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Welcome to the STLF Blog!

Explore the blog for posts about STLF, leadership, education, and more; all from the perspective of STLF's National Support Office Staff and guest bloggers. Feel free to add to the discussion by posting comments. Thanks for following!

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Alumni Profile: Patrick Cauley

Patrick Cauley is from Minnetonka, Minnesota and graduated from University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2017. Patrick is now an engineer at OATI in Minneapolis, MN.

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A Year Of Changes: Reflecting on One Year Working at STLF

As my first full year of being on staff comes up, I’ve been thinking a lot about my first year and how 2017 was a year of transition for me.

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Alumni Profile: LaShaunda Newsom

LaShaunda joined the UMN-Duluth chapter in 2015, and went on her first PIF tour in 2016. She led middle school and high school tours, and is now getting her masters in Leadership and Student Affairs at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

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Alumni Profile: Irene Fernando

Irene is one of the co-founders of STLF. Irene, Isaiah (STLF’s Executive Director), and Claire (STLF's Communications and Development Fellow) sat down over a cup of coffee and a doughnut for this profile, this is their conversation.

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Announcing the First Ever STLF Alumni Board!

For the first time ever, a group of STLF Alumni from different states, with different stories and professional backgrounds, are coming together to help create the inaugural STLF Alumni Board.

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Continue Paying It Forward: Give to the Max 2017

Give to the Max has become a tradition at STLF. We are excited to invite you to join us for call nights, our Facebook Live Stream, and for the actual day of Giving on November 16th!

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Alumni Profile: Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor has a long history with STLF. As a student, she went on tours, was on bus core, and was involved with leadership camps. Now, she works at the University of Michigan as a Success Coach and is part of STLF's Alumni Committee.

Time 14:18

This Year, We Build

STLF does not run any programs in September, but this is one of our busiest seasons. Our network truly comes alive this time of year. Students, leaders, teachers, and supporters are shrugging off the heat and slowness of August and thinking about what’s possible this year.

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Board Update - September 2017

I continue to be humbled by the opportunity to serve an organization like STLF. As an STLF alum that has seen firsthand the organization’s impact on people and communities, I feel it is our duty to help STLF continue to be world changing organization it has been while encouraging the organization and team to continue to think bigger and lead bravely.

Time 12:21

Less Than A Handful

STLF may build emotional intelligence outcomes better than anything else we do.

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Why STLF Matters: Experience

STLF gives young people a first chance at leadership.

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Archive—PMA, All the Way!

To ensure wise, old blogs the attention they deserve, we have added this new series: From the Archives!

Time 11:47

Why STLF Matters: Resources

An integral part of the STLF strategy is providing students with resources.

Time 10:53

Leading Everywhere

STLF prepares, equips, and motivates youth leaders to bring the impact of their experiences and leadership into their academic and professional fields.

Time 10:51

Tour Stories

In just a short 6-week time span we had 15 High School Tours and 27 College Tours traveling across the US, serving communities, and taking action!

Time 11:16

Something More

During her first college tour season on staff, Thelmy reflects on her STLF journey.

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Archive—Is this Real Life?

To ensure wise, old blogs the attention they deserve, we have added this new series: From the Archives!

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Why STLF Matters: Ownership

Being a leader isn’t about having a title but assuming responsibility, responding to crises, and being proactive. STLF provides first-chance opportunities for this kind of leadership.


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