found that one of my favorite City Year Founding Stories is the “Shoulders of Giants.” A couple weeks ago, I was inspired by Michelle…

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Sep 09 2012

Vote to Promote Literacy!

Click on the link here: https://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/charity/view/ein/51-0518142?ref=e38906d989 to support Bess the Book Bus, a mobile literacy organization dedicated to providing books to under-resourced children across America! “Bess the Book Bus is a mobile literacy outreach dedicated to building home libraries for children and families that otherwise may not have the opportunity to own books.” Last school…

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Jun 20 2012

Salsa-Ed: Getting To Kids Early

Occasionally, I make random, off-the-wall connections between totally disparate things, Most recently, I found a strange parallel between salsa dance lessons and early childhood education. Yesterday, I had the chance to go to a Salsa lesson in Jackson with a few of my fellow interns. Now, I am a huge fan of Latin dance, mostly because…

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Mar 25 2012

I’m Tired Of Playing (Hunger) Games

Back in the summer before 7th Grade, I had just finished reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book #4) when the first movie was set to come out. Personally, I was irritated because I had been made fun of for reading the series but by the time the movies came out, all of…

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Jan 17 2012

The Wheels On The Bus Go Round and Round

Today was a great day! Today, we were blessed by Bess. My school was visited by Bess the Book Bus, a “mobile literacy outreach dedicated to getting books into the homes of underprivileged and underrepresented children and families.” The bus travels to schools across America, giving away free books to children and often conducting engaging…

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Dec 29 2011

Since When Can You Read?

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” –James Baldwin I have been home on break for almost a week now, and while I’ve enjoyed being away from the at times depressing Delta, I have also been reminded of why I joined Teach For…

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