Thank you for reminding me

July 28, 2017

Joe Ehrman-Dupre Class of 2010 Playing for Others was always a very physical experience. Sitting or standing, slouched on the floor or jumping up and down, running or dancing; heck, even our listening was active! Every time I left a buddy event or committee meeting, I felt exhausted in the best way, and energized to […]

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Here’s to an amazing year ahead!

Jeremiah and I are so excited to share with you a little bit of our experiences as CoPresidents so far – thanks for reading! In mid-June we held our annual Leadership Retreats, where teens serving as a PFO CoChair or Small Group Leader receiving training to prepare them for the year ahead. CoChairs work directly […]

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My eyes are leaking and I just can’t stop….

March 10, 2016

My eyes are leaking and I just can’t stop…. When I was 12 years old, just 56 days shy of my 13th birthday and that illustrious time of crossing into my teen years and never having to order from the ‘kids” menu again, my grandmother died. I remember her death like it was yesterday. I […]

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When our hearts beat as one…

March 7, 2016

Hello lovely friends! As of the day that I’m writing this blog, it is the first day of the last weekend of rehearsals for HeARTbeat! I’ve been working with the Dance Experience and it has been an interesting experience. Dance is something that I feel everyone has a little bit in them. Whether it’s doing […]

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It’s an AWESOME Party!

February 17, 2016

If you’re going to jump, you might as well leap.

I saw my first show at age 9. I sat on the cafeteria floor mesmerized. It was the first spark among many that would alter the course of my life and – ultimately – change, transform and save lives.

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It’s An AWESOME Party

I saw my first show at age 9. I sat on the cafeteria floor mesmerized. It was the first spark among many that would alter the course of my life and – ultimately – change, transform and save lives. I’ve often thought about the title of my memoir…those few words that would sum up my […]

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The More We Love Ourselves, The More We Love Others

February 3, 2016

The More We Love Ourselves, The More We Love Others I’ve been spending a lot of time loving on myself lately. One way that I do this is by giving myself space to be happy. Recently, in a PFO training call with the amazing life coach Pam Burton, I learned about upper limits. As I […]

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One More Good Thing

January 29, 2016

One More Good Thing Playing For Others continues to teach me that there is always one more good thing needed to be done, wanting to be done, calling to be done. Gathering in the energy that is Playing For Others is unlike any other energy that I have experienced. I keep saying it because it […]

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The Most Important Factor

January 28, 2016

Among the most valuable and what I feel can be the most important offering that Playing for Others provides PFO teens, volunteers, and staff is the opportunity to serve in various ways. But more than that, the concept of habit and consistency is what I find to be the most important thing that the teens […]

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A Life of Impact: Enriched and Enriching

A Life of Impact: Enriched and Enriching “It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing…It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you […]

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How can I give?

How Can I Give… David Bowie’s passing affected me in ways I didn’t see coming. The sadness and reflections on my own mortality I was expecting, it was the gift in the situation I wasn’t ready for. Bowie, in my humble opinion, was a quiet genius. He affected millions by just being the beautiful artist […]

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How much more good can WE do?

Happy New Year! I hope that this past year has been full of blessings and that this year will bring even more blessings! This year certainly has been a blessing for me. Working with the amazing staff, the other advisors, and the incredible teens from PFO has been a truly awesome experience. I wish that […]

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What’s Giving Us Gratitude

Have you ever written a song, a spoken word piece or even done a drawing about someone who inspires you… Well if you haven’t let us give you a little bit of inspiration. Last week PFO held a very special event at the McGlohon Theatre… “Night of Gratitude” The teens created amazing original songs, spoken […]

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What’s Giving Us Gratitude

Have you ever written a song, a spoken word piece or even done a drawing about someone who inspires you… Well if you haven’t let us give you a little bit of inspiration. Last week PFO held a very special event at the McGlohon Theatre… “Night of Gratitude” The teens created amazing original songs, spoken […]

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The Purpose of Passion

Being an art teacher is not what I expected. I went into it thinking that I would have kids excited to learn and excited to be in art class. For some, that is the case, but for others, it’s not. The school I teach at has students from all walks of life, but a majority […]

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Courage and Compassion…what I learned from a group of teens

December 15, 2015

Courage and Compassion…what I learned from a group of teens Wednesday, November 18, 2015. I stood in the back of the room at LACA (Latin American Contemporary Arts) Projects and was absorbed into the magic that unfolded right before my eyes. Peering over me were photos that hung from the celling’s beam of rafters. Black […]

