Fifth Committee Meeting

November 17, 2014

Today, we had our second Visual Arts workshop. We had someone come in, and she talked about collaging. She showed us small collages on pieces of cardstock. She called them, “Soul Collages.” Each had some sort of scene made up of different objects cut up from magazines, which were heaped high in the center of […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

We just had our second musical theatre workshop! Of course, we did a few theatre exercises. I was able to connect with a lot of new people which was exciting. Already on the second day we had people leaping on to others like koalas. We learned about stage direction, and we even did a little […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey, Journey Group! Today we had an amazing Lifetalk where we talked about how our past does not define who we are today. This is a topic I can really relate to because I often find myself being stuck in my own story. At one point in the Lifetalk, we split up into small groups […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey, Journey Group! I hope everyone’s October has been wonderful. Today in PFO, we had our second arts experience workshop. As I mentioned earlier, I am in the musical theatre experience. I’ve always been involved in theatre, but this workshop provided new insight into the art of theatre. I’ve always been terrified of improvisation in […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

In our committee meetings, everyone read their scrapbook story. To hear everyone’s story was amazing and I feel grateful to be surrounded by such loving people. During the visual arts experience, we create soul collages. This is where we ripped out pages of magazines that provoked an emotion and then created a collage. It was […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! This week, I wasn’t able to go to the committee meeting or arts experience, and that only reminded me how much of an impact that PFO has. It felt so weird not to see all of the amazing people that I normally see every Saturday morning. Even though I wasn’t there, I […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! It’s hard to believe that committee meetings are almost over. I have enjoyed being on the Children’s Book committee more than I thought that I would. This Saturday we worked mainly on the writing portion of the book and discussed how the book would be laid out. It was really exciting to […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hello Journey Group! It’s been a wonderful start to the Playing For Others season and I’ve been reminded why I’m a part of PFO and why I am so grateful for it. Tonight I had the opportunity to see Dan Pallotta speak downtown. He talked about the way our society views charities, and how we […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! This week Caleb and Sadie did their “You Are Not Your Story” Lifetalk. They used real life experiences from their childhood and were really vulnerable. This in turn inspired me and my small group to be vulnerable. I felt really connected to everyone in my group. I hope that the rest of […]

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Thunder Road 2014: The Magic and the Wonder

November 16, 2014

  I spent months training and long hours planning for the Thunder Road Half Marathon last year. Running the 13.1-mile race blindfolded, tethered for most of the way to my friend Andrew Swistak, gained national attention for Taylor’s Tale and our fight against Batten disease, and it gave me the experience of a lifetime. When the dream ended, I said it could […]

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AN INSPIRATION : The Savage Way writes about PLAYING FOR OTHERS

November 14, 2014

Fearless. Giving. Empathetic. Kind. These are the characteristics of one Jen Band – Executive Director of Playing for Others (PFO). We’ve gotten to know Jen and PFO over the last few months. From that first cup of coffee we shared at Smelly Cat Coffeehouse in NoDa, we both knew that she was put into our lives for a reason. […]

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Teen Perspective: Movement Workshop with Chryssie Whitehead

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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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group!!! Today I had a blast at the 5th Committee Meeting accompanied by a Lifetalk that speaks about how “Your life is not your past”, and an arts workshop. Specifically in the arts workshop, I was incredibly interested and engaged. We learned how to make puppets that will resemble planets and stars. We […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hi journey group! Today the Lifetalk was amazing and I realized so many things about myself. We talked about how negative events from our past affect our lives, but we have the choice to reject those feelings and behaviors. The relationship between my sister and I isn’t very strong. I’m not sure why and I […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Today was our 5th committee meeting and today my non-profit representative came and saw one of my photos. I was really nervous to see Mara for the first time, but as I presented my photo she gave a huge smile and it encouraged me. I really wanted to introduce myself, but she left. After committee […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Whats Happenin’ Journey Group? This week was a bit more relaxed than other weeks, even though we did have a workshop and whatnot this week. I was able to begin work on what might be a model of an official page in our Children’s Book this Saturday. I found myself a tad behind in terms […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Erin here. Last weekend was fantastic in the PFO universe. One moment that really stuck out to me was during the Lifetalk. The Lifetalk was about how you are not your story. One of the activities we were asked to do was share an experience that we perceived as negative in our […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

