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I can’t do anything about the complex societal factors making my students “high risk” for violence, and sometimes I feel helpless when I see the barriers preventing me from reaching them. It is frustrating when kids dismiss what I have to say. But even though I can’t change my students’ friends, their schools, their families, or their communities, I can listen. I can answer questions and address doubts. And I can hope they’re listening to me too.
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Often times, we take communication for granted. From hearing our alarm clocks telling us that it’s time for us to start our day or being able to tell our family and friends that we love them, communication helps us bond and build community with those around us.
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Serving at an organization that works endlessly to better the health of mothers, babies, and families has been extremely rewarding and has taught me so much. I am enjoying my experience with the Coalition and helping more babies live to see past their first birthday.
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