Blog Perspectives, News and Updates

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    Welcome 2017-2018 Board Committee Members!

    We are beyond thrilled to welcome even more empowered youth leaders to a team that holds the responsibility of making the FeelGood movement function, grow, and continue to foster a world that works for all life.

    Below you will find the roster of students and alumni who are joining forces with the FeelGood Board of Directors as committee members for the 2017-2018 term. These committee members use their experience as current and past students in the FeelGood movement to share ideas, create fun and interesting content, and make the movement a more inclusive and collaborative environment.

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    Welcome Back

    By Rachel Hemmerstein, FeelGood’s Acting Executive Director

    Welcome back to campus! There are countless reasons I am lucky to connect with college students on a regular basis. As we begin the academic year, I’m reminded of the refreshing powers of a blank slate; a new start. We all get New Years, but when you’re a student you get the back-to-school reboot too. I’m grateful for it, as it can be a time of reflection, goal-setting, and doubling down on commitments big and small.

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    The Biggest Cheese

    By Aubrey Redd, Big Cheese Content Manager, Program Development Chair, and President of West Chester FeelGood

    Earlier this month, FeelGood hosted the Big Cheese Summer Institute in Bryn Athyn, PA. Students traveled from all corners of North America, including Canada, to represent 18 of the incredible chapters in the movement. The students, the core of the movement, were not the only people present at the Big Cheese. They were joined by the Changemaker Ignitors, FeelGood staff, the (student-led) Big Cheese Planning Committee and partner organization representatives.

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    A reflection by Rachel Hemmerstein, Acting Executive Director of FeelGood, in the wake of recent events in Charlottesville.

    Events like the terrorism that occurred in Charlottesville call into question all we know and all we hold dear. They should – because they’re terrifying. They show us the worst part of being a human, and they leave us feeling many things – shell shocked, angry, in despair. They leave me wanting to dismiss the people involved as inhuman, as cruel, as evil. But…it also feels like that’s the easy way out.

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    The Spring 2017 Weekly FeelGood Chronicles!

    Students know they are making a difference in the world by volunteering at their deli and having conversations about systemic poverty. But, they want a name to connect with their sandwich. They want stories to share with their customers. They want to celebrate the successes of empowered women, educated children, new businesses, access to sanitation, a protected environment, and a better world.

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