November 13, 2014

Hey Journey Group! Today I missed the committee meeting but was fortunately able to attend the arts experience workshop! It was so much fun! We played a series of improv games. Improv is acting without any prior planning and without a script. It was great getting to see everyone’s abilities and watching everyone laugh and […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hi Journey Group! I hope your week has been fantastic! This Saturday we had arts workshops again, but instead of focusing on stenciling, we did soul collages! Led by an alumn’s mom, this experience was very eye opening and fun. The way you do soul collages is you take about 30 minutes to go through […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hello Journey Group! I just had a great committee meeting, and we’re getting closer and closer to Nov. 6th, which is our big performance day for Slam Poetry! I spent our meeting helping one of my committee members finish up editing her poem for the Children’s Scholarship Fund, one of our non-profit honorees. It was […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hello there Journey Group! Today we had another fantastic Lifetalk at committee meeting today. I really got a lot out of it today, as I always do, but today was especially important to me. Today we talked about how we are different from our stories. Caleb and Sadie really opened up and talked about their […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Today was our fifth committee meeting and second arts workshop! I can’t believe they are both already over halfway over with! In my committee, we went over photos and started to pick the photos we want to put in the final book! I am very excited about the photos that are going […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! I wasn’t at the committee meeting today because I was supporting my dad running his 59th marathon, so I’m just going to talk about why I’m grateful for PFO. PFO has done so much for me, not only has it exposed me to a group of amazing teens I have so much […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hello Journey Group!! This past Saturday was probably one of the most impactful days of PFO I think I’ve ever had. In Anthology Committee (the Committee I’m in), we read our personal stories. It was an eye opening experience to see how many people actually care about you. My story was extremely deep and the […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey everyone! I had a lovley week! Today in Committee meetings we had some time to spare because our Committee is always on top of things! Back in August when we had our anual retreat when we were having a committee get together we desinged scrap book pages. Later we found out that some of […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Our committee meeting today was so impactful. At the beginning of the year our advisor and co-chairs asked us to write a personal story about something that had impacted us and is important to who we are. My story was about a place that’s important to me and I loved sharing that with the others. […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Hope everyone enjoyed the month of November! Saturday we had a Lifetalk about “You are not your story”. The two PFO teens that led it each shared a story in the beginning of the Lifetalk, and it was later revealed that the stories that were told actually belonged to each of the […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey journey group! This Saturday we had yet another committee meeting, and I am always so enthusiastic and excited about seeing my committee and being inspired from all of the poems we have all worked so hard on. Today some of us were able to perform, and I was one of them. Having the opportunity […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Yesterday we had our 2nd Arts experience meeting. I was not at our first one, but this one went really well. An alumni mom came in and showed us how to do Soul Collages. To make a Soul Collage, we went through magazines and pulled out pictures that created some type of […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey journey group. Today was an awesome day. Children’s book is on a roll and we are quickly developing the words for the book. There are so many good ideas ranging from a man on the moon to the rings of Saturn pulling Jade (the main character) in. Also at the end of the committee […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

So today at PFO we had another committee meet followed by an art experience meeting, first at the committee meeting I performed my poem to my committee. after words we did a little activity to help us to remember our poems. For the activity we had to say our poems slowly to our partners while […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey hey hey journey group! I hope each and every one of you are doing well. This morning at our PFO committee meeting, we had a Lifetalk about how “you are not your story”. What it is means is that although your hardships in the past are a part of you, they don’t define you […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

We had our second arts workshop today. I love it so much! Today we played two games, one was a koala. This is a game where you are paired with somebody and when koala is said, you find your partner and jump on them. With about 20 or more people, things get pretty crazy. This […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Today at PFO we did soul boards. We got random pictures that we felt connected to or ones that we just liked and made a collage of them on a board. We weren’t supposed to think about it, just let it happen. I created one about overcoming mountains, because everyone is beautiful and smart and […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

