Sixth Committee Meeting

November 24, 2014

This week I LOVED the Lifetalk. I am so excited about the gratitude campaign. I am really excited to get started. Also yesterday I had an amazing arts workshop. We did scarf making! It was SO much fun! My scarf turned out to be good, I fan folded mine. I decided to use earthy tones. […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Today in PFO, we had our sixth committee meeting, and our 3rd and final arts workshop. In our committee meeting, we reviewed the pictures we took and we talked about captioning our photos. Because we only have a few more weeks of committee meetings, today we had to pick only 5 pictures out of 25 […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey, Journey Group! Today we had a committee meeting, arts experience workshop, and Lifetalk! It was a big day, and not to mention that it was my 16th birthday! The love and support I received from my PFO family was incredible! Jen even went out of her way to get me balloons and a card, […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group this weekend I was unable to go to committee meetings because I was taking the ACT. I told my small group and they were sad, but so supportive at the same time. They sent me good luck text messages before the test and right after committee meeting they asked how it went. […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

I hope that everyone’s Hollows Eve went well, I know mine did. This week in PFO we had a workshop with guest star, Chryssie Whitehead, the Broadway performer. I am going to have to go back and find pieces of my scattered brain, it was so mind blowing. Chryssie had an amazingly open and uplifting […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Today was truly a day of massive growth and vulnerability and I loved every minute of it. The musical theater, children’s theater, and dance experiences had the amazing privilege to do a workshop with Chrissy Whitehead! Chrissy has been in movies, on Broadway, and a teacher of the arts. She guided us through some foundations […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

PFO continues to amaze me. This week I really feel like my committee came together more. Through the past few committee meetings I feel like I have been in a safe place, but now I feel like I don’t have to try and fit in with all of them, I can honestly be 100% myself […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! I hope you had an awesome Halloween 🙂 We had committee meetings today and it was really relaxing actually. We weren’t rushing through interviews or writing. We just sat in a circle, and we talked about the randomest things. We all just bonded together and ate candy. We started the Gratitude Campaign […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

After committee meetings, we had a group arts workshop for dance. We had a guest instructor, Chryssie Whitehead, who had such a positive attitude and inviting personality. It was so exhilarating to work with her, and I took away so much. Chryssie’s teaching style is very hands-on and extremely enjoyable. Something that she said really […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hello Journey Group! I hope everything’s alright for you guys!! Last Saturday in PFO an actress by the name of Chryssie Whitehead came to talk to the musical theatre, dance, and children’s theatre. She had so much good advice and genuinely brought such a good energy to the room. Her visit genuinely left me rethinking […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hi Journey Group! This past Saturday I had an awesome time! We had Crissy Whitehead, who has performed on Broadway and several movies, come do a movement workshop with us. It was both great fun, and uplifting to hear her teach. We not only did movement and dance, but she spoke a lot about how […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hi Journey Group! I had an amazing time this past Saturday. A Broadway performer, Chrissy Whitehead came and directed a movement workshop. It was really great to work with her. We were able to dance and move around. We focused a lot on how to confidently hold ourselves, not just while dancing, but when interacting […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Happy November Journey Group! Today we had a workshop on movement from a special guest. We learned choreography from A Chorus Line and learned a couple dance moves. It was so cool because I had never done something like this before. I have always loved to dance, but my version of dancing was thrashing my […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

HEY Journey Group! This weekend I was super bummed because I missed PFO! I wasn’t feeling great after Halloween, and so I stayed home sick. I was really sad that I had to miss out, but I definitely needed the rest! In committee meetings, they talked about artist statements, and I heard arts workshop was […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Today, we had our 6th committee meeting and another arts experience workshop. During Slam’s meeting we worked on emotion during poems. Jen compared it to an emotional car ride with bumps and turns and steep drops. I feel much more prepared after showing my poem to various Small Group Leaders and getting […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Due to my maternal grandfather celebrating his 90th birthday, I was not able to make it to the committee meeting. So instead of giving the usual run-down on how my friends continue to amaze me, I just wanted to tell someone that I am grateful for them. Mom, I don’t know how […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! In the midst of college applications and such, I’ve been writing about PFO a ton, and it’s made me realize the power of PFO. The constant reflection has put a spotlight on what it means to be a member of PFO. I’ve gone through high school surrounded by an incredible support system […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

