Eighth Committee Meeting

December 8, 2014

Hey Journey Group! Today was our final committee meeting, but it didn’t end sadly. The Lifetalk topic this week was Always Be Celebrating! We celebrated all of our past Lifetalks through short performances and it was very amazing to see how the teens chose to perform the different Lifetalks, especially mine! Then, we shared a […]

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Mid Year Reflection

Dear Journey Group, 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 I served on the Photography Committee. Over the course of a few months, we took pictures that represent different non-profits that we got to […]

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Eighth Committee Meeting

On Saturday we had our last committee meeting. In Photography Committee, we wrapped up our book that we have been working on. We talked about what photos we want to use for our chapter that will represent our non-profit organization. I am really glad I got to be part of Photography Committee this year. I […]

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Mid Year Reflection

Dear Journey Group, 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, I have written and performed a slam poetry piece in honor of Hinds’ Feet Farm, a nonprofit that advocates for victims of traumatic brain […]

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Eighth Committee Meeting

Today was our last committee meeting. We all had to write poems that answered the question, “Who am I?” Everyone shared their poems after a feast of cookies and cupcakes. I was blown away by everyone’s talent. I felt so connected to everybody in Slam. I’m sad that this wonderful experience has come to a […]

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Mid Year Reflection

Dear Journey Group, 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 already feel like I am more confident and happier with who I am than I ever have been. The people in PFO have created a […]

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Eighth Committee Meeting

Hello Journey Group! Saturday was an amazing and eventful day for Playing for Others! We had our last committee meeting, which is sad, but I am so happy to have gotten to hang out with such amazing people! I love Anthology! Saturday night was Partying for Others (aka the Winter Ball). It was absolutely fantastic. […]

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Mid Year Reflection

Dear Journey Group, 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 discovered a multitude of life changing gifts I have within me. Stepping up to the plate by joining leadership was by far the greatest […]

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Eighth Committee Meeting

Today was sadly the last committee meeting. A bittersweet ending to a great start of the PFO year, as Sonia Vasconcellos, one of the PFO co-presidents said, “the closing of committee doors opens the ones to the arts experience.” My committee has been outstanding this past season. We have made PFO history, we’ve taken the […]

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Mid Year Reflection

Dear Journey Group, 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. Coming into PFO I was not as self confident as I wanted to be. It was a big step for me to commit to PFO being […]

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Eighth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Saturday was our last committee meeting and it went really well. Although it’s our last Saturday for all of us to connect as a group, I think that we still will keep a close bond. They are all so caring and kind and I love every one of them! Although I’m sad […]

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Mid Year Reflection

Dear Journey Group, 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. There are no words to effectively communicate how grateful I am that I was able to find and join Playing for Others. Never before has anything […]

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Eighth Committee Meeting

Saturday marked the end of committee meetings. It’s hard to believe that time has passed so quickly, but the calendar is there to show the evidence. I’ve had so much fun working on the Cookbook. My committee was filled with such incredible, supportive people, and I am so grateful that I got the chance to […]

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Mid Year Reflection

Dear Journey Group, 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. Joining PFO last year was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. As I made my way through my first year, […]

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Eighth Committee Meeting

Last night, we had our annual Winter Ball, or, Partying for Others. I showed up at the door and was super excited. When I walked in there were people everywhere, and loud music was blasting through the building. As I made my way over to where the crowd was, I met many cool people, and […]

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Mid Year Reflection

Dear Journey Group, We are halfway through the PFO year, so I want to share my journey thus far, what I have learned, and how PFO has impacted me. Finishing off my first half of the PFO year with the Photography Committee was such a blast and such a great experience. Even though we were […]

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Eighth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Today was the very last committee meeting of the year and my last committee meeting ever, which made it all very bittersweet. In my committee’s last committee meeting we all went through what will become the final product of the Changing Charlotte book! It was so amazing seeing everyone’s final products in […]

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Mid Year Reflection

Dear Journey Group, 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. Many things have happened thus far this year that I was told were going to happen. I have gained new friends, created art that I thought […]

