Liberty Elementary and Rec

2017 Featured Blog Posts

TALIAH WEST | YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SOCIETY (YES) – WEEK 4 I feel confident that I will be able to reach the goals I set for myself. My main goal was to build relationships with the youth, and I had felt that it was much easier to establish those relationships with…
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2017 Week Six: Education

JOHNATHON COOK | HEBCAC YO! BALTIMORE I tend to think non-profit work is always valiant and exciting. I know that there can be a lot of… menial work at times too, for everyone, from the top to the bottom of the organization, especially in smaller non-profits, but the work still…
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2017 Week Five: Education

SAM IGO | LIBERTY ELEMENTARY & REC It’s hard to reflect on the week when the news of yesterday is still so new. One of the reasons I am so passionate about public policy is improving lives — making sure everyone can enjoy them in a way that’s equal and…
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2017 Week Four: Education

JOHNATHON COOK | HEBAC YO! BALTIMORE I haven’t seen my dad cry that many times in my life (sorry to bring up crying again this week). One of the few times I did, though, was when he was explaining the impact my mom was having on the lives of her…
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2017 Week Three: Education

JOHNATHON COOK | HEBAC YO! BALTIMORE At some point in middle school, wrapped up in the societal influences that stem from the idea of masculinity, I decided I would probably never cry again. It seems like a weird decision now, but you have to keep in mind that thirteen-year-old me…
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2017 Week Two: Education

JOHNATHON COOK | HEBAC YO! BALTIMORE – WEEK 2 When I found out that I would be working with an organization that supports people in acquiring their GEDs, I had no idea how many young children would be present at work everyday. I was shown otherwise upon starting, learning that many…
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2017 Week One: Education

JOHNATHON COOK | HEBAC YO! BALTIMORE When I found out my internship site was six or so blocks north of the Hopkins hospital, I was really excited about the chance to experience a neighborhood I had never been in before while arriving to and leaving from my placement each day….
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2016 Week Three: Education

CALEB WARREN – THREAD Last summer, I struggled to find thirty-five hours of work to do around the office where I worked. This summer, for the second week in a row, Andrew and I have each worked well over fifty. I share this not to play into the pity-demanding, abhorrent boasting…
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2016 Week Two: Education

JUSTIN LEE – MERIT Is it possible for one person to do too much? Yeah, it most definitely is. Speaking from my experience: the life of an average Hopkins student can be a prime example of someone who does too much. When nearly all your classmates do such amazing things, it…
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2016 Week One: Education

ANDREW JOHNSON – THREAD Coloring is probably the last thing I thought I would be doing on the first day of my internship. I hadn’t sat down and created a picture since grade school, but here I was sitting on a picnic table outside the office with a bunch of colleagues…
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