November 21, 2014

Hey Journey Group! This Saturday at PFO was all around great! The countdown to the Connection Charlotte showcase is on! The exercises we did really help me gain confidence in my poem. Then we did a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful silk scarf workshop. This activity really helped me bond with my Visual Art Girls. This weekend […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hi Journey Group! This meeting, we finalized the instructions and ingredients on our recipes for the cookbook. I think it’s going to turn out great this year! The Summer section demoed a blueberry salsa for the committee and the whole PFO group! I got a taste of it and it was delicious. After committees, we […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hello wonderful Journey Group! Today I’m going to tell you about a person from PFO that I am grateful for, Caleb. I am grateful for Caleb, because he was one of the reasons I joined PFO. When I first met him at the dinner, he came up to me, shook my hand, and introduced himself. […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hello Journey Group! I had another great day at PFO. One of the projects we have been doing as an organization is training for Charlotte’s Thunder Road 5K to run in honor of a fellow non-profit, Taylors Tale (http://taylorstale.org). Taylors Tale was founded by the King family and was created after their daughter, Taylor, was […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group, Niyah here and this was our sixth committee this Saturday. I just wanted to thank you and let you know how much I appreciate you following me on this journey and being apart of my Journey Group, Thanks, and with that being said I would like to share a little with you […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Today we had a visual arts workshop. We learned how to make silk scarves by folding pieces of silk and then painting them. When the scarves were unfolded, dried, and ironed, beautiful patterns emerged on all of the scarves. It was so interesting to work in a new medium. I’m so grateful that I had […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

We just had a very special arts workshop. Chryssie Whitehead came and worked with musical theatre, children’s show, and dance all together. One thing Chryssie talked a lot about was the reality of thoughts. She said that thoughts are just ‘poofs’ and can’t hurt you unless put into action. She made sure to emphasize that […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Recently, we here at PFO have been focusing on having attitudes of gratitude. I personally am grateful for the whole program of PFO and how it has helped me to grow. Before I got involved with PFO, I was really quiet, kept to myself, and honestly didn’t care too much about people I didn’t know […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Today I want to talk about someone I’m grateful for, my mom. She is very caring and always puts people ahead of her. This past week I have been under a lot of stress and she has been constantly been motivating me, and helping me get through it. She always has such […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey, Journey Group! Today we had a committee meeting and a movement workshop afterwards. During the movement workshop, we learned a bit of choreography from “A Chorus Line” along with other high-energy movements and dances. Before the workshop, I was really tired, preoccupied and stressed out over the things I needed to before the end […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

It makes me so sad to think that we only have two more committee meetings left! I look forward to attending these each and every week. They are such a great pick-me-up after a long week of school and stress. Today we had our third arts workshop, where we had a guest speaker/leader. Her name […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