The majority of committee members have been interviewed except for Slam Poetry, which is getting a little annoying since we have to have these interviews done within two or so weeks. Although, I am not frustrated because they are doing some really amazing work that makes up for it. The rest of the committee meeting […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Today our costume theme was character day and I and my committee did a little preview of our book for 2015. We didn’t win the committee war points sadly, but I still feel we did an awesome job. We also had our Lifetalk which allowed many people to be vulnerable. I actually shared something that’s […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Today in our Lifetalk we talked about the experiences we have had and how they impact who we are. The major thing that hit me was the fact that, at first, I couldn’t think of any experiences. I was feeling insecure because all of the stories I thought to share seemed so small and insignificant […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Today, we had our 5th committee meeting. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed bonding with my committee. We did a cooking demonstration for the full group on a recipe that is to be featured in our cookbook, celery pasta salad. Our Lifetalk was on the topic of your past and your […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

I regretfully was not at the last committee meeting because I was out of town. Since I wasn’t there, Maddie Healy, as a co-chair, was in charge of the small group. She led the discussion during the Lifetalk and was super helpful. I am so grateful to have Maddie in my small group because I […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Today was very active for the members of the Dance, Theater and Musical Art Experiences. Chryssie Whitehead came as a special instructor for the day and gave us a workshop on movement. It was an interesting couple of hours. She talked about committing to your movements and the thought process for dancing. […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Thanks for continuing to be with me through my time in PFO. Today I would like to talk about how PFO has impacted me. When I first started PFO, I was slow at making friends and always worrying constantly about if I was talking enough. I also didn’t feel like I had […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey journey group! Committee meetings are wrapping up quickly for slam, because our performance is only 2 weeks away. Today in our meeting, we all wrote a card that will be sent to the nonprofits we are representing and we had to include a line from our poem. It was really difficult for me to […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey there Journey Group! Today was our fourth committee meeting, and during our Lifetalk we got the chance to connect over past experiences that weren’t really the greatest things to go through. It felt really good to express them to the group and have them trust me enough to share their stories with me. I […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Today was the day I officially can start memorizing my poem, which is great! The Lifetalk today really hit home for me! There was a lot of things that I could relate too, as well as people. It’s easy to think that you’re the only one with problems when in fact somebody else in the […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Today’s Lifetalk really opened my mind about the way I look at situations. We got into small groups and we sat in a circle and told the group about a time in our lives that we labeled as negative, then we wrote them down on a white board. It felt really good to be vulnerable. […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

This Saturday we had another Arts Experience workshop. As you know I am in Children’s Theater this year. Our advisor Ben Elling assisted us in blowing up balloons, tearing pieces of tissue paper and applying them around the balloon using a glue like substance. This technique is called paper-mâché We are later going to pop […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

This Saturday at PFO I had to present a recipe from my season along with 2 others. It was really great to be able to practice this skill in such an open and supporting space because I’m usually extremely nervous presenting in front of people. It was actually really fun and I had no nerves […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

This Saturday our Lifetalk was about how we are not our stories. This really hit close to home for me as too many times I think that it is hard to differentiate between ourselves and our past. It was awesome to hear about how our past has influenced us in our beliefs and our behaviors. […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hi Journey Group! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it to the Committee Meeting or Arts Workshop yesterday. I was upset when I heard that I wouldn’t be able to come! Still, I am amazed at how much PFO has changed my life so far. I feel so much more open, and others at school […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Today was my first day back in PFO in such a long time. I missed the committee meeting last week and we didn’t have one two weeks back, so I’m so incredibly excited to be back! Today in Children’s Book, we began to finally sit down and write and draw. It’s so […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Sadly, I was not at the last committee meeting but I heard how well Anthology rocked it out! I want to talk about a teen I am so grateful for in PFO. Anna Keener is a rockstar, she’s always bubbly yet focused at the same time. She’s not only in my committee, but is also […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Today was our 5th Committee Meeting and it also happened to be my Lifetalk! My Lifetalk was on “You Are Not Your Story”, where we recognized our story and realized how our stories shaped us but did not define us. My Lifetalk partner, Sadie, and I began the Lifetalk telling our stories […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hello Journey Group! Today was our fifth committee meeting and in our meeting we caught up on all of our to-do’s. This was so great because it showed how committed and on top everything our co-chairs and advisors are. Seeing this commitment, is so comforting because it shows how determined Cookbook is to make the […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