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Eighth Committee Meeting

Saturday consisted mainly of dance parties. Our committee had finished all of our work last week, so Julian and Anna decided that we would have a dance party, with potato chips, candy, and pretzels. It was a ton of fun. After that we had the ‘Anti-Lifetalk’ which was us remembering all of the previous Lifetalks, […]

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Mid Year Reflection

Dear Journey Group, 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 that PFO has taught me this year is the significance of presence. I have always been a worrier— worrying about grades. Friends. College. […]

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Eighth Committee Meeting

We recently had the PFO Partying for Others! It was such a blast. Before the dance I went out to dinner with my friends, both in and outside of PFO. Then we headed over and started the party. Partying for Others is a great place to get to know people and really see PFO in […]

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Mid Year Reflection

Dear Journey Group, 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 been probably one of the best and most amazing experiences in my entire life. It’s taught me to be 100% myself and not to […]

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Eighth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Yesterday was, unfortunately, the last committee meeting of this year. However, the ending of this experience opens up the beginning of the Arts Experience! Yesterday was one of the most fun committee meetings of all, and I am so glad I have gotten to be with such amazing people as the Children’s […]

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Mid Year Reflection

Dear Journey Group, 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 PFO year, so far, has been a year unlike any other. I have grown in ways much different than before and truly have become an […]

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Eighth Committee Meeting

Hey, Journey Group! Today was, sadly, our last Committee Meeting of the year. During our final meeting, my committee celebrated our committee year with food, bonding, and a final open mic. As I mentioned in a blog during the annual retreat at the beginning of the year, during the first committee meeting the Slam Committee […]

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Mid Year Reflection

Dear Journey Group, 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! Bare with me as this is a longer post! I’ve grown so much already, and am amazed as I continue to grow each and everyday in […]

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Eighth Committee Meeting

Today was a big day for PFO! It was our last Committee Meeting and Lifetalk, and let me just start off by saying that I’m going to miss seeing my committee every Saturday morning! It’s something that has gotten me through the long school week, but I know that my committee is always there for […]

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Mid Year Reflection

Dear Journey Group, 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. Throughout these past few months I have learned so much about myself and how to treat others along with many other valuable skills. Throughout this half […]

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Eighth Committee Meeting

December 7, 2014

Hello Journey Group! This week we had our last committee meetings and I was kind of sad going into it because it meant no more Cookbook or PFO for a while. But once I got to the Creative Campus and saw everyone and started all the funtivities in the committee meeting, including throwing pies at […]

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Mid Year Reflection

Dear Journey Group, 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. As a new teen, I was really nervous at the beginning of this year. I knew I would soon be surrounded by people that were filled […]

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Eighth Committee Meeting

Hello wonderful Journey Group! Yesterday we had our LAST committee meeting of the season. As I have mentioned, I am on the Anthology Committee this year. I have enjoyed my committee so much, and we grew so close throughout the committee season. I can only imagine how emotional the last committee meeting was for all […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

December 5, 2014

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make the committee meeting and buddy event this weekend because I went out of town. However, Libby, my buddy partner, let me know everything that they did at the buddy event. She told me our buddy, Yasmin, and her read books at ImaginOn, looked at art, and played on interactive […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey, Journey Group! Today was a big day for PFO! We had our Thunder Road 5K walk for Taylor’s Tale, a committee meeting, Lifetalk, and a buddy event! Sadly, my buddy couldn’t make it today, but I had fun with Ethan who is another buddy. This morning was one of the best mornings of my […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! I just want to start off by saying I’m so grateful for each and every one of you. You guys are so supportive and it truly means a lot to me. Today in PFO we talked about living in fear, doubt, and worry. In my 1st year of PFO we did a […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

