Tag Archives: Kati Fratesi

A definite success all around!

Remember when I talked about that finish line in my earlier blog? Yes, we just past it and we past it finishing in 1st place! A class of 12 dedicated Honors students has raised more than $4,000 dollars for shipping … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Awareness campaigns, Charity, Education, Uncategorized, University of South Florida, USF Honors College | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Fall of Mortenson

And so it happens, “Another hero bites the dust”, says MTV founder Tom Freston. This remark is in light of the recent scandal involving Greg Mortenson. Greg Mortenson is mountain climber, best-selling author, and philanthropist. His tales of bravery, courage, … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Stones into Schools, Three Cups of Tea | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Other Impact of Education

As the semester draws closer to an end, I’ve started reflecting on my own life and wondering what impact education has made on my life.  Without education, I wouldn’t have been blessed with the many opportunities I’ve been blessed with, … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Change, Education, Partner organizations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gratitude for a Great Semester

Today in class we received one of the last assignments we will have for the semester.  It was to begin writing well-deserved thank you letters to all the people and organizations that have helped us be so successful.  But first … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Change, Education, Mac Dill Air Force Base, University of South Florida, USF Honors College | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An “Educational” Day

Today, our class received one of the greatest opportunities and privileges we could have ever asked for as regular civilians—we were allowed a detailed tour of the MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa! A field trip in college? How cool is … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Air Force, Education, Mac Dill Air Force Base, University of South Florida | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Super People Doing Amazing Things

Wow. The semester is nearly ¾ of the way through, and April 1st is right around the corner. Who would have thought that our class would accomplish all that it has in the past three months? In three short months, … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Awareness campaigns, Education, Partner organizations, Social media, USF Bulls Market | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

$12.95 to ship a dream!

As we sat in class and discussed our progress on our end of the year goals, I realized Kati and I totally forgot about our money situation. For every APO box we send to Afghanistan, it costs $12.95. Doesn’t seem … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Awareness campaigns, Education, Shipping, University of South Florida, USF Bulls Market, USF Housing and Residential Education | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hunting for School Supplies!

This past week Kati and I went on five hunts. Yes, FIVE hunts! I almost felt like the pirate Jack Sparrow trying to find the lucrative treasure. The lucrative treasure being our twenty boxes of school supplies. To better organize … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Awareness campaigns, Education, Partner organizations, Social media, University of South Florida, USF Honors College, USF Housing and Residential Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Events, Events, Events!

HRH Edward of Wales once wrote, “He who whispers down a well about the goods he has to sell will never make as many dollars as he who climbs a tree and hollers.” In order to promote our school supplies … Continue reading

Posted in Awareness campaigns, USF Bulls Market, USF Housing and Residential Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Working hard to achieve our goals

This Tuesday was a super busy day for me. Not only was I dreading a class PowerPoint presentation (which I’m pretty sure I aced!), but I had two opportunities to speak to some student organizations about School Supplies for Afghan … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Awareness campaigns, Partner organizations, Partner schools, USF Housing and Residential Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment