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January 25, 2021
January is National Mentoring Month. In honor of the occasion, our Director of Youth Initiatives, Wendolyn Stevens, reflects on her experience mentoring youth.  Growing up in a traditional strict household, mainly because of the church, I didn’t have many opportunities to have someone I could talk to and get an outlook or perspective about a...
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Dear Diary, It’s been hard finding the time to sit and let you know what’s been going on. Well, 2020 is gone; he’s out of my life for good. Said something about needing to transition and it’s wasn’t me but him. Hit me with the worst line ever, “New Me.” You know when I think...
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Dear 2020, I hate your stinking guts. You make me vomit. You’re scum between my toes!” Little Rascals quote notwithstanding, for many, including me, you my dear 2020, have caused nothing but mayhem—like, the Allstate commercials with random acts of wanton ridiculousness type of mayhem. I mean, I can confidently say we all felt like...
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All week this week, we’ll be sharing letters to 2020 and 2021—Dear John and strawberry letters, respectively—from staff, contributing writers and contributing editors. Last year was, universally, hell for many of us, but it also had sun rays that shone brightly on us. How was your last year? What are you anticipating (or, intentions, as...
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