- In January, 2015, eleven students took a consulting class sponsored by the US State Department.
- We took the knowledge we developed from this class and put it all into an email that shared with the entire Drexel community, we called it....
- We created an email of 5 sections - sections designed to break down the walls that keep us from seeing the commonalities that we all share on Drexel's campus. Starting on April 1st, 2015, we sent a Boost out every day for 21 days as a test...
- April 1st - Sara
- Sara, why did you choose finance as a major?
"Well, when I was little, I used to hear my dad turn on CNBC Money while making his coffee. I would tip-toe into the living room every morning, pull up a chair next to him, and watch the stock markets open as I sipped my tea and he drank his coffee. It became a routine.
After that... it was inevitable really..."
- April 2nd - Kashish
- "I released my first album when I was 9. I tried to get my name out there again when I was 10 with a few professional head shots. I was so excited that I told a friend of mine about them, she promised to keep them secret. The next day everyone at school was making fun of me.
For a moment, I wanted to stop singing all together. Then, the next day my vocal teacher told me:
You were given a gift, don't let anyone have you think differently."
- April 3rd - Ian
- Ian: "Hey, What are you staring at?"
Blake: “What happened to your head?”
Ian: “It was a Shark BITE! I’m joking, sorry, I had a head injury during a wrestling match.”
Blake: “Ohhhh, I have a scar just like yours!”
Blake was a kid I coached while working at a wrestling camp run by Beat the Streets. After camp that day, I asked Blake’s mom about his scar. She told me that he had always tried to hide it.
The next week, Blake- the shy kid with bangs covering his eyes, showed up to camp with a shaved head proudly showing off his scar.
- April 4th: Rachel
- "... I'll be honest, not everything in a relationship is rainbows and sunshine. Sometimes you have to allow yourself to let things go. Take a few deep breathes, move forward, but never forget. Even when you have a bad day, think back and remember all the good things that make the bond with your partner special.
I may not hear from him for months and months at a time, but it's okay... just to have someone and not want anyone else, is incredible."
- April 5th: Jessica
- "My mother spoke to me one day and insisted that I was going to give up my passion of dancing competitively in order to chase a field hockey scholarship.
'This is the better route,' she said.
“Dance is my escape, my shoulder to cry on, and my definitive outlet for self-expression. I am never panicked when I dance, there is no anxiety or stress.When I dance, I am powerful and confident. I am a masterpiece, worth so much to the world.”
- April 6th: Maura
- "My favorite piece has to be a project from Design I titled Black and White.
Imagine it… What was once a flat piece of boring whiteboard is now a work of art. It possesses brilliance, power, intensity, and awe thanks to some acrylic paint.
Preparing for college, I originally thought I’d have to leave my artistic pursuits behind to focus on my core studies so I could eventually slump into a "real" job (like becoming a doctor or lawyer).
Then, I discovered the incredible world of graphic design, which gives me the opportunity to communicate my ideas through pictures and allows me to express my artistic talents in a modern world.
I couldn’t be happier."