The theme for today was Halloween. I wore my “Caution: Children At Play” sign because I was able to go trick-or-treating last night with my buddy Jonathan! I had such a blast last night! Today in Anthology we edited our stories and created our biographies for the book, I am so excited to see the […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hi Journey Group! Committee meetings are coming so close to the end, and it’s so cool to see our cookbook finally come together. We have started editing the final recipes, and by the next committee meeting, we should have a rough draft of what it’ll look like! For this week’s arts experience, Dance, Children’s Theater, […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! This week in committee meetings we wrote a biography about the main character in our book. It was a nice change in the way we had been writing. We were all split up into groups, each group working on a different biography. My group got the main character, Jade. We wrote the […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hello again Journey Group! I can’t believe it’s already November! Today after our committee meeting, we had a movement workshop with the lovely Chryssie Whitehead. It was unlike any dance experience that I’ve had before. Chryssie was so energetic, encouraging, and wanted our best, whether that was good dancing or not. The first thing she […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! This week we had more arts workshops! Dance, Musical Theatre, and Children’s Theatre were a together this time. Chryssie Whitehead came and did a workshop with us. She was so cool and talked to us about being ourselves and working it. We did some dance routines and as someone who is not […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Today was our sixth committee meeting and we also had an arts workshop! When I came to the meeting, I was so excited and hype for the approaching arts workshop. I was so excited to do some more paper mâché this week, but instead, we had a collaborative workshop with Musical Theatre […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hi Journey Group. I wasn’t able to go to my committee meeting yesterday because the Myers park tennis team made it to the state finals which was in Greensboro. We spent the night in a hotel and our match was at 12 the next day. PFO has really impacted my role on the team as […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hello Journey Group! I wasn’t able to come to the meeting because I was at my aunt Amy and uncle Ron’s house for the weekend. It was super fun and great but I still felt like I had missed out on PFO. Everyday PFO changes the way I think. Without it I would not know […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

How ya coming, Journey Group? I unfortunately wasn’t able to make this week’s committee meeting, due to the fact that I was very ill, and am still recovering. I know that I have a lot of work to do to catch up to the rest of my team, and I have actually completed a few […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! I was away during this week’s committee meeting, but even still I had a busy PFO weekend! Sunday night I was a server at one of our Gratitude Dinners. Gratitude Dinners are where we invite people from around Charlotte to come listen to what PFO is all about and have a five-course […]

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Photography Committee: Growing Together

This year in photography we’ve really focused on the teens and their pictures. Each teen was assigned a nonprofit, and their job is to take several meaningful photos that represent the nonprofit and tell their stories. These photos will be placed along side each nonprofit’s story and slam piece. For every nonprofit, the committee came […]

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Slam Committee: “We are all in a different place now than when we started”.

November 20, 2014

Hello! I’m Cole, one of the co-chairs of the slam poetry committee, partnered up with fellow co-chair Lucy and our advisor Eddie. Our committee, composed of 12 members, has worked this year to create original slam pieces for our 12 non-profit honorees, and we performed them at an event, Connecting Charlotte, on November 6th, 2014. […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

November 18, 2014

Today at PFO we did a movement workshop with Broadway seasoned actress, Chryssie Whitehead. Not only did she teach some fun dance moves she also taught us a very powerful life lesson. She told us that even though we think about what people say about us, it can’t hurt us. She also taught us to […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Today I’m going to be talking about someone I’m grateful for in PFO. Right now, I’m in Childrens Book committee and my co-chairs are AJ and Juliana. Both AJ and Juliana are some of the coolest people I know and working with them has been a dream. While working,the dynamic duo will […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Nov. 6th is just 2 days away, the big night for the Slam Poets! Last committee meeting, we spent the whole time rehearsing our poems in front of everyone to really tone our performing skills. We had help from Jen and the Small Group Leaders, and their feedback really set us in […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Unfortunately, I was not able to go to PFO today for personal reason. Whilst PFO was happening, I was able to work on my Honors College essay for Arizona State. The focus of my essay was intellectual identity. Near the end of my essay I was thinking about Jen’s Ted Talk she […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Happy Halloween Journey Group! Today at committee meeting all the Small Group Leaders got to listen to and critique the poems of the Slam Poetry Committee. I wasn’t sure how helpful I would be, because I’ve never been that good of a writer, but surprisingly I did find things that I could help them with. […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey there journey group! This past Saturday may have been my favorite Saturday with PFO yet. After committee meetings, some of the arts experiences had a very special guest come and do a workshop with the teens. Chryssie Whitehead is so talented and inspiring and I learned so much about being aware of body language […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Saturday was our 3rd Arts Experience Workshop. I thought it was so much fun! We had a lady come in and show us how to make patterned scarves. Because we have limited space in the visual arts room, we had to work in pairs, making the whole activity a lot more fun. […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Today in PFO we had an arts workshop where normally everyone in PFO went with their advisors and did a workshop to do with their arts experience such as Musical Theater, Children’s Theater, Dance or Visual Art. However today Dance, Musical Theater and Children’s Theater all combined for a special workshop with Chryssie Whitehead. Chryssie […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

