A Year of Service and Much More

A year ago, I was hurriedly packing my things in Ohio and preparing to move to Northeast Iowa, a place I had never been before.  I’m not quite sure what I was expecting, but what I found was a welcoming community, wonderful friends, and dedication to creating a local, sustainable food system.  I cannot express how much I have grown and learned in the last year.  I am incredibly lucky to have been surrounded by such great leaders, teachers, and engaged youth. Continue reading

Dance Your Heart Out!

Recently, I had the chance to fuse two things I’m insanely passionate about: Dance Marathon and Food and Fitness.  For anyone who doesn’t know, Dance Marathon (DM) is a nationwide effort to raise funds and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country.  Dance Marathons are typically 12-48 hour events that happen at over 100 colleges.  Many colleges partner with local elementary, middle, and high schools to host mini-marathons.  I was lucky enough to find a group of students and teachers at West Central who were willing to put a lot of heart and soul into hosting a mini-marathon and dancing For The Kids! Continue reading