#VoicesofJAF – December 24th – Jazzy Butler

December 24, 2015 by

“Our main goal is to talk about controversial things like race, sexuality, religion. I’m really passionate about it. There is a lot of inequality that happens that we don’t even really realize — It’s kinda hidden.” – Jazzy Butler The mission of the Shakopee High School’s Leaders in Education and Diversity (LEAD) is to celebrate […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 23rd – Mahmoud Zayed

December 23, 2015 by

“You’re the one who’s giving the food, preparing it today, but tomorrow it might be you who needs it.” – Mahmoud Zayed Darul Arqam’s SIA Team strives to build a community of service on a school-wide, local, and global scale. By expanding on last year’s initiative with “Outreached for the Unreached 2.0,” the team tackled […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 22nd – Jailyn Lucas & Bernice Hightower

December 22, 2015 by

“Because when you do Students In Action, it’s more than just helping yourself, it is helping everybody. When you feel good about yourself, it changes your whole perspective on life.” -Jailyn Lucas “And I think to myself some day I could make a change for not these people, but all people across the world and […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 21 – Josh Aronovitch

December 21, 2015 by

“Seeing the growth in confidence, in leadership, in speaking ability and the ability to take a dream, take a vision, take an idea and transform in into something real is truly breathtaking. – Josh Aronovitch Josh Aronovitch is a long-time faculty advisor for the Washington Township, NJ Students In Action program. He has seen first […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 20th – Patricia Mason-Guillory

December 20, 2015 by

“A task was given to me. That task became a challenge. That challenge became my passion. My passion for honoring all military men and women.” -Pat Mason-Guillory Pat Mason-Guillory has dedicated her life to supporting America’s military and their families. Pat was spurred to action when her son joined Operation Desert Storm in 1990. She […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 19th – Julie Rubini

December 19, 2015 by

“We have impacted over our 14 years, Our Little Reader Gone Way Too Soon has impacted over 200,000 families members and children throughout our community and we’ve given over $35,000 to our local library system.” -Julie Rubini How does a mother survive the death of her 10-year old daughter? In Julie Rubini’s case, she honors […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 18th – Julie Stevenson

December 18, 2015 by

“Dating abuse – young people deal with that in ways we can’t even imagine, in subtle ways, and we felt called upon to bring that to the attention to their parents and the students so that they understand what a healthy relationship looks like.” – Julie Stevenson When Julie Stevenson and her husband first started […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 17th – Marie Wohlbach

December 17, 2015 by

“She went back to Sacramento and said ‘you know, if AAUW could choose me to go to STEM camp, maybe I could do more than just Tech Trek,’ so she ran for class president and won!” -Marie Wohlbach Marie Wolbach has opened up the worlds of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to thousands of […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 16th – Margo Ahrendsen

December 16, 2015 by

“Our second son was born with autism and our third son was born with down syndrome and we decided from the very beginning that they were going to be raised as normal kids and have every advantage that there is available for any other kid.” – Margo Ahrendsen After having one son born with Autism […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 15th – Mara Botonis

December 15, 2015 by

“I spent my life savings and calling in all my favors … I spent my days with nurses and neurologists and activity directors and aids and husbands and wives and sons and daughters that were proving every day that you could have a good life even if you had alzheimer’s.” – Mara Botonis Mara Botonis […]

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