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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

My Story - Vikram Venkatesan

Posted on 03-Mar-15 14:25. Comments (0)

Vikram discuses his finding himself through STLF and his continued involvement in this fantastic organization.

My Story - Aurea Malave

Posted on 02-Feb-15 10:20. Comments (0)

Aurea discuses her experiences with STLF at the Western Illinois University chapter

My Story - Sam Finch

Posted on 16-Dec-14 12:56. Comments (0)

Sam discusses her first time going on a Pay-It-Forward tour and everything she has learned from her wondrous experience with STLF.

My Story - Charu Ganesh

Posted on 10-Sep-14 09:37. Comments (0)

Charu, a student from Michigan State University shares her first PIF experience. She discusses, relationships, experience, peace, and harmony,

My Story - Sarah Crissinger

Posted on 07-Aug-14 11:22. Comments (0)

Sarah, a student from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, shares her thoughts about her PIF Tour experience and some of her learnings from the trip. It's making us excited for this year's tours!!


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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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