My Continued Journey with PFO

December 20, 2018

I first found PFO during is inaugural year way back in 2006 and was lucky to join the organization as an awkward 8th grader one year later. I didn’t know it at the time, but Playing for Others would turn out to be one of the most influential parts of my life. It’s hard to […]

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“Thank you!” – My Intern Experience – Ella

January 1, 2018

PFO has been my passion since I first learned about it in 6th grade. I joined as soon as I could, and my love for PFO only grew as I learned more and more about what it is. However, nothing prepared me for how amazing an internship with PFO would be! I started my internship […]

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You don’t see that everyday…

November 29, 2017

I’m graduating college in 3 months, which means the most frequent question I hear is, “so whatcha gonna do?” Fortunately, I DO have a plan: I’m going to spend at least five years in cold and rural Indiana studying a subject I didn’t even know existed four years ago. I know, it sounds amazing. But […]

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A big place, a hard place, a complicated place…

November 1, 2017

It didn’t seem so big then, but as I moved away, the world expanded around me. A big place, a hard place, a complicated place, expanding and enveloping me, unreliable and confusing. While PFO didn’t make it any smaller, it did create room for me to look around, not have it all figured out, and […]

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“It believed in us, the youth of the world”

October 17, 2017

We have grown up in a society that insists on telling you what it was doing when it was your age. At this point in life, you may have encountered one or two people who assured you that at your age they had invented the hot fudge sundae pop tart or built a robotic cat […]

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Alumni Spotlight- Ella Jarrett- PFO journey and beyond!

August 30, 2017

Hi there! My name is Ella Jarrett and I’m a PFO alumni! I was first introduced to Playing For Others in 6th grade, when I joined the cast of Pied Piper as a rat. I was too young to be a teen in the program, but since our first rehearsal for the show, I was […]

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Thank you for reminding me

July 28, 2017

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

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