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"From organized soccer and basketball to independent rock climbing and hiking, being active has been a way for me to gain confidence, stay healthy, and become a part of groups who pushed me to be better. "
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"Though my time serving as a Patient Navigator in the National Health Corps through the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition takes up a good portion of the week, I still have plenty of time outside of my service position to fill with whatever activities I choose."
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"As a National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps member, my fellow Corps members and I had volunteered there in the beginning of the service year for a group service project. The time I spent volunteering at St. Francis and other organizations serving meals to the homeless population is unforgettable."
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"A valuable lesson we have learned this year is the importance of self-care. As a Care Coordinator at UF Health-Jacksonville Healthy Start, self-care has become a staple to staying motivated and focused in my position."
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"As a National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps member, I saw an opportunity to address this problem for the homeless population of Jacksonville. After collecting pads, tampons, liners, and other hygiene products from friends, coworkers, and community members, I assembled period kits."
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"I am completing my first year with National Health Corps Florida (NHC) but my second year with AmeriCorps and I’m realizing that even with all of my lowest points in AmeriCorps, I gained valuable knowledge and skills."
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"Each day when my alarm goes off the first thought that goes through my head is “I wish I could stay in bed all day,” but as soon as I step through the doors of the dental clinic I remember why I am there and why I wanted to become a National Health Corps AmeriCorps member."
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"The exposure I gained to the most vulnerable community members allowed me to see what problems were most prevalent in this community and to create relationships with a huge range of people."
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