This weekend was the Thunder Road 5k, I had the opportunity to guide Kirsten who was blindfolded. We walked the race in support of Taylor’s Tale, blindfolded. The blindfold was used to simulate one of the symptoms of Battens disease; a rare disease that Taylor was diagnosed with. I think we made a huge impact […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Today was our second to last committee meeting, but unfortunately I was unable to attend because I was sick, but I still was able to see on social media what PFO was up to! Before the meeting, everyone met up to cheer on our runners in the Thunder Road 5K race, all […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hello there Journey Group! I can’t believe that I’m almost through with committee meetings this year. It’s gone by so fast already, but we are finally getting ready to send our photography book off to the publisher. It’s amazing to think about all of the work we’ve done this year, is almost done! We worked […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Today we had a Buddy Event at Imaginon which is a children’s theater, and library. It has lots of interactive stuff for kids. My buddy partner, Lillian, wasnt there today so it was just me and Trenton. I was a little bit scared at first, but almost immediately we started going around […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Even though this is only my first year of PFO, I feel like I’ve been here forever. It’s amazing how loving and welcoming this group is, and I am so glad that I am part of it. Today we had a Buddy Event and got to hang out at ImaginOn, it was great to see […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

So today I was reflecting on what an amazing opportunity PFO is and what a blessing it is for me to be able to be a part of it. I have learned so many skills, thus far in my PFO journey and I feel like it’s only just begun! I’ve learned how to approach situations […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hello wonderful Journey Group! As I am sure you have noticed, this November PFO is focusing on giving gratitude! So I thought I would talk to you all about how grateful I am for my buddy, Kyra. This Saturday was the ImaginOn buddy event. I was sitting there playing board games with Ky and Grace, […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey there Journey Group! I hope you’re having a good November! Today we had a short committee meeting, and we’re essentially done with our Anthology book! We’ve all turned in our stories, we’re just waiting for a few details and touches to be added and the final publication of the book! After our committee meeting, […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey there, awesome person reading this! Today in Anthology, we had our second to last committee meeting. The fact that we have accomplished making the innards of our book in such a short amount of time is mind-blowing to me. We have created PFO history this year, and I couldn’t have asked for a better […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Today was an amazing day for PFO. Before the committee meeting started, I was able to go to the Thunder Road 5K, and cheer on those in PFO that were participating. As an organization, we were able to support another Non-Profit called Taylor’s Tale. Many members of PFO were tethered to an […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hello hello Journey Group!! I hope all is well and that this week has been as fantabulous as you! Today we had another buddy event at ImaginOn! This event was by far one of the most fun events we’ve had so far!! Mary and her siblings all really enjoyed themselves and so did Julianne and […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Why hello, Journey Group! Today was a big day for me and PFO. We started the day off freezing and walking in the Thunder Road Race. It was amazing to see PFO come together all in purple to support a non profit in Charlotte called Taylor’s Tale. It was amazing to be apart of something […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hi Journey Group! We had an awesome time today at our buddy event! We went to ImaginOn for today’s event. Arianna, my buddy, came today and I loved getting to spend time with her and my buddy partner. We were able to explore ImaginOn, then we stopped to play games and talk. We played Jenga, […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Today was a very special day for PFO. We walked the Thunder Road 5k in pairs. One of us was blindfolded to honor the NPO Taylor’s Tale. Taylor is a girl who was diagnosed with Battons Disease. In 2008, she ran the 5k almost blind. We wanted to honor her and this special cause. It […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

This weekend was our November Buddy Event and it was crazy fun! I felt like my buddy and I finally connected. Since the beginning, Gracie has been so sweet, but I could never tell if she really wanted to be with us. But this past weekend was definitely a blast. Gracie always, always, always likes […]

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Teen Perspective: “Even if my best is not “perfect”, it is still my best.”

December 3, 2014

Hey Journey Group! PFO is moving at a super fast pace since my committee, Slam Poetry, is performing our pieces for our non-profits on November 6th, which is only a month away! For the past few committee meetings, we’ve been perfecting our poems, working through writer’s block, and getting our poems memorized. Yesterday, someone in […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