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The Gift: Shake It Up a Bit

The Gift: Shake It Up a Bit When I was small, I can recall my siblings and I shaking boxes under the tree to see if we could figure out the gift that was inside, little did I know, years later, as an adult, I would have experienced things in this lifetime that would shake […]

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An Update from Malcolm

Today, as I was driving home, I passed by a green Volvo. In the driver seat was someone who resembled a certain Chris Kringle. This is a good reminder that Christmas is near and that Santa Claus coming to town. However, this past week was the PFO Connecting Charlotte event and boy did Christmas come […]

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Inspiring Acceptance

Picture it: You walk into a room for the first time. You feel the heavy flash flood of calculating and quantifying eyes. Immediately, that nasty little voice in your head starts throwing out the albeit distorted, but believed negatives questioning who you are you’re your value in the space. You feel your mind suit up […]

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Authenticity and vulnerability are strengths.

Authenticity and vulnerability are strengths. Last week was the Playing For Other’s (PFO) event Connecting Charlotte. This was a coming out party of sorts for the PFO Slam Poetry Committee. I am one of the Co-Advisors on the Slam committee. I’ve been working with a group of thirteen teens since this summer. All of the […]

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A Time To Celebrate

As I stood in a room of hundreds of engaged diverse people rapt in spoken word performances from the PFO teens, I was struck with the awe of what can happen when a group decides to become a team. No longer a collection of individuals, a team unites for a common purpose, which is usually […]

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This is the kind of email that brings me to tears… Jen, It’s 2:35 a.m. on Thursday, November 19. I was reading through my journal and stumbled upon my audio speech for my PFO graduation in 2012. I thought you might be interested to hear the text, nearly four years later: “Dear PFO, Someone pretty […]

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You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

You don’t know what you don’t know. Strange little phrase, that. It requires that you take a moment to reflect during a situation and check your response with all that you know about the event as it is happening- or, at the very least, temper your reactions until you can be in a space to […]

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Update from Levin and Alexis

Dear Loved Ones, Happy Holidays! ‘Connecting Charlotte’ @ LaCa Projects Gallery on this past November 18th was unreal. The sold-out house of 400-plus attendees were treated to an inspiring glimpse into what PFO has been up to this year, and the main event was beyond. The uber-talented Slam Committee advisors Hannah Hasan & Derrick Hines […]

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Update from Alexis and Levin

Dear Loved Ones, Happy Holidays! ‘Connecting Charlotte’ @ LaCa Projects Gallery on this past November 18th was unreal. The sold-out house of 400-plus attendees were treated to an inspiring glimpse into what PFO has been up to this year, and the main event was beyond. The uber-talented Slam Committee advisors Hannah Hasan & Derrick Hines […]

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Rocking my world

November 12, 2015

Rocking my world… I’m often asked the question…what inspires you? The simple truth is people. People who defy human conditions, expectations, stereotypes and the status quo, to expand into their greatness – that is what inspires me most. When asked who inspires you… my answer is simplistically complex – 80 teens, 12 advisors, 3 staff […]

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–Expand, in and on Purpose–

–Expand, in and on Purpose– Flash as defined by dictionary.com is a (n.) “a thing that occurs SUDDENLY and within a brief period of time, in particular.” THAT is exactly what I feel the time lapse has been since my last update! The plot has officially been thickened, the characters are developed, the clues all […]

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Counting on Accountability

Counting on Accountability In my time with Playing for Others, I have learned the four As. They are Attitude, Acceptance, Accountability and Action. If you skipped right over the title of this blog, I’ll give you a hint as to which “A” this blog will be about: it rhymes with schmaccountability. Accountability to me has […]

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With compassion and courage, we increase our connection to others.

Spoiler Alert: I don’t look great in this story. No, really. It’s not me at my best – but it’s honest! So, that’s something, right? And more importantly, I learned something vital, something worth sharing. Almost two months ago, I was sitting on the couch at home when a message came through on my phone. […]

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The “Isms” of Life

“Preparation meets opportunity” – an “ism” that two great business owners hailed as the model of success. I find it to be true. It ties in so closely with the most personally challenging, yet most rewarding core value of Playing for Others: Accountability. When writing this second entry, I am reminded of my own room […]

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Live like a giant –

Live like a giant – It’s in between meetings two Saturdays ago, and teens are eating lunch…I’m walking around chatting, and I hear something…I’m thinking someone has a radio on somewhere or is listening to an iPod. But when I listen a little more closely, I’m surprised at their music choice. It’s kind of jazzy-rhythmic-chanting-pop-soulful […]

