Filling White-Space

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For the past three weeks, I’ve had a couple of open spaces, aka white-space, on the calendar that we’ve worked really hard to fill. I typically do two assemblies and/or trainings in the morning and one in the afternoon. Thursday and Friday were almost wide open, for the exception of a meeting out of town […]

ReEnvision Student Culture

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ReEnvision Student Culture 1 2 Every student on every campus around the world has influence. The catch is whether students are intentional or unintentional with that influence? Positive Youth Development, or PYD, is a way of helping to facilitate and create a student culture which incorporates: Students as the Solution All Youth Future Focus on […]

Celebrating One Year of Life that Counts

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Year One – In the books Last summer, we announced that I would go full-time with Life that Counts, the 501c3 committed to helping people make better decisions for healthy outcomes.  August 1 marked the first full year serving in this capacity and literally living my dream, at 37 years old.  It has been absolutely […]

The Power of Authenticity!

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I truly wish we could capture every moment and share it with you when we walk into a school for mentoring! Earlier this week, at Addison High, a few of our mentors were a little late to meeting with their groups because they were finishing another project. I was on hand visiting with and enjoying […]

STARS: Students Teaching About Relationships and Success

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WHAT IS THE STARS NATIONAL CONFERENCE? The STARS NATIONAL CONFERENCE (SNC) is an action-packed, four-day event each summer that empowers and motivates teens to become leaders, build healthy relationships, and avoid high-risk behaviors. Teens get to experience life on a college campus while building important life-skills and learning to be a positive role model in […]