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Explore the blog for posts about STLF, leadership, education, and more; all from the perspective of STLF's National Office Staff and guest bloggers. Feel free to add to the discussion by posting comments. Thanks for following!
We are proud to introduce you to our new Summer Staff Darya Antanovich and Ryan Andert.
Opportunity to volunteer with Youth Frontiers on Courage Retreats for 7th graders
Dream big and take action! Leah and Josh reflect on redesigning STLF's Spring Conference and the results: three days focused on taking action on big ideas.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an opportunity for youth from all around to experience leadership under the values of the Rotary
Nearly two months ago, Bear and Josh decided it was time to buckle down and learn Spanish. Well, time to set a date to buckle down and learn Spanish. May 1st was the date and if you want to see what they're up to and maybe even join in, check it out!
This year, I invite you to join me in celebrating Earth Day. The opportunities to get involved are as endless as your imagination. So do something nice for the Earth, have fun, meet new people and make a difference. Show everyone how much you "LOVE YOUR MOTHER"!
This year we will be facilitating sessions that challenge you to turn ideas in to action to fulfill STLF's mission of "Revealing Leadership through service, relationships, and action." Join us to learn about what's next, post-tour.
Not sure what to do after college? Maybe you want to switch things up for a year and have the time of your life while making a big difference. Check out this opportunity!
A few years ago, my family started collecting our recipes through The Family Cookbook Project. What started as a cookbook with over 500 recipes (YOWZAH!) has truly turned into a family treasure – a scrapbook of sorts, including hundreds of fond family memories and hysterical family photos, as well as four generations of my family’s favorite foods.
Check out this awesome leadership opportunity for full-time employment this summer!
Eight years ago, Abe experienced his first STLF program at age 15. As Tour Season is upon us, Abe reflects on the last eight years.
Pay It Forward Tours aren't all STLF is known for! Check out our Leadership Camps!
The 2013 College Pay It Forward Tour Season begins TODAY! Our celebrations are in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, San Antonio, San Diego, and Washington, DC; can you join us?!
Josh Hansen reflects on his new role as STLF spring staff, the meaning of leadership, and awesome hats.
If a five-day four-night cruise in the Caribbean sounds like fun click the link! We're STLFisizing this shindig with volunteering at different ports in the Bahamas so you can get your service on while enjoying all the sandy warmth of the equator.
Last month at our staff retreat, as we geared up for Tour Season!, we spent time talking about happiness. We learned about the Happiness Advantage and decided to take the 21-day Happiness Advantage Challenge! Join us in unleashing the potential of the advantages of happiness. Come 'on, get happy!
Ethan Boldt tells us of his college experience of spending his birthday on tours over spring break and how those instances have helped to shape his life.
This post was written by Sam Solie - an admirer of the STLF community, and co-founder of the Maven Summit. He's excited to adventure with you sometime soon. So much so that he's offering all STLF alumni $15 off any future trip - just mention you are part of the gang when you apply!
So you’ve been on a couple STLF trips, even led a few, and now you’re sitting there wondering where to unleash all your leadership powers next? Well look no further and go right on through the door to STLF’s neighbor, FINNEGANS.
This past week the STLF national staff met in a cozy cabin on Ham Lake for their annual winter retreat. Joining the family were two new spring staff, Josh Hansen and myself, Leah Martin, both seniors at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Looking back on the 3 day retreat, there were many things that we saw, learned, and did. What was most surprising to me, is what I felt. What I felt was balance.