Stories

Our 2017 Scholarship Recipients

On June 14th, LifeFAQs awarded our second two scholarships at New London High School through the Amy Ford Miyashiro Memorial Scholarship Fund. This year, we had seven candidates applied this semester and the committee again narrowed it down to two choices. As we did...

We Love Our Mentors!

Last week, the LifeFAQs team hosted an appreciation luncheon for our mentors. It was the first opportunity we have had to bring our mentor teams together from the two schools we support that work in 3 unique programs. The 12 attendees ate a delicious meal, catered by...

How I Became a Tutor

I started tutoring at the end of 2015 in Algebra and it was a wonderful experience. When I started I did not know what to expect I was blessed with an opportunity to tutor a student who was ready to diligently work on Math to get her grade up. As time went on and I...

Silent Auction Raises Over $5K!

At f2fmi's annual Fall Vision Gala, a silent auction was held in order to benefit LifeFAQs. The auction was held in the foyer of the Mystic Marriott before dinner was served at the Gala. Trevor Hager, who performed at the Gala, also emceed the auction. We had 21...

Another Successful Mentor Training

On Monday, November 21st, we hosted our second mentor information session at Huntington Street Baptist Church in New London. The purpose of the training session was to meet interested volunteers, present them with an overview of the LifeFAQs program, and provide them...

September Mentor Training

Wednesday night, Kate performed a training for ten prospective LifeFAQs mentors. Kate trained them on the needs of youth, both on a national level and locally. In addition, we defined mentorship and then discussed what our response can be to the needs of at-risk...

In the Words of a Mentor’s Child…

It’s worth it. What’s worth it? Mentoring a high school student who is struggling with drug addiction is worth it. You may even be able to save that student’s life. As we all have heard in the news, drug use is a rising issue in our country. However, it is not only a...

So… What is an Ethical Fitness Coach?

An Ethical Fitness Coach is the face of LifeFAQs at a public school. Our coach is responsible for teaching our sole-source curriculum in an assembly, classroom, or an after-school club. Our coaches provide information and inspiration as they help students identify...

A Year of Innovation at NLHS

As our flagship school, NLHS benefits from our growing volunteer mentoring program where freshman hear Ethical Fitness Coach, Tom Miyashiro on a monthly basis and then work through his curriculum, Here to There. Then, on a weekly basis, mentors help freshman with...

Success for LifeFAQs in Norwich

This year, LifeFAQs launched a brand new site at Teachers’ Memorial Sixth Grade Academy in Norwich, CT. The site opened up to us after several successful assemblies in 2014-2015 with American Idol Contestants Phil Stacey and Trevor Hager. Over the last year and a...

Our First Two Scholars Awarded!

On June 20th, LifeFAQs awarded its first two scholarships at New London High School through the Amy Ford Miyashiro Memorial Scholarship Fund. Five candidates applied this semester and the committee deliberated for several days before narrowing it down to two choices....

Announcing the AFM Scholarship Committee

Throughout March and April, teachers from NLHS referred exceptional students to be considered for the first ever Amy Ford Miyashiro Scholarship. These students then had to fill out an application detailing their GPA, grades in their science and math classes, intended...

Jacob Commander: An Inbound Success Story

Jacob Commander was one of the first students to enter into the Inbound Program at NLHS this year. When he was first referred to Inbound he had an English grade of 36 and was struggling to keep up with his classwork. However, after just a little more than a month in...

The Legacy of a Life

This school year has been monumental for LifeFAQs at New London High School, from the new contracted partnership with the school to its establishment and success of the Inbound classroom program. Now, LifeFAQs is proud to introduce a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded...

Our First Assembly in Massachusetts

On January 15, 2016, LifeFAQs broke ground at our first school assembly in Massachusetts. It was also our first out-of-state assembly. Berkshire Christian school invited us to bring our Here to There assembly program to encourage and motivate their students. The...

Why Become a Mentor?

At LifeFAQs, we believe that mentoring is of crucial importance in making a difference in the lives of teenagers. Mentoring engages the community to participate in creating solutions to the issues we face regarding youth and family. We also believe the old saying is...

Proactive Student Intervention at NLHS

LifeFAQs has served at New London High School since 2008 and has worked in a variety of contexts where the school has expressed a need. In the first two years at NLHS, the LifeFAQs team gained valuable experience delivering our curriculum in the Alternative Discipline...