December 2, 2014

Hey Journey Group! This past weekend was full of PFO. Early morning Saturday, we cheered on runners in the Thunder Road race, had committee meetings, and a buddy event at ImaginOn. At the Buddy Event, I felt like I finally connected with Amelia, my buddy. Alex, my buddy partner, and I had a great time […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! I had an amazing time with Avery on Saturday. The buddy event was held at ImaginOn in uptown Charlotte, and it was a blast. I always thoroughly enjoy my time with Avery, and my partner Grace. All three of us get along so well and we can really just play with each […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Yesterday was really fun. We had a committee meeting and a buddy event. I especially enjoyed the buddy event at ImaginOn. When we first got there we went to a music station and Belle played a few instruments and she seemed to really enjoy it. Later in the event my buddy partner […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Today was great! There were tons of things to do, from running the Thunder Road 5K, to buddy events. Early in the morning some teens went out and walked the Thunder road 5k blindfolded in honor of Taylor’s Tale, a non-profit PFO honored last year. Then we went to a committee meeting. […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Today at PFO we stood outside uptown cheering on the runners. I’m proud of the PFO teens and staff who went up there and walked the marathon blindfolded with all the rest of the runners. It was really cold outside that day, and I can’t complain because a lot of people were running in the […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

This past weekend, I went to the Playing for Others buddy event at ImaginOn! My buddy partner Louisa couldn’t make it, but I got to spend tons of time with my buddy Yasmin. Each time I see her, I grow even more and more amazed by her grace, curiosity, interst, and open mindedness. She is […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

I always love when my day is filled with PFO. We had a great Lifetalk about fears, and how by releasing them we’re able to reach the “path of possibility”. It really helped me put my fears in check and rationalize them, which makes them less daunting. Then, we had a Buddy Event, which was […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

December 1, 2014

Hey Journey Group! Yesterday was filled with events, such as the Thunder Road 5k, a committee meeting, and a buddy event! I want to tell you all about the 5k race. PFO was honoring another non-profit called Taylor’s Tale, who is raising awareness and trying to find a cure to Battens Disease. About 15 adults […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Yesterday was the day Winter got to show and demo to everyone our recipe after the committee meeting! I was really excited to show our dish, but nervous as well. We did one of my recipes: a dill and cucumber salad. During the committee meeting, the Winter section practiced our demo. The […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hola Journey Group! On Saturday we had another awesome buddy event! This buddy event was held at ImaginOn, a library for learning and playing. We started off the event in the library section at the play stations they had set up. It had little things to do and they taught you at the same time. […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! It’s me again and wow, I am so lucky to have such a great committee. This past week we worked on our biographies for the book. It wasn’t hard to write about ourselves. I am looking forward for everyone to be able to see what great work the Children’s Book Committee has […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hello Journey Group! Today was another amazing PFO day. We had the Thunder Road 5K, a committee meeting, Lifetalk, and a buddy event. It was such a crazy awesome day and when I look back on days like today, I always feel such deep gratitude for the opportunities PFO has given me. But anyway, what […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Niyah here, and I wanted to share my amazing Saturday with you guys. So this past Saturday was filled with fun and many opportunities to make a difference in our community. For example, we were able to participate in the Thunder Road Race. We had teens walk the marathon tethered to adults […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

I had another chance to have some fun with Zoe today. It was the ImaginOn buddy event, and I was so excited to explore the fantastic library with my buddy. We played Jenga, had a spirited game of hide and seek, and drew pictures on a computer. Zoe loved hanging out with us and her […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

This week, we had our ImaginOn buddy event. I was so looking forward to seeing Martha again, and, as always, I was not disappointed. This event was a ton of fun because we just got to mill around and play. Megan, Martha, and I ended up playing a game of Twister. We were soon joined […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

This weekend we had our ImaginOn buddy event! It was so fun seeing Caitlyn and Meg again. There were so many fun activities to do and many places to explore. We even read a few books. My buddy really brings out the inner child in me and I love being around her. I can’t wait […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey, Journey Group! Today was a day jam-packed with PFO. I started out the morning by cheering on some fellow PFOers and many strangers as they ran the Thunder Road race. PFO walked the 5k blindfolded in honor of Taylor’s Tale, one of last year’s non-profit honorees! After cheering, we went straight to committee meetings […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

