Living Confidently and Dreaming Big

My last day with Partners in Routt County will be May 16th, and I wanted to write a blog post paying homage to the wonderful organization that is PRC. I was 21, about to graduate from college with a Bachelor’s in English of all things, and did not have a clue what I wanted to …Read the full article

Allowing the Inevitable Mistakes

Our final blog post in the series, “Who Mentored YOU,” is from Partners in Routt County’s Strawberry Park AmeriCorps School-Based Mentor, Brooke Newton. Brooke is from Austin, Texas and graduated in 2011 from St. Edwards University. This past year she worked for AmeriCorps as an after school science instructor for at-risk elementary schools. Here is what …Read the full article

Learning to Dance in the Rain

Danielle Aimone is one of our School-Based Mentors serving at Hayden Middle School during the 2013-2014 school year. Danielle is originally from New York City and graduated from Boston University in May of 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Women Studies. In college, she participated in a part-time AmeriCorps program, as …Read the full article

The Yellow Brick Road of Life

Our next blog post comes from AmeriCorps School-Based Mentor, Lauren Demicco. Lauren is working at Steamboat Springs Middle School this year and loves working with kids! Lauren comes from a small town in central Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Earth Science Education. This is what Lauren had to say …Read the full article

Paying it Forward

Our next blog post comes from Becky Kruger, one of our elementary AmeriCorps School-Based Mentors at Soda Creek Elementary School. Becky was born and raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, MO and graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, NE in May of 2013 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She is interested in pursuing a …Read the full article

Creating Connection

This week’s mentor blog post comes from Marta Galan, School-Based Mentor at Hayden Middle School. Marta is originally from Camarillo, CA and moved to Seattle, WA to pursue her undergraduate degree in Public Health. Throughout her undergraduate career she gained much knowledge and interest regarding various aspects of adolescent development and health. Hoping to continue her …Read the full article

Becoming Cultured in Unexpected Places

Our next PRC blogger is Alice Bradford, School-Based Mentor at Soroco Middle School in Oak Creek. Alice comes from Port Angeles, Washington and is an alumni of the University of Washington with a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish. She is interested in continuing her education to eventually become a bilingual social worker or school counselor. …Read the full article

Growing Up: A hard but beautiful process

This blog post comes from AmeriCorps School-Based Mentor, Preethi Bandri.  Preethi is from Canton, MI and received her B.A in Psychology and Health Studies at Michigan State University. She hopes to continue her education by pursuing a graduate degree in social work and public health. Preethi hopes to work with youth in communities affected by health …Read the full article

A constant state of ascension: How a cross country coach mentored me

  To continue our blog series, we move on to our School-Based Mentor placed in 5 Routt County middle and elementary schools. Our School-Based Mentoring program is made up of nine full-time AmeriCorps volunteers, who dedicate ten months of service to our at-risk youth here in Routt County by providing in school one-to-one mentoring, in …Read the full article

Learning about Life’s Distinctions

Our next blog post comes from our board member, Steve Hofman. Steve joined the Partners board in January of 2012, and we feel so fortunate to have him. Steve is a successful policy and communications consultant who has worked with a variety of people over his professional career including: the CEO of The Washington Post, advisor …Read the full article