Week 18

Week in Review Monday, January 13, 2020 Today we started out class as we do with all of our classes: we prayed in, followed by the word of the day. After that we practiced our graduation walk. We did three runs of it and had to work out the rules. On the third run,...

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Week 17

Week in Review Monday, January 6, 2020 It’s amazing what we can do when we put our minds to a specific goal. To achieve that goal is even more amazing. I think it’s safe to say that all of us who have made it this far set a goal to graduate this class. It is now our...

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Week 16

Week in Review Monday, December 30, 2019 Today we started class with a good prayer from our brother Kalan W., which led to a lot of good energy being passed around afterward. We are getting closer to graduation, so everybody seems to becoming more and more anxious. We...

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Week 15

Week in Review Monday, December 23, 2019 Today we took the last test from our Entrepreneurship book, Chapter 14. We were then given another test we knew nothing about. To our surprise, the next test was actually to our skills on following directions. Many of us were...

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Week 14

Week in Review Monday, December 16, 2019 Today class turned out ready to participate in the day’s activities. We began class with a pray-in by our brother Kalan W., followed by a reading of the word of the day from the Kingdom Man Devotional by Nathan W. After this we...

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Week 13

Monday, December 9, 2019 As we gathered in the dayroom this morning, everybody was full of energy and were ready to get the day started. As we were patiently waiting to go to class, we conversed about what we were going to give our last speech about. We were all...

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Week 12

Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 We have listened to many men speak, but none of them have inspired us the way our fellow PEP brothers have. It is absolutely amazing to watch hardened men allow themselves to be vulnerable. The fact is that being in the PEP classroom can cause us...

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Week 11

Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 Today was a lot of fun. We started our 10th speech for our Toastmaster class. We have worked so hard to get to this point of the course. The improvement can be seen in each individual. In the beginning, we were nervous and hardly able to stand in...

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Week 10

Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 Today as we entered the PEP classroom, it seemed like everybody was out of control just to get their IDs. After everyone received their IDs and settled down in their assigned spots, we prayed in. The prayer was short and simple – the person...

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Week 9

Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 Today we were taken on a journey through U.S. history. Rewinding American History allows us to view our country with a different perspective, watching the daily struggles of Americans in the same land we live in today, but before the luxuries of...

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Week 8

Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 Today in class we had Toastmasters. The Toastmaster meeting was facilitated by Mr. Toastmaster, Jonathan G, who did a fantastic job today. The speakers who spoke gave their speeches on our fourth speech topic, “How to Say It,” out the competent...

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Week 7

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 As we woke up to this beautiful Monday morning, some of us got ready to go to Toastmasters or Computer Lab while the rest of us stayed behind in the dorm. We started our day with a cup of coffee to get our minds ready to do some studying. Some of...

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Week 6

Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 Several of us attended Toastmasters this morning while the rest of us spent our morning in the dayroom. Toastmasters is a public speaking course we take in order to overcome our fear of public speaking. We have to be prepared to speak in front of...

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Week 5

Monday, October 14, 2019 Today half of us had the day off from PEP and used it for some much-needed rest and study time. The other half of us had Toastmasters. Toastmasters is a class that helps us develop our public speaking skills. In Toastmasters, we have 10...

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Week 4

Monday, October 7, 2019 Today as we got into the classroom, we picked up our badges and went to our assigned seats. Everybody was so eager to yell “To the back off the room!” as we kicked class off. Our fearless emcee started dancing, and then when he got to the...

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Week 3

Monday, September 16, 2019 After starting out with a prayer, an executive began to teach us Chapter Four in our Living in the Village study guide. We learned about three basic life insurance policies. The first policy we learned about was term life – it is the...

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Week 2

Monday, September 9, 2019 We had Toastmasters in class today. It was an awesome class. We talked about all sorts of things; we even got to say things like what type of animal we would be if we could choose. Some people said they would choose to be tigers, owls, lions,...

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