How do you measure a year in the life? (Shout to RENT fans!)

18 May

Hey folks,

So as you can imagine, things are getting pretty hectic as we wind down the year. Public Allies were asked to serve for one academic- length year/ 10 months/ 1700 hours. Most were conducted at our nonprofit Placements, as well as our Continuous Learning (CL) Fridays and Team Service Projects (TSPs).

So how do you measure a year in the life? Here’s what I came up with:

In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of tea

In cubicles, in volunteerism, wall decorations

In phone calls, in documentaries, in leadership panels

One hundred and two thousand, zero minutes

How do you measure a year?

In service, in gratification, in learning, in mileage reports

In service days, in counseling youth, in running work events

In AmeriCorps gear, in potlucks, in museum visits

One hundred and two thousand, zero minutes

How do you measure the life of a Public Ally?

It’s time now to sing out, tho’ the story never ends

Let’s celebrate, remember a year in the life of friends

Remember the growth! Remember the growth! Seasons of growth!

P.S. Here’s the theme song from the Broadway hit!

P.P.S. Can you tell I’m half laughing, half crying as I write this? I am SO corny. 🙂

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One Response to “How do you measure a year in the life? (Shout to RENT fans!)”

  1. Dara June 1, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    Yes, this is definitely corny, but I love it. This really brightened up my morning and made me laugh! Thanks!

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