November 26, 2014

Today’s buddy event was at ImaginOn. Nick, Jonathan and I played games such as Jenga, and Hide-n-Go-Seek. We also got to participate in a huge game of telephone which I thought was really cool! Jonathan loved using the elevator and going on the bus. We also got to go on the computer and play with […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hello Journey Group! Today we had our Imaginon buddy event. Out of all of the great buddy events that we’ve had this year, I think that this one might’ve been the best yet! When Brian got there, he was so happy and excited, and he couldn’t stop smiling and laughing. We began by exploring Imaginon […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! This Saturday we had our buddy event at ImaginOn. My buddy and I played video games, we played on a bicycle that made light bulbs light up depending on how fast you pedaled, and we played an intense game of Jenga. What I love most about my buddy is his ability to […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey there Journey Group! This Saturday I got to cheer for all of the PFO teens and adults walking the Thunder road 5k. They were paired up, and the adult was blind folded. We were helping Taylor’s Tale, a non-profit that helps fight Batten disease. Taylor was diagnosed with Batten’s and eventually lost her eyesight. […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! We had the ImaginOn buddy event this weekend! It went so great. My buddy and Celia and I explored all of it. My buddy’s open mindness and positivity really inspires me. I am so grateful for her. I can’t wait for the next buddy event. Thanks journey group!

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hi Journey Group! Today was a fantastic day packed full of PFO! I started out the day by walking the Thunder Road 5K, leading a blindfolded adult to raise awareness for Taylor’s Tale, a nonprofit PFO honored last year. Then, we went straight into our seventh committee meeting accompanied by a Lifetalk on “Worry, Doubt, […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hi Journey Group! I’m so bummed I had to miss PFO again this week. I was in New York City with my friend for her birthday! I’m also bummed I had to miss the buddy event and not getting to see my friend Trenton. I bought him a cool hat in New York though, I […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

What’s the word, Journey Group? I’d have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed myself at this weekend’s Buddy Event. I haven’t seen my buddy, Owen, in a really long time and it was so nice to see him again. We had a lot of fun going all over the place and playing games. We took […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Yesterday PFO was bursting with festivities. Unfortunatley I wasn’t able to make it to the Thunder Road race or the committee meeting, because I felt ill. BUT, I made it to the buddy event at Imaginon and it was an outstanding hour and a half of my life. Sadly, my buddy couldn’t make it, but […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

What a super cool weekend filled with PFO! The committee meeting was pretty sweet, we discussed our performance at the Connecting Charlotte event (which might I add was cool as heck). But my favorite part of the day was the buddy event. Jonathan decided to skip his championship soccer game to come to the PFO […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hello Journey Group! I hope all is well in your lives. This week we had another committee meeting, which was interesting, as always. We are each working on another “Who Am I” piece. This is always difficult for me, but nonetheless my favorite type of piece to write. After the committee meeting we had a […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Dear Journey Group! So the Thunder Road race was today, and PFO walked it decked in purple to honor Taylor’s Tale, a non-profit that raises money for research for rare diseases in honor of Taylor who was diagnosed with Batten’s disease causing her to go blind. Anyway, half of PFO was going to walk blindfolded, […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hello Journey Group! Today we had a committee meeting, buddy event, and the big Thunder Road Race! It was a big day for PFO and I felt so honored to have participated in walking the 5k for Taylor’s Tale. For those of you who don’t know, Taylor is a very good friend of PFO who […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! This was another big PFO weekend! This Saturday we had the big Thunder Road Race to support Taylor’s Tale, the 7th committee meeting, and our ImaginOn buddy event! The Thunder Road 5k was the highlight of my day as I was able to guide my partner, Ruth, who was blindfolded, in a […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Today at PFO was our second to last committee meeting, and it was so much fun! Everyone was dressed in purple because they participated in the 5k for Taylor’s Tale. We also decorated what our anthology book will look like, and there will be a surprise with that later! In the big room we had […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