So today at PFO we had another committee meeting, but today wasn’t like any other committee meeting because Thursday is the big day. We rehearsed one-on-one with one or two of the Small Group Leaders, so they could hear our poem and give us feedback to how to improve our poems. We did that a […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Ello journey group! Hope everything is going great. I just wanted to keep you guys updated on the progress of my committee so far! As you know, we have been writing and illustrating a children’s book. This past week we finished gathering a lot of our ideas and started piecing together the final product. It’s […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Today, we had a guest come in and teach an arts workshop,Chryssie Whitehead. She was so enthusiastic and full of energy, her passion was totally visible and contagious. I’ve never considered myself to be a dancer, expecially not with a group of people, but somehow Chryssie transformed a group of at least 50 teens into […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hi Jounrey Group! This Saturday we had another Arts Workshop, and I was so excited to attend! We were visited by Chrisse Whitehead, a Broadway performer. Our workshop was combined with Dance, Childrens Book, and Musical Theatre, so it definitely was something different! When I first heard a person that important was coming to visit […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Today was so incredibly much fun, and everything was absolutely wonderful. The Lifetalk today was about the science of gratitude, and what it means to give and receive it. After playing an amazingly fun trivia game about gratitude, we had a teen read a letter giving gratitude to another teen. After that, […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hello Journey Group! This week’s art workshop was lead by Broadway and movie actor, Chryssie Whitehead. I thought she was going to be intimidating and have a little “I’m better than you” attitude but she was no different than anyone else there. At first I thought it was kind of silly what she was doing […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Yesterday was Halloween and I am so glad to share I got to spend it with my buddy Sophie and partner Paige. It was different to go back and trick or treat with a girl who uses sign language. It was so universal and showed me how you don’t have to say anything to say […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Today doing our Arts Workshop, Dance and Musical Theatre and Children’s Theatre all came together. Out guest today was Chryssie Whitehead, who actually is the older sister of my first Small Group Leader, and she had been on Broadway! She taught us a lot about confidence and how to just keep going […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

November 17, 2014

Today was super chill. I went and interviewed and got more details from Tyler ad began to edit and revise his story. After that we had a Lifetalk about showing gratitude and I think I really need to do that more. Because I don’t always tell people that I’m thankful for them, even if it’s […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

This past week I have been having a tough time figuring some stuff out, but today really helped me feel better. Our committee meeting today was pretty relaxed. We discussed the book, our interviews, and our bios, but my highlight of the day was the Lifetalk. The talk was about gratitude, which was well planned […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

This past Saturday Julia and Evey did a Lifetalk about how gratitude makes you and other people feel. I truly enjoyed this Lifetalk because it made me see how being nice to people or showing them gratitude impacts their life. We also played a game and personally, I like games. We also had a great […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group!! This weekend we had an amazing workshop with the combined Musical Theater, Children’s Theater and Dance arts experiences. The workshop was all about movement. It all started simply. All we had to do was walk across the room to the beat of a song. Seems simple enough, right? Well, I was still […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Today marked our 6th committee meeting. Our LifeTalk was on the Science of Gratitude and little did I know, I would play a huge part in it. Before today’s meeting, the two teens leading the LifeTalk, Julia and Evey, requested us to write a letter of gratitude to a PFO alumni that has impacted us. […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Yesterday kicked off the Month of Gratitude and I couldn’t be more excited! The Month of Gratitude is when people can make donations in honor (or gratitdue) of someone else. Then the city of the person being honored will light up on the GratiMap on the PFO website. It’s so cool! Also, as a part […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! I had a great time at my last committee meeting! Every week there is a costume theme and the different committees compete to win the best costume. In my committee, everyone spends all week trying to figure out what our costume to be. Something that makes our committee different from the others […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hello Journey Group! Yesterday was my last arts workshop for the musical! We got the honor of having Chryssie Whitehead come in and teach us a movement workshop! It was so cool! We did a lot of getting out of our body and loving our own imperfections as well as others. We did across the […]

