13th Annual Graduation Ceremony – I Learned

DSC_0872“This year, I learned that leadership often means inspiring others to work hard by working hard myself.”

-Christopher Potter, 22, from Arlington, MA, serving at
Beech Street Elementary School

DSC_0673“This year, I learned that when words like ‘realistic’, ‘doubt’ and ‘why’ are transformed into words like ‘idealistic’, ‘believe’ and ‘why not’, incredible change is possible.”

-Grace Slobodzian, 22, from Flemington, NJ, serving at
Parker-Varney Elementary School

DSC_0763“This year, I learned everyone has something significant to offer to the big picture no matter how seemingly small it may be.”

– Byron Horne, 23, from Raymore, MO, serving as a
Project Leader

DSC_0935“This year, I learned that I am broken. But by building others who are also broken, I become whole.”

– Andy Jordan, 23, from Milford, MA, serving at
Parker-Varney Elementary School

DSC_0499“This year, I learned how strong the power of young people truly is.”

– Harvey Vincent, 23, from Hockessin, DE, serving at
Bakersville Elementary School

DSC_0515“This year I learned a higher level of professionalism.”

– Dustin A. Rivard, 20, from Manchester, NH, serving at
Henry Wilson Elementary School

DSC_0941“This year, I learned that I can make a difference.”

– Nicholas Richard Tracey, 18. from Merrimack, NH, serving at
Beech Street Elementary School

8“This year, I learned the world doesn’t need “I”, the world needs “we”. That is the way we go from individuals to communities, from progress to success, and from strangers to family.”
– Neal Hunter, 20, from Eden, NY, serving at
Parker-Varney Elementary School

DSC_0702“This year I learned that the whole school, whole child theory truly works when put into practice. Role modeling for students is a way of life.
– Yulissa Hidalgo, 22, from New York City, NY, serving at
Beech Street Elementary School

To view our extensive collection of photos from our ceremony, click here.

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About CityYear NH

City Year is a nonprofit that unites young people of all backgrounds for a demanding year of full-time service. As tutors, mentors, and role models, these idealistic leaders make a difference in the lives of children, and transform schools and neighborhoods across the US and in South Africa. For more information on how to get involved please call the City Year New Hampshire Recruitment hotline at 603-218-5101.
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