In my first semester at Duke University, I took a service-learning class called Civic Engagement and Enterprising Leadership. Service-learning is a form of experiential learning that incorporates service into the curriculum.
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A New Year is upon us. Every January 1, I think about the resolutions I’ve made in the past and resolve to do again– eat better, exercise more, be more patient, get organized, etc., etc. While these are good resolutions, most of them really only affect my family and me.
Since we started making turkey-themed crafts in kindergarten, we’ve been taught that being grateful is important. However, this year I challenge you not just to share your gratitude at Thanksgiving dinner, but to also be proactive with your thanks by expressing it to those you appreciate most.
In 2007, Allison Greiner's world changed. Her 21 month old son, Matthew, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disorder that occurs mainly in boys with a mutation in the gene for dystrophin. Dystrophin is a protein needed to maintain muscle cell structure.