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Sixth Committee Member

Hey Journey Group! I hope your start to November has been great. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to this week’s committee meeting, but I got to video chat with Anna, one of PFO’s staff members, and run through my slam piece a couple times since our performance is a few days away! Running through my […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Today is the day where I performed my poem for other people within my committee, it really made me feel like I’ll have little to no trouble performing. We also met the amazing Chrissy Whitehead. She was so, so full of energy. She inspired me to be as a person. It made me realize that […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

This Saturday, we had another committee meeting, and another arts experience. Except, this arts experience was a little different. This time dance, musical theater, and children’s theater joined, and we had the privilege of being taught by the one and only Chrissy Whitehead!! It was so much fun! Not only did Chrissy teach us dance, […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Today we had a movement workshop. I was very very excited about this because I love to dance and I don’t have the opportunity to do it as much as I would like. In the workshop we were shown that even a simple act of standing a bit taller and longer can completely change someone’s […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

What an incredible time it was at this weeks workshop! It was a crazy mix of Zumba, helpful little confidence boosters, and working on posture (which my mom will be all too happy to hear). We worked on movement and how the way you move helps to express who you are and how people will […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Today we had a really cool Lifetalk about the science of gratitude in which we learned about how gratitude affects us and our body. One thing I found interesting was that 90% of all doctors visits can be attributed to stress. That really hit home with me because how often do we all choose stress? […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Saturday was an amazing day at PFO. Absolutely insane. Chryssie Whitehead, a Broadway star, movie and TV actress, and comedian led all of the arts experiences, except visual art, in a dance workshop. I have never had so much confidence and self expression in my life. I learned that thoughts are poofs, and everyone will […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

How are ya, Journey Group? We’ve been gearing up for our big Connecting Charlotte event this week and things are looking pretty sweet! Every one in the slam committee will be performing their slam pieces for one of the 11 non-profits we’re honoring this year! Each of the pieces expresses the goals of the organizations […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! I hope all is well with you in your lives. This week we had a committee meeting which was fun. We worked on different performance aspects and fine tuned our pieces. A lot of what we did involved performing our pieces for different people and then listening to the feedback, then revising. […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

I am enjoying these weekly blogs because they make me pause from my life and take a moment to reflect. In my life I am a “go go go” person. I rarely take time to just be. To just sit and think about something other than what I have to do or what I should […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Today was an AMAZING day at PFO! We had a movement workshop with the one and only, Chryssie Whitehead! I was really intimidated going into it, I mean this is someone who’s been on Broadway, TV, and film! But Chryssie was so nice and she immediately made everyone feel comfortable. She told us to just […]

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Sixth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! It was another busy PFO weekend! We had our 6th committee meeting, our third arts workshop and on Sunday, we had our first Gratitude Dinner of the month! This is my third year doing the gratitude dinners and I have to say that each year they always improve! At the dinners, I […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Today, Journey Group we started out in our committees, obviously, my committee is photography, so first off we started off with check-in, our check-in this week was a song that describes our week or our favorite song. Mine was “Happy” because the couple of weeks that I have had have been stressful, but this one […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

This week was great! I had an amazing Arts Workshop. We did a soul collage. I had so much fun! Soul collage is where you cut out pictures that speak to you and you collage them. You then later go back and reflect why you put what in your art work. It is truly a […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Yesterday, we had our fifth committee meeting and second arts workshop. I can’t believe we have already had five committee meetings. It has gone by so quickly! In our committee meeting, we reviewed the pictures we took for our non profits and then we started to pick the two or three pictures that we will […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey, Journey Group! Today we had a committee meeting, and afterwards a Lifetalk. I am on the Spring committee and we did our demo in front of the whole group today. I was a little nervous since my committee chose one of my recipes. I wasn’t sure of how it would turn out, since I’ve […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Howdy Journey Group, today’s Lifetalk was amazing. We shared a story about a time in our life that was difficult for us and has affected us in a negative way. It was really vulnerable, but it was great to have this open and understanding space to share our stories. It really showed me that I […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

