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Jaime Givens

Jaime Givens is participating in Global Citizen Year through our partnership with the Tufts 1+4 program. Jaime is passionate about social justice and equity. She is involved in Sankofa club, a club that aimed to provide a space where Black students could talk about what they faced in the private school world and our nation, and all white students and teachers could come to listen and engage. Jaime was also a co-president of D4M (Diversity for McDonogh), a member of the Rollins-Luetkemeyer Leader program, and a manager for the Girls Varsity Soccer team. Jaime hopes that her bridge-year experience in Hyderabad will not only improve her leadership skills, but will help her to expand her perspective on the way education influences children in an area where poverty and urban life meet. Her all time favorite quote is by Maya Angelou because it keeps her grounded in hope, it reads: Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I'll rise.


A New Scale of Love

April 16, 2019

As my time in India comes to an end, I have realized the best way to measure how much my host family loves me is by how much food they try to (and most times, successfully) pile on my plate. Before we were placed with our host families we were warned by Global Citizen Year...

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Bahubali: My Favorite Bollywood Film

March 24, 2019

[image: Image result for bahubali] अमरेंद्र बाहुबली यानि के मैं, माहेश्मती की असंख्य प्रजा, धन, मान और प्राण की रक्षा करूंगा। और इसके लिए अगर अपने प्राणों की आहूति भी देनी पड़े तो पीछे नहीं हटूंगा। राजमाता शिवगामी को साक्षी मानकर मैं यह शपथ लेता हूं। एक राजा का धर्म सिर्फ शत्रु को मारना ही...

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I Am Connected

March 12, 2019

[image: image.png] *Courtesy of Tisch College* One of the biggest worries that I had coming into this year abroad in Hyderabad, India was not making connections to the people around me. For one, I couldn’t speak Hindi or Telugu (the state language of Telangana). I stuck out like a sore-thumb due to my big, curly...

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January 3, 2019

Tuk Tuk, Auto Rickshaw, Rickshaw, Auto. One of the first things that pop into your mind when you think of an typical, Indian street. They’re (usually) the cheapest way to get around. They’re the most fun to get around in. They’re an essential part of the Indian experience. However, when you don’t speak Hindi and...

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A Potential Reality: Gaining More Than I Give

October 19, 2018

I was in a Tufts 1+4 orientation session when I scribbled down the phrase that “success can be more abstract.” I scribbled this phrase into my notebook after I asked a question about the potential guilt that will accompany gaining more from my gap year than the community I will be working with. One peer...

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My Why

September 3, 2018

All of you know that I have decided to take a bridge year in lieu of my first year of college and that I will be in Hyderabad, India where I will be working for a social impact organization known as Teach for India.   However, one aspect of my bridge year that you may...

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