I wasn’t here this Saturday at the committee meeting or the arts workshop. But there are many ways that I can see PFO working in my life. For one thing, I am more appreciative and grateful for the people and things that I have in my life. Also I find myself constantly trying to make […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hello friends! This past Saturday was the best committee meeting yet! I finished my poem for The Sandbox and had the opportunity to present it in front of all the teens! At first I wasn’t too sure about it, but once I performed and people understood what I was trying to say, a huge weight […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! I hope all is well in your lives. The committee meeting this weekend was awesome and incredibly helpful. I got some feedback on my piece and hope to be finished completely with performance aspects by this upcoming weekend. Four of our Slam Poets performed their pieces in front of the group today […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Before 10th grade, being the only kid over the age of 12 in a way too tight bathing suit, at the first summer league swim practice, I was probably the most physically and emotionally uncomfortable that I had ever been. As evident by my discomfort in no way am I a swimmer, but somehow for […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hi Journey Group! The committee meeting today was such a moving experience. A couple weeks ago, Anna and Julian asked our anthology committee to each write a personal story about our life. These stories were all put in a scrapbook that we decorated. Today, we had some down time while waiting for available interviews, so […]

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Fifth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! This weekend we had our fifth committee meeting and our second arts workshop! I was not able to attend the meeting this weekend because I was taking the ACT. As I walked into the classroom to begin the test, I suddenly found myself in a place of self-doubt and worry. The self-limiting […]

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Connecting Charlotte is Tomorrow!

November 5, 2014

Tomorrow night PFO is hosting the First Annual Connecting Charlotte at the Foundation for the Carolinas from 6:00-8:00pm. Connecting Charlotte brings together Charlotte’s non-profit community for an evening of celebration, connection and community building. At PFO we believe that when non-profits come together to support each other, we can deepen our social impact and as […]

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Cafe Monte Gratitude Dinner!

November 4, 2014

“A meal is the whole experience of getting together and sharing with friends. It is more than Food” -Jinny Fleischman Thank you to all who came out and shared a special evening with PFO last Sunday. There is no better way to celebrate with old friends, or to meet new ones than by sharing a […]

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We’ve Launched Our Gratitude Campaign!

November 1, 2014

PFO is lighting up the world with Gratitude! We have officially kicked off our Gratitude campaign! From November 1st to January 1st, PFO is making it a point to express gratitude to the people in our lives who make a difference. Whether it’s a co-worker, a mentor, a family member, or a local cashier, we […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hello Journey group! How are you? Last PFO committee meeting was amazing. We had another Arts Experience workshop and it was the best thing ever. I LOVE Children’s Theatre. I love everyone in it, and I get really good vibes when I’m with my Arts Experience. We worked with paper mache, which was really fun. […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Yesterday’s theme was Sassy and Classy for the Playing for Others family, so our committee’s girls dressed up in black dresses with bright colored cardigans while the guys wore their snazzy suits. With us wearing our best, we decided to start our committee meeting. So once we started, we had a very special guest, one […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Unfortunately, I was unable to come to this weekends PFO. I still am in the know with what is going on, thanks to my committee. Our committee has a group message that is SUPER long but it’s great. I am so grateful for everyone in my committee. We always keep each other up to date […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Yesterday, we had our fourth committee meeting! In Photography Committee, we talked about the pictures we took and how they relate to our non-profits. We also had a guest speaker, who talked to us about editing. I have never been much of an editor with my pictures, besides putting filters on my pictures before I […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hey, Journey Group! I’m back with another update! Today we had another Cookbook meeting, and a Lifetalk. Our committee meeting was very fun! We came up with the colors of our seasons, and the whole Cookbook. Cookbook chose some beautiful colors, and I can’t wait to see the final product. We are well on our […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! I hope you all are having an amazing month so far. So as most of you each week at committee meeting we have “Lifetalks” which are mini life lessons that Small Group Leaders give. So this weekend Charity and I gave ours on Assumptions. I was really scared at first, but I […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hello Journey Group! This weekend me and the other members of the Fall season got to complete the first demo of the year! We made Pumpkin Pie Dip that goes great with ginger snaps! It was a great success, getting to see Chef Barry that day really helped me a lot, I tried my best […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