It was suggested that I write a blog about someone that I was grateful for, because I was not there on Saturday. I realized that there are many people that I would love to tell, but my cousin Victoria wins. I had never spoken to Victoria prior to Saturday evening at my grandmother’s birthday party. […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Today was a busy day in PFO. Early this morning I participated in the Thunder Road 5k by cheering on the hard working, dedicated runners doing the 5k run. We also cheered and fully supported Taylor’s sister who was running the half-marathon. Even though it was really cold, I truly enjoyed seeing […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hello Journey Group! I just wanted to blog about my growth this year in PFO. I can’t even image trying to squish everything I have to say into one blog so I’ll focus on my growth specifically within my committee, as a photographer. I have always planned on taking photography in High School, however getting […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Today was a very exciting day for PFO, as well one of our long-standing non-profit honorees, Taylor’s Tale. Just before 8am, we suited up in all purple to join the starting line of the Thunder Road 5K in uptown. I walked tethered to an incredible adult, Pam, who wore a blind-fold in honor of Taylor […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Yesterday I did my Lifetalk on fear, doubt, and worry. Now normally performing in front of people is not a nerve-wracking thing for me. I’ve done musical theatre for as long as I can remember and never really got nervous beforehand. Yet for some reason, and I have noticed this in other situations, when I […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Today was so good. All the feels man. The anthology book is done so we have two days to just chill and be a committee. It was really nice to actually stay together and connect with each other. The group did “Rose, Bud, and Thorn” for the first part of the day and the other […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey Journey group! Last week I was feeling really down on myself. I felt insecure going into my committee meeting, fearing that people wouldn’t want to talk to me and I would feel invisible. However, when I actually got in to the committee meeting, people in my committee immediately pulled me into conversation and payed […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! It’s been awhile and a lot has happened since I last checked in. I got to perform my poem at Connecting Charlotte and it went amazing! I’m so glad I experienced that process. Saturday was my last commitee meeting since I won’t be in town next week, and we were asked to […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! This weekend of PFO has been super busy! On Saturday I was given the oppurtunity to walk the Thunder Road 5k. A group of PFO teens and adults trained several weeks to be able to walk the 5k with the teen connected with an adult that was blindfolded. I was paired with […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

This Saturday we had our Thunder Road event! Even though I didn’t run, I still got to cheer on everyone and it was SO COLD! It was totally worth it though. After that we had our second to last comittee meeting. Then we went to ImaginOn and had our 3rd buddy event! It was so […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Yesterday was a HUGE day for PFO. We started out the day walking the Thunder Road 5k in honor of Taylor’s Tale. We then went to our second to last committee meeting and had an amazing Lifetalk by Jackie and SCT. Right after that, we had our awesome ImaginOn buddy event. To say the least, […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group!! Yesterday I went to another committee meeting and attended another buddy event with Thomas and Caleb. I can’t believe our committees are winding down already! I think this past meeting was the second to last! Our Anthology book is going to be published soon so my committee is really rushing to get […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Yesterday was our second-to-last committee meeting, as well as being our November buddy event, and it was so incredibly amazing and fun! We went to ImaginON and it was such an incredibly fun experience. Amelia, Sarah Campbell and I were immediately drawn to the iPad with the creative and interactive stories on […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hello Journey Group! This week we ran the Thunder Road 5k in honor of Taylor’s Tale and I was one of the participants. To spread our image, teens were each paired with one adult who would be blindfolded and then they were tethered together. I got to guide Alphie, for the past few weeks we […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hi there Journey Group! Today was the Thunder Road 5k and I was a participant. As some of you know last year I wrote a poem for another nonprofit called Taylor’s Tale. They research rare disease and one of the founders runs half marathons blind folded. So today we walked the 5k guiding some who […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

November 24, 2014

Today I got to see the amazing, the terrific, the fantastic, one and only Brian, who is my buddy and who I have missed so much. Me and Sammy (my buddy partner) agreed that it had been too long since we saw our little angel. Today our buddy event was at Imaginon and me and […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hello Journey Group! Today my buddy, Annabelle, and my buddy partner, Carlisle and I had such a fun time at Imaginon. A moment that I had with my buddy last year that really touched me was one where we were playing a very “childish” game. This happened again this buddy event, and I forgot what […]

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Seventh Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Today was a super fun day! We had our committee meeting and worked on our artist statements, had a great Lifetalk, then went to the ImaginOn buddy event! This has for sure been my favorite buddy event so far. My buddy partner Sonia and I got to spend the hour with Lexi […]

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