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Bringing LifeTalks to Life

One of the most valuable parts of getting involved in Playing For Others is the “”LifeTalk”” component. Recently, I sat in on a talk about “”Choosing Stress””. Where does it come from? What is good stress? What is bad stress? Why do we sometimes manufacture it? This was never something that I even talked about […]

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The Little Things

I’m sipping herbal tea while listening to my bandmate’s vulnerable tenor voice being captured over an instrumental we recorded earlier in the week. This is heaven. We’re in Athens, Georgia working with with an engineer/producer we’ve both admired for quite some time (he’s worked on some of our favorite records by some of our biggest […]

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Realizing Gratitude

Realizing Gratitude During the past few weeks, the advisors, Jen, Pam, and Kelsey, have all talked about how we can make gratitude a global entity and not just a PFO core value. Last week, the gratitude I received changed the way I saw myself. Let me backtrack and help you out by setting the stage: […]

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The arts have the power to restore, heal, and connect our community

There is a reason that Arts is the one of the main vehicles that pushes the mission of Playing for Others forward. For most of my life I have been drawn to, consuming or participating in the arts by creating, teaching, administrating and advocating for it. I don’t believe in telling people what art isn’t […]

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Authenticity and vulnerability are strengths.

Authenticity and vulnerability are strengths. In my life I find this statement to be so true. Like so many others I felt like I needed to be in line with what other people thought of me. I went to school and began majoring in Computer Programming because my parents thought it would be best for […]

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The Impact of an Attitude of Gratitude

Hello friends, Wow…so many amazing things going on in our world and PFO is BIG on the list. It’s truly amazing how you never stop learning! PFO has become such a part of our life in Charlotte- being involved with an amazing organization is inspiring and exciting. Having an attitude of gratitude impacts our physical, […]

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The Impact of an Attitude of Gratitude

Hello friends, Wow…so many amazing things going on in our world and PFO is BIG on the list. It’s truly amazing how you never stop learning! PFO has become such a part of our life in Charlotte- being involved with an amazing organization is inspiring and exciting. Having an attitude of gratitude impacts our physical, […]

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Anything is possible

October 27, 2015

Anything is possible, regardless of condition or circumstance.

I’m running around our backyard. The white picket fence surrounds beautifully maintained grass, and I can smell the flowers from the flower garden and see the vegetable garden that is taller than I am. I’m wearing my favorite purple sundress with ice cream cones embroidered on the front. When I put on my purple sundress with the ice cream cones on the front, I can do anything. It is my superhero cape, my magic wand, my go-to outfit. My blonde hair is cut right below my chin, and I have bangs straight across my forehead, courtesy of my Dad and his scissors.
I’m 6 years old, and I have a secret.

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Anything is possible, regardless of condition or circumstance.

October 1, 2015

Anything is possible, regardless of condition or circumstance. I’m running around our backyard. The white picket fence surrounds beautifully maintained grass, and I can smell the flowers from the flower garden and see the vegetable garden that is taller than I am. I’m wearing my favorite purple sundress with ice cream cones embroidered on the […]

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Each and every person is deserving of love and belonging.

September 29, 2015

I started my PFO journey back in 2009 when I applied to be a part of the program as a teen. As a 16 year old, I had no idea what to expect from applying, and had many doubts about whether or not I would even get in – applying to Playing for Others was […]

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One Epic Year

Dear Friends, We really want to share with you what we have had the privilege of becoming recently…We have become part of the PFO family. We surely never had any thought that a place like this could have existed, especially under our very noses in our new home in Charlotte. Throughout the last months of […]

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One Epic Year

Dear Friends, We really want to share with you what we have had the privilege of becoming recently…We have become part of the PFO family. We surely never had any thought that a place like this could have existed, especially under our very noses in our new home in Charlotte. Throughout the last months of […]

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The Many Uses of Art

In PFO, we believe in giving of ourselves selflessly in order to make the world a better place. All of the teens, the staff, and the advisors give to the community around us, not just to help others, but to feel whole as human beings. Over these past few, quick months, I have learned so […]

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Anything is Possible Regardless of Condition or Circumstance

A year and a half ago, I decided to take control of my life and start personal development work through a life coach. I always thought that I was a pretty well rounded person who thought positively, acted intentionally, and lived life with a purpose. But now, I realize that I knew those things, but […]

