Meet the April Credit-Bearing Team
Durham, New Hampshire, April 22nd-29th
These seven young people are participating in our Credit-Bearing Program with a concentration on Writing and Art. They are coming from across the state of New Hampshire. Their FFI journey will help them develop their communication, empathetic debating, and public speaking skills. At the end of their program, they will be eligible for 2 credits transferable to their high school.
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Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, gymnastics, walking the dog, reading, playing cards, cooking
If she were an animal: Jaguar
If she were a plant: Kelp
Favorite Book: Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Favorite Quote: "Moments of joy, too many to mention"- Eileen Hession
Issues she is passionate about: Polarizing Ideas/ lack of ability to communicate and overall lack of confidence.
Envisionment as a Leader: “When I picture myself as a leader it means to me taking in input from others and making and executing a plan of action, as well as taking into account all aspects of who and what will be affected by any decisions made.”
Hobbies: Softball, painting, knitting, sculpting, chess, and band.
If she were an animal: Pigeon
If she were a plant: Strawberry
Favorite Book: Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan
Favorite Quote: "Take a deep breath and remember who you are."
Issues she is passionate about: Communication in schools regarding school events and a national loss of empathy.
Envisionment as a Leader: “I imagine myself speaking to people with the intention to inspire and to bring people together.”
Hobbies: Reading, baking, running
If she were an animal: Dolphin
If she were a plant: Rhododendron
Favorite Book: “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens
Favorite Quote: "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor" - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Issues she is passionate about: Littering and inclusion on athletic teams.
Envisionment as a Leader: “When I imagine myself as a leader I see myself helping people with all sorts of things, from reaching their goals to everyday tasks.”
Hobbies: Reading, designing houses, running, and photography.
If she were an animal: Fish
If she were a plant: Weeping willow
Favorite Book: the Cranberry Bog Series
Favorite Quote: “You can either experience the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The choice is yours.” —Unknown
Issues she is passionate about: Funding for mill towns and the Environment/ Impacts of Climate Change
Envisionment as a Leader: “Being the lead in the musical theater dance at my studio is the first leadership scenario that comes to mind. As the lead you are the role model for the other dancers in the group and are responsible for helping out everyone.”
Hobbies: Tennis and karate
If she were an animal: Bald eagle
If she were a plant: Olive tree
Favorite Book: Alanna by Tamora Pierce
Favorite Quote: “Nothing is impossible”
Issues she is passionate about: Lack of diversity awareness and income inequality.
Envisionment as a Leader: “I imagine treating everyone equally and well. But I would not be a leader unless I know what it is like to be in the roles of the people below the leader. Everyone would be happy and people would not fight. It would be inclusive and everyone would get a chance to speak their mind.”
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, playing golf, baseball, playing the African djembe and shekere, going to museums, and volunteering.
If he were an animal: Addax
If he were a plant: Strawberry
Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Favorite Quote: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” - Walt Disney
Issues he is passionate about: Drug use amongst youth and Bullying
Envisionment as a Leader: “I imagine myself delegating tasks and responsibilities, but also being involved in the work of those that I am leading.”
Name: Summer Hayes
Hobbies: Running, playing badminton, going for walks, and biking
If she were an animal: Butterfly
If she were a plant: Venus fly trap
Favorite Book: Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Favorite Quote: “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”- Dead Poets Society
Issues she is passionate about: Bullying in schools and kids using nicotine.
Envisionment as a Leader: “I imagine myself in front of a bunch of people telling them what to do. Kind of like a teacher role.”
Creativity, self expression, and writing skills
Number of Participants
Number of Leaders
3 (includes FFI Staff and Alumni)
Ages of Students
Art, music, sports, reading
Provide a Scholarship
In order for FFI to make these programs 100% tuition-free for accepted applicants, we rely upon individuals, companies, and foundations to donate towards scholarships. If you would like to do so, please click the button below for an online gift or mail a check to our Headquarters at 1 Morgan Way, Durham, NH 03824. Please be sure to include a note directing your funds.
One full scholarship equals $3,000, but gifts of all sizes make an impact on the lives of the youth participants.