October 31, 2014

Hey guys! How are you all?! I hope you’re doing great. Today I’m focusing on simple, but major impacts PFO has made in my daily life. At times, it becomes easy for me to close myself off to things I’m not automatically good at because I struggle with comparisons. Not only do I have incredible […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Cole here! I just had a fabulous committee meeting! We had an excellent Lifetalk about assumptions and afterwards we filmed our commercial for our Winter Ball. PFO’S Winter Ball is a fabulous teen-only fundraiser dance, and we have raffles, a movie, and food catered by Johnston and Wales! I am so stoked […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hi Journey Group members! Today in our committee meeting we had an AMAZING time! We talked about how we’re going to set up the photography book and learned a little bit about editing too. We had a special guest, one of our PFO parents, come in and talk about how he goes through the photo […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Today was our fourth committee meeting. In my committee meeting we got donuts (thanks Brandy!) and shared each of the photos we took for the week with our group for our non-profit. After we each shared our favorite photos and discussed them all together, Mr. Brunson showed us a bit of editing. […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Good afternoon Journey Group. Today at the committee meeting the Small Group Leaders filmed the commercial for the Winter Ball. The theme for the event is 80’s so we came dressed in Jazzercise outfits and made a Jazzercise video. I’m not going to give away too much, but I had a lot of fun and […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Just had another inspirational day at PFO. We started off the day with a committee meeting; we are going to start illustrating the final scenes of the book and I am so exited to get started. It seems like just yesterday we started the book and now the due date if swooping […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Today was another empowering and impactful day at PFO! Like most Saturdays, we had a committee meeting, which went great. Our committee co-chairs are so on top of all their many responsibilities and take such good care of us! Following the committee meeting, we had a Lifetalk about assumptions. I cannot give enough credit to […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! I hope you have had an amazing week!! We only have 3 committee meetings left, I can’t believe it. Being on Children’s Book committee has been so so amazing. The people I get to spend my Saturday mornings with are the best people. Sitting down and getting so much accomplished is such […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! We only have 4 committee meetings left! 🙁 I’ve learned so much about interviewing and writing creative stories this year in Anthology. I’m so proud of how far we’ve come and how productive we’ve been in this short time frame. I feel like people have been really vulnerable when telling their stories […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Today’s Lifetalk was on assumptions. When we went around in groups, and talked about assumptions we make, and why we make them, I realized how connected and similar everyone is. In my group, we talked a lot about how when we fear the unknown, we make snap judgements on the world around us. We may […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Today, we had a Lifetalk about assumptions. The Lifetalk was all about when you make assumptions about people, and how that can affect you. We had a small group activity where we all went around and said, “If you really knew me, you’d know that…” And then you say something personal about you. Seeing so […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hello Journey group!! Today in PFO we talked about how to not make assumptions about people. Whether the assumption be good or bad. You never know someone’s entire story so it’s important to never judge or assume the worst. Plus, if you go ahead and assume something negatively about someone, you diminish your chance of […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Thanks for staying tuned to this week’s blog. I had a fantastic time at my committee meeting this Saturday. We’re about halfway done with our book and that’s super exciting! We put in a lot of hard work and it’s starting to pay off to see this product come to life. We […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hi Journey Group! We had an awesome committee meeting this Saturday! I’m on the Anthology Committee so I got to interview several teens about adults that they’re grateful for. It was awesome to hear such gratitude from all the teens. It seems to me like sometimes we don’t focus enough on the positive things that […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Yesterday the Small Group Leaders and I had to film the Winter Ball commercial. We all dressed up in 80’s work-out clothes, because the theme this year for Winter Ball is 80’s! Then, we choreographed a simple exercise routine for all of us to do while 80’s pop music played in the […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! So last Saturday we had another committee meeting, and I am on the Slam Committee, as some of you may know already. I absolutely love being a part of such an inspiring and authentic group within PFO, however I was pretty nervous going into the meeting because we were all going to […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Last week we had a break from committee meeting, so it was awesome to come back to see everyone pumped for Children’s Book! We are getting closer and closer to the final meeting for committees and our deadline and I am proud to say that we are ahead of schedule! Last Sunday, […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group!! Yesterday was our committee meeting and it went great. Each season picked out colors for the cookbook and I think they all will work great together. My season is Spring and we chose a lime green, pink, light aqua and orange. After that, we talked about the four tips to a great […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