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How? No – why

At this year’s PFO retreat, Jen Band and I led a session called “Start with the Why.” It was a beast of a session, too. Two hours of material with the full PFO group – 80 teens, 12 adult Advisors, 3 other staff members, and 8 alumni. The purpose of the session was to get […]

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Gratitude In My Life

Out of all of the iterations that the path of my life has taken, the only constant is that I have always wanted to make the greatest possible impact with my time here on earth. Easier said than done, I know. Like many people, I have struggled with trying to answer three major questions: What […]

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Connecting the Dots: A Dream Unfolding

Steve Jobs once said “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.” We often have no idea where a “dot” (I call these situations and experiences) will lead us. That was my case in March of 2009. Dot # 1 – March 2009 I met Playing for Others Founder […]

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Authenticity As Service

I saw a quote on the internet from Danielle La Porte that made me shout out “Yes!” and give wiggly fingers (a PFO tradition that means we support or are excited by what someone has said or done) to! It so clearly has summed up my first two months with Playing For Others: “The bonus […]

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-It’s ONLY Been 2 Months-

September 24, 2015

I am not what I would consider a movie buff, not on the big screen at least. It could just be me, but many of the films that make it to the big screen, all seem to have at least one commonality; the previews give the story away or the highlight reel was the BEST […]

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Dance and you will win!

January 2014, I moved to Charlotte after a huge change in my life. I had just lost my job in Florida and I was going through a divorce as well. I was in a state of depression and not knowing who I was or where I was going. I moved here knowing maybe about 2-3 […]

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Anything is possible.

Hi Journey Group! If you know me at all, you absolutely know that I crave new experiences and love to share them. This year, I have begun new adventures… from beginning a new job, to becoming the first African-American female Publisher in Charlotte, to fulfilling a life-long dream of writing and publishing a book. We […]

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My Attitude of Gratitude

I’m sitting in Rhino Market & Deli struggling to write. I am also hosting an open mic (well, I’m sitting by the P.A. making sure it doesn’t feed back as random people and friends take turns singing and playing guitar: I am loosely orchestrating the event). I might also be keeping an eye on the […]

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Jim Reynolds

September 15, 2015

Action: the requirement for my modality of language to exist. Without it, dance would look and feel like a flipbook of photos, a simple prequel to real moving images. We, by far, are more than pictures and shapes. Our imperfections face forward. Our own breath, a denominator that measures our living existence, is seen, heard, […]

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PFO Annual Retreat in a nutshell

August 18, 2015

79 teens. 17 adults. 10 alumni core volunteers. 4 days. Infinite connections.

And that’s the PFO Annual Retreat in a nutshell! We like to say that PFO is ‘Camp meets Corporate America,’ and that spirit was definitely evident throughout our four days of dance parties, presentations, relay races, workshops, water gun fights, seminars and paint-splattered scavenger hunts.

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A Note from our Staff

July 13, 2015

Where is our summer going?! We just looked up, and somehow, we’re a month away from the Playing for Others Annual Retreat!  There’s much to do, but first – check out what we got up to at Leadership Retreats in June! The PFO staff spent two amazing weeks by the lake with our Committee Co-Chairs, […]

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From the Organization

April 16, 2015

The time has finally come and our PFO roots are firmly planted in the ground. Playing for Others has just moved into it’s first official office! After months of working from home, coffee shops, and restaurants, PFO staff members are all settling in quite nicely into the new routine of having a collective and creative […]

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A Note from our Co-Presidents

In PFO I have learned to step into exactly who I say I am. I have learned to not be afraid of claiming confidence and joy for myself. I deserve to be strong and unique. This conclusion has been made through countless PFO experiences where I have learned about comparisons, accepting or rejecting thoughts, self-care, […]

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Teen Perspective

April 15, 2015

We are through the ’14-’15 PFO year and I wanted to share about my journey, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. PFO has impacted me in so many different aspects of my life thus far. Not only has it given me a lot more friends throughout my journey, it has also provided […]

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Mid Year Review

January 15, 2015

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. This year, as you should know already, I’m a Small Group Leader and I love my Small Group so much. They are so talented and smart and beautiful. They […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. So far it’s been a great year and I’ve been having an amazing time. I love the supportive environment that PFO gives to me and that I get to […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. I have noticed a boost in self confidence and in my overall character since the beginning of my first year in PFO. I treat people with more interest and […]