The countdown begins for the finishing touches to the photography book! Two committees teamed up to honor the twelve nonprofits of the 2014-2015 season! I really am so excited for how the book turns out because the photography leadership team is truly amazing. Brandy, Maddie, and Derek have been so on top of their responsibilities […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hello! Today during the Lifetalk we got to talk in our small group and talk about a time in our life that was hard to go through. I really got to open up and feel loved by everyone. Also during the Lifetalk everyone raised their hand and shared their thoughts and it was really great […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Our committee meetings are almost coming to a close 🙁 I can’t believe how fast time has gone by! We’ve been working so hard as a committee and have been really productive as a group. Writing is definitely something that is out of my comfort zone, but I feel so encouraged when […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Today, I listened to my committee read their personal stories. I had already read some of them before, but it was much different to hear them read it out loud. They are all so inspirational and emotional. I am so super proud of Anthology for being so vulnerable and awesome. I can tell that they […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Today, we had our second dance workshop. It was a ton fun, and a great chance to really get to know everyone in the movement experience. Today’s workshop was on ballroom dance, and we got to try the cha cha, and the hussle. Learning ballroom dance is a really fun and new experience for me, […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

This weekend was another arts workshop! They are probably one of my favorite things PFO does. This year I am in musical theatre and I am super pumped! I have always loved musical theatre, but I find it hard to push myself outside my comfort zone. PFO has really helped me do this so far. […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Today we had out fifth committee meeting and our second Arts Workshop. We worked not only on memorization, but on eye contact. This was especially useful to me because I often find my eyes wandering during a performance. We had 4 people perform and I realized now is not the time to […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Saturday was an amazing day. Starting off the morning with a committee meeting and finishing it with a musical theater workshop, I really had a blast. It is really amazing to see the sheer amount of talent that everyone in PFO has and how someone who thinks they are not capable of […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey y’all! For arts experience this year, I am in the Dance experience. As a senior, I got to essentially choose out of dance, art, and theater which one I wanted to do. On a whim, and I’m still not sure why, I decided to do dance to push myself very far outside of my […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! We had a visual arts workshop this Saturday. It was so fun and spirited with my fellow visual art ladies (VALS). We partook in making soul collages. Feeling the stress of the prior week evaporate from my mind and shoulders, I ripped out pages and mindlessly glued down items, laughing a lot […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Salutations Journey group! This marks our fifth committee meeting of this PFO Year. It was another fun one. This meeting mostly was set up to make sure we got everything we needed to do up until this point done. We each needed our recipes, facts about our fruit and vegetable, and how to cut them […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Today we had another amazing musical theatre workshop. Today was all about the acting part of musical theatre. After our warm up we played this game called Huggy Bear. Huggy Bear is a game where you all walk around and then the person who is in charge says,”Huggy Bear 5″ or any […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group, me again! I’d like to tell you that the PFO year is going great. This past committee meeting was good . We got into groups and worked on different parts of the children’s book. In my group we focused on the thought and work behind the story. It was interesting to see […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hi Journey Group! Today was an amazing day. We had the chance to meet in our arts experience which for me this year is children’s theatre. The really unique thing about the children’s show is that is an apatpion of the children’s book written by our teens and will be performed through live actors and […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group Niyah here and in the spirit of gratitude I wanted share a little with you guys about why I’m grateful for PFO. I am grateful for PFO because it gives me the opportunity to express my creativity and be the person that I would want to be all the time. Pfo is […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Today was another committee meeting with the rest of Slam. We did vocal exercises and practiced performing our poems. I was one of the people who got to perform in front of all of PFO after the meeting. I was so nervous to perform, but I got up there and was really inspired by my […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

We just had our second Arts meeting, and I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun. We played a wide variety of games ranging from physical to improv. I got to work with people I hadn’t really connected with, and I really feel like I got much better acquainted with many of them. Afterward, […]

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