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Everyone has a story to tell. Here is a collection of stories related to STLF submitted by students, parents, supporters, partners, and more. Explore the stories, post comments, and submit one of your own to be posted soon! Thanks for reading!

My Story - Kaitlynn Roben

Posted on 13-May-16 11:54. Comments (1)

My Story - Amelia Smith

Posted on 13-May-16 11:48. Comments (1)

My Story - Kindra Petersen

Posted on 13-May-16 11:38. Comments (0)

Kindra went on tour with 37 strangers and gained friendships she refuses to let go of!

My Story - Mitch Rand

Posted on 13-May-16 11:28. Comments (0)

My Story - Kelsey Fraley

Posted on 13-May-16 11:15. Comments (0)

My Story - Alyssa Iverson

Posted on 23-Feb-16 15:05. Comments (0)

Alyssa found another family through STLF!

My Story - Michele Vang

Posted on 23-Feb-16 14:46. Comments (0)

Michelle is shy and and introvert. STLF made her feel welcome and helped her grow.

My Story - Kana Vang

Posted on 23-Feb-16 14:08. Comments (0)

Kana started with STLF as a freshman in high school, check out her journey.

My Story - Lydia Reardon

Posted on 23-Feb-16 13:58. Comments (0)

Lydia only knew two people on her bus when it left River Falls but she gained confidence and a passion for doing good via the PIF Tour.

My Story - Jamal Haidari

Posted on 23-Feb-16 13:34. Comments (0)

Jamal is done with PIF tours as he has graduated from college, but his learnings will stick with him forevermore.

My Story - Natalie Konopka

Posted on 23-Feb-16 12:16. Comments (0)

Natalie's whole world view changed after her first PIF Tour! Like so many she jumped on a bus without knowing exactly what she was doing, and ha never regretted it.

My Story - Lukas Tenuta

Posted on 23-Feb-16 11:47. Comments (0)

Lukas almost didn't go on tour! His SO glad he did! Read as he tells us about the importance of teamwork, positive outlooks, and quality time!

My Story - Rita Worth

Posted on 16-Feb-16 12:55. Comments (0)

STLF shaped Rita's college experience and prepared her for the future. It gave her the opportunity and support needed in first time leadership significantly before any other organization.

My Story - Josh Misso, Michigan State

Posted on 11-Feb-16 14:10. Comments (0)

Josh Misso reflects on his journey through three years with STLF and how his experiences have shaped him into the leader he is today.

My Story - MSU - Mankato 2016 Bus Core

Posted on 12-Jan-16 16:11. Comments (0)

Inspired by their first STLF experience, MSU-Mankato Bus Core talks about their upcoming tour.

My Story - Nick Haeny

Posted on 07-Dec-15 15:53. Comments (1)

Nick has been on tour every year for the last 20% of his life!

My Story - Maddie Woiwode

Posted on 27-Oct-15 13:59. Comments (0)

Maddie felt immediately welcomed to her first STLF meeting... and six years later, there is no stopping her! Her heartwarming story of overcoming life obstacles is as inspiring as she.

My Story - Lexi LaPearl

Posted on 22-Oct-15 10:00. Comments (0)

Lexi, high school junior, was blown away by the impact she and her peers were able to make!

My Story - Frankie Lill

Posted on 21-Sep-15 11:15. Comments (0)

Frankie tells heartfelt stories, provides insight into leadership, personal growth, and mature decisions. We can learn so much from her, and are so excited to share this My Story with you.

My Story - Manasee Bharathan

Posted on 10-Sep-15 15:31. Comments (0)

Manasee was Bus Core on her first ever STLF experience, she gained much and grew even more.

My Story - Amber Willingham

Posted on 23-Jun-15 11:17. Comments (0)

Brave Amber jumped on her first tour without knowing anyone, got hooked, and she hasn't looked back since!

My Story - Mady Roman

Posted on 02-Jun-15 12:24. Comments (0)

University of Wisconsin-River Falls student, Mady talks about breaking out of her shell.

My Story - Madhura Pradhan

Posted on 18-May-15 09:23. Comments (0)

High School student, Madhura, tells us about her first PIF Tour experience.

My Story - Ciera Lucich

Posted on 21-Apr-15 14:15. Comments (0)

Ciera, a student from Illinois State University reflects on her STLF learnings, as graduation approaches.

My Story - Jennifer Chounlakone

Posted on 18-Mar-15 12:39. Comments (0)

Read Jennifer's story! Find about how STLF has influenced her through the years.


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My Story - Kaitlynn Roben

Kaitlynn had a kindred experience on her first PIF Tour that strengthened her path toward a life in human services

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