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Mid Year Review

January 14, 2015

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. My first year as a Small Group Leader has been so great thus far. This is my last year, so it’s sad it’s already half way over. This year […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. I have expanded my comfort zone as a leader this year, and I am extremely grateful for all of the connections I have made this year so far. The […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. It would be important to first know where I started. Some key words that would describe me before PFO would be: shy, cynical, and not a “people” person. When […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. This is my second year in PFO and going into it, I expected my journey throughout the year to be about the same as it was last year. The […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. The biggest thing I have learned in PFO so far is that I can choose to accept or reject my thoughts. I have learned that our thoughts are not […]

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Mid Year Review

Happy holidays! I can’t believe this year has gone by so fast. The first half of the PFO season has been full of self-discovery and new friendships. I was so lucky to have been placed on a committee like Slam Poetry, filled with talented, loving people that taught me not to be afraid of my […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. I’ve been in the organization for 3 years, and it has been transformative. I was shy and unsure of myself when I first joined, but over the years I’ve […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. This is my second year in PFO, and it really has been transformational. I have made so many more connections and really expanded my comfort zone so far this […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. I have had the wonderful opportunity of being exposed to such a welcoming environment, that comfortably allows me to experiment with my comfort zone. This year I have stepped […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. Ever since I walked into the first day of the PFO retreat, I knew this year was going to be great. I felt the excited energy from everyone, and […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. I first wanted to let you know that PFO has impacted me in so many indescribable ways. I was on the Slam Poetry Committee this year and I can […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. I have definitely noticed a change in myself, I’m more social and outgoing. I can talk to people easier and I’m making so many new friends like Nick, Anna, […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share with you the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. This year I’ve learned the true characteristics of being a leader, a leader to me is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. Teenagers are hurting. This whole generation is so consumed by school, relationships, and pleasing their parents that they never have time to focus on themselves. We are often overlooked […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. In the beginning, I was apprehensive about joining PFO. I wasn’t sure about how I would be treated by the people there. Of course, this was mostly due to […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. It has been a great year with PFO. From the retreat and meeting all new people to starting and finishing the Children’s Book. I chose this year to be […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. Since this year is my first year in leadership it has been very different than last year. I feel like I have really grown in my confidence because of […]

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Mid Year Review

“We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. This is my second year in PFO, and my first year serving as a leadership teen. I am chair of the Cookbook Committee, which entails leading a group of […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. This is my third year in PFO and I cannot begin to express what PFO means to me. Try as I might, this year quickly became the typical stressful […]

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Mid Year Review

It’s been half of the PFO season, and it’s been wonderful and transformational for me and all the other teens. With every Lifetalk that we get I have learned a new life lesson to put into my everyday life. With every committee meeting I work harder and harder to get an end product… And with […]

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Mid Year Review

Hey Journey Group! I have had the most transformative experience so far in PFO. If I could share every detail with you I would, however it’s incredibly hard to fully explain PFO. This year I was on Children’s Book Committee, where we got to write a book to be published. Creating our story together and […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me… This year, junior year, PFO has been the biggest stress reliever. It’s a time for me to have fun, but not worry about school or any other troubles going […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. The best thing about PFO so far have been the buddy events. Spending time with Trenton, my buddy, and Tyler, my buddy partner, has been great. Trenton always makes […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. So far this year, I have learned a lot about myself and how to treat other people. Acceptance is key. Accepting yourself, and others. Both can be very challenging. […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. I’m sort of amazed at the transformation that has taken place inside me since the very first day in August. I know that not many people would use the […]

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Mid Year Review

“We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. We started the year with the annual retreat. This year was the first year that it was at Creative Campus downtown, which has made a difference in the retreat […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. This year has been incredible so far. I think the biggest difference from this year and last year for me personally, is that last year I was very focused […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. PFO has impacted me in so many ways, one way is that PFO has taught me what it truly means to take life one day at a time. A […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. I have already seen an awesome change in myself from this amazing program. At the beginning of the retreat I was very nervous. I had already met with my […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. So far PFO has taught me the 5 love languages. I discovered that my love languages are touch and acts of service. I also learned not to let my […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. PFO has impacted me in so many ways. It has shown me to be accountable for myself at all times, they have taught me how to be vulnerable, they […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. This year in PFO has been amazing! I have made so many new friends and grown really close to the other SGL’s. It has been a year full of […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. If I had to sum it up in one word, it’d be amazing, but I’ll just go ahead and give you the details. Through all of the buddy events […]

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Mid Year Review

We are halfway through the PFO year and I wanted to share about the journey so far, what I’ve learned, and how PFO has impacted me. First off, I’ve made so many new friends. This is my second year in PFO, which means plenty of new and old teens that I still have the wonderful […]

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