Guest Blogger Cheryl Turner Reflects on the Writing Workshop

I was diagnosed with Degenerative Joint Disease in November 2008, declared disabled and was no longer able to perform physical labor. I decided I needed to go back to school to update my education and job skills. When I first heard about Free Minds I was just finishing up a computer and job readiness certificate … Continue reading

Free Minds Offers Community Creative Writing Workshops

This spring Free Minds is offering a unique opportunity to explore your creative potential, share your stories, and improve your comfort and skill as a writer. In partnership with Foundation Communities, we are hosting a free eight-week writing workshop at the Trails at Vintage Creek apartments (7224 Northeast Drive). Every Monday evening between February 28 … Continue reading

Guest Blogger and Free Minds Volunteer Amanda Brown Reflects on Food and Community

Close your eyes as tightly as you can. Clear your mind of the busyness and worries of the day. Now bring to the forefront of your mind your favorite memories. Take a deep breath. Let the oxygen fill your lungs, and you are lost in those happy times. You see familiar faces, hear laughter, and … Continue reading

Treat Us to Dinner!

Each Free Minds evening opens with students and their children sharing a community meal. It’s a chance for everyone to transition from the day’s demands and start the conversation in an informal environment. The meal gives children an opportunity to spend time with their parents in a classroom setting and allows students to bond before … Continue reading

Michelle Faires ’07 Reflects on Coming Together

This summer I had the opportunity to see the Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soleil show as well as Sir Paul McCartney himself in concert. For all you alumni out there who took last fall’s theater class, you’ll recall VivĂ©’s “goal index cards.” Experiencing the music of the Beatles performed live was one of my top … Continue reading