25 Years

Blog : Profiles of Students, Alumni, and Tutors


Running for (Seeds of) Literacy In Antarctica

What does Seeds of Literacy have to do with what’s commonly known as “The End of the World” in Antarctica? The answer to that question originates four years ago. The Perfect Partnership Margo Hudson (grad, tutor, ambassador, award-winner) works in the United Club at the airport. For the talkative woman
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Long-time tutor Jane Bohne in the classroom

Tutor Spotlight: Jane Bohne’s 22 Years at Seeds

Very few people can say they’ve been a part of the entire transformation of Seeds, from church basements to world-wide online. Jane Bohne is one of the few. She’s volunteered with us for 22 of our 25 years, amassing 2,130* hours of working with students. After college, Jane was a
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A Backyard of their Own: Alumni Check-In: Ashley Wilson

“My children can learn the address and we won’t ever have to move again. No sharing backyards, or driveways. This is OUR home,” said Ashley Wilson. She moved into the newly-renovated, two-story, three-bedroom home  —her very first single-family home— in August 2022. “My favorite room in the house is the
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The Boomerang Staff

As Seeds President Bonnie Entler gives new employees the welcome tour, she introduces coworkers with a little background information, such as “one of the long-time staffers” or “new, just like you!”  But now there’s a growing category of employees — “The Boomerangs” also called “The Returned.” These are the staff
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[VIDEO] 25th: The Year Was 1997

1997 was an eventful year.  In the United States, it began with Bill Clinton being sworn in for his second term, with Madeline Albright becoming the first woman to serve as Secretary of State. In the skies overhead, the Hale-Bopp Comet lit up the night skies. Culturally, there were many
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Seeds Celebrates Tutors for National Volunteer Week

April 18 – April 2022 “We won’t do it,” they said. “We refuse to choose just one.” But each Site Coordinator had to do just that when they selected a tutor to represent all of the wonderful volunteers at Seeds during Volunteer Appreciation Week. Make no mistake, every tutor is
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Alumni Check-In: Transformation of Paul Mlady

“If every education program was run the same way as Seeds, there’d be no dropout rate in this country. The one-to-one attention, the obvious caring, these are the things that make a huge difference.”  “Some students need more individual attention, and I was one of them, ” said 2017 GED
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Tutor Profile Sharon Vejdovec

Tutor Profile: The Teacher Who Never Really Retired

Most people dream about retirement, especially those who worked 12-plus-hour-days regularly. But when you do what you love, you never work a day in your life. For those people, retirement isn’t just bittersweet, it’s downright daunting. For 42 years, Seeds tutor Sharon Vejdovec worked in elementary schools as a teacher
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