Author Archives: ladanbarnes

I Can’t Explain It

Where has the time gone? When I use to say this in the beginning it was with that familiar feeling of just filling in space with words that could be relatable. Time never stops is something we all can agree … Continue reading

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Tough Love

As camp goes on, the kids get antsier and antsier. Just when I thought this was getting easier. The kids demand more of me. The first three weeks consisted of smooth sailings and redirection here and there, but these weeks … Continue reading

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22 Going On 52, Glorious!

Hello Readers! Another week has gone and sometimes it is easy to forget how I originally came to Lower Lights. From my fellowship description I expected to be a drug and alcohol prevention instructor and nothing more. Now, although I … Continue reading

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Catching the Breeze

Hello readers!  Week 5 of my fellowship has been a whirlwind. This week we attended a 4H farm in Sunbury, Ohio. On our way to the farm, I discussed how we should respect the farm and the animals that live … Continue reading

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Keeping Up with the Kids

Hello Readers!  Last week I finished preparing our summer camp curriculum. The week went by extremely fast as we prepared to serve about 32 kids starting Monday, June 24th. My curriculum focuses on social emotional learning and drug prevention. Along … Continue reading

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Where Is Safe?

Hello readers! This week was filled with learning and expanding my knowledge on how to reach an audience in which I am not as familiar. The week screamed of cultural competency and cultural humility for me. In order to truly … Continue reading

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The Guidance of Lower Lights

Welcome to the beginning of my blog! My name is Ladan Barnes and I am a 2019 Summer Fellow with the Columbus Foundation. During my time as a fellow, I will be stationed at the Non Profit,  Lower Lights Ministries. … Continue reading

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