These past couple of weeks, I’ve realized how much PFO has affected my life. Without my involvement in PFO these past two years, I would be a completely different person. PFO surrounds me with comfort, love, understanding, and acceptance, which creates an environment that cannot be found in many other areas of my life. I […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Today I was about to leave PFO, and when I attempted to turn on my car, it didn’t work. Silly me forgot to turn off my lights. I was totally freaking out, so I ran back inside in my panic and thankfully there were at least five people who knew what to do. A pretty […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hello again Journey Group! This week we had another committee meeting, and it was great! My photos came out really well for Hinds Feet Farm. Before our Lifetalks each week they give out A-wards, and this week I was Teen of the Week, and another photography committee member won another award, GO PHOTO! Our Lifetalk […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group!!! Today we had another awesome committee meeting and Lifetalk. In Slam Poetry we went over our slam piece like usual… but there was a twist. When you heard a part you connected with you were to turn around. This really puts into perspective how one line can be like a climax to […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Saturday we had another committee meeting. We made some amazing progress on the Children’s Book. The ideas are flowing like melted butter. It really amazes me what the teens in PFO are capable of. The level of creativity and innovation is simply staggering. I am soooooooooo excited for what is to come […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! We had another committee meeting today, and we are already over halfway through. The Small Group Leaders had a blast dressing up like the 80’s to film the Winter Ball commercial (stay tuned for details). The Lifetalk today was about assumptions, and it was super powerful because we talked about how we […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! This weekend we had our usual committee meetings. Everyone in the Slam Poetry Committee has been working really hard on their poems for their non-profit honorees. I have the honor to perform a piece for Hands On Charlotte. When everyone came together in the large room, two slam committe members got to […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! Another committee meeting has passed. This time around, we decided on color themes for each section in the Cookbook. There were color swatches placed on the counter for us to chose as a group. Winter choose two blues, a gray, and a pink. I chose the pink because in the cold, peoples […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hello Journey Group! This weekend we had another great committee meeting! In Cookbook we picked out the colors for the pages. My season, Summer, picked four different colors. Once we decided the colors we presented them to the group. After that we got to watch Fall give us the first ever 2014-2015 PFO Cookbook Demo! […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group. So this past Saturday I missed the Committee meeting, but I’d like to tell you that I am thankful for PFO. The reason I am thankful for PFO is because it has made me see people differently. PFO has also helped me realize I can be myself, where ever I am and […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hi Journey Group! Today we had a great committee meeting. Every week we have a costume theme where all of the teens come to the meetings decked out. The committee member who has the best costume wins committee war points, which are a big deal because at the end of the year, the committee with […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

Hey Journey Group! 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 want to be all the time. PFO is an outlet for me […]

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Fourth Committee Meeting

I had a fun day at committee meetings! Penelope and I were partners for interviewing everyone, so I had a ton of fun! I can’t believe we are already halfway through committee meetings (time flies when you’re having fun). Today in our Lifetalk, we talked about making assumptions and how it can really impact ourselves […]

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