To My Mentee, Emily

I can't believe that a year has already gone by with you as my wonderful mentee! It seems like only last week I was revealing myself to you through a care package with some of your favorite things, and a sign that said "say yes to adventure". That was way back when we were complete [...]

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I’m a Leader Making a Difference

The Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center has turned into one of my absolute favorite involvements of CMU, but it started as my most intimidating. Most specifically, the Alternative Breaks Program. You know when people tell you to take a leap outside of your comfort zone, and you might just love what happens? Because this is [...]

ALFB: E-board Edition

During my freshman year of college, I found my niche on campus. "A Letter For Better" was warm, welcoming, and I knew it was for me. I chose to run for the club's Treasurer position so I could play a larger role in the organization. Over these past two semesters, I got to serve alongside [...]

Take Opportunity to Serve Your Community

In high school, I was very active in an organization called, "Northern Michigan DecoTec". Deco-Tec is an ecumenical renewal movement created by the DeColores community. It is a weekend that supports and thrives on peer ministry, and works with teens transitioning into adulthood. TEC in DecoTec stands for "Teens Encountering Christ". The weekend team members consist of adults [...]