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At Risk to Graduate

The human effects of the program are even more telling; in the words of one participant, “It is never too late to change yourself into a better person, socially and academically. By trying my best every day and giving it my all, I noticed that you will succeed in your everyday life.”

by Aidan Connaughton, the July 13, 2016, 1:19 p.m.

Monkey See, Monkey Do

As I stand there with a confused and disappointed look on my face, my son picks up a bag and tells me, “Dad, next time take more trips. It’s better to do something correctly than quickly.” I’m already embarrassed when my wife walks by and adds, “I wonder who he is learning from.”

by TeRay Esquibel, the July 8, 2016, 8:25 a.m.

A Sense of Belonging

For Jessica, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County provided the safe place she needed during a difficult time in her life.

by Alex Moore, the July 6, 2016, 8:18 a.m.

Assignment: Artistic Healing

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center has shown its commitment to the cause of military reintegration and healing through their Military Artistic Healing Program offered through the FAC’s Bemis School of Art.

by Aidan Connaughton, the June 27, 2016, 8:51 a.m.

What Can I Offer?

Just moments into my first interview, I have offended our interview subject. Luckily, my local colleague Leo intervenes and smoothes things over. The meeting ends on a positive note, but I have re-learned a valuable lesson: Leadership begins with listening.

by Garrett Mayberry, the June 21, 2016, 11:10 a.m.

A Lifelong Fitness Regimen

Fitness and physical health are vital for everyone, but it becomes increasingly more difficult to stick to a fitness plan as we age.

by Aidan Connaughton, the June 17, 2016, 10:48 a.m.

Reflections (from a pool) on Leadership

How could I become successful if I got kicked out of a practice in the first few months I was at the Olympic Training Center? I was supposed to be an elite athlete.

by Suzanne Scott, the June 16, 2016, 10:32 a.m.

Grabbing on to Followership

“Grab the rope!” my now father-in-law bellowed from atop his horse. The chaos of branding swirled around me – the shouts of the ropers dragging in new calves, the roar of the fire warming the branding irons, the moo’s of mother cows searching for their calves – and I, the newest to the ranch and the branding scene, couldn’t understand why no one was following the directions yelled by the family’s patriarch.

by Kaitlin Johnson , the June 9, 2016, 4:44 p.m.

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