Current Americas Teams

 

On this page, you can find all the information about our current Americas teams! Team Twine Shakers completed their Skill Building Phase in November 2017 and are now in their Community Building Phase. Team Raiders For Change is currently in their Community Building Phase.

Team International Sisterhood

 

FFI is excited to announce our first all-female team! This team from Spaulding High School will be the pilot team for our program focused on young women’s empowerment and leadership. They traveled to Northern Ireland over their April Break in 2019 and met with women leaders in business, politics, science, and the arts from around the world. If you are interested in meeting this team, contact Chelsea at chelsea@ff.international!​

Meet Team International Sisterhood
Kimberly
Stacy
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Taralee
Interests: Listening to music, drawing, knitting, singing, and spending time with my pets, Band, lighting crew for SHS plays
Favorite Quote: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.” - Acts 18:9
My Role Models: My mom, my old biology teacher, and God
Kaylin
Interests: Dance, paint, and listen to music. Student council and runs social media for class
Favorite Quote: “Be the girl who decided to go for it.” - Sabrina Cadini
My Role Models: Three role models in my life would be my mom, my dance teacher Sammy, and my homeroom teacher Mrs. Cunha.
Madison
Interests: Art, sports, hanging out with friends, Basketball, soccer, National honors society, French honors society, interact, student council
Favorite Quote: “Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.” - Robert T. Kiyosaki
My Role Models: Mrs Famulari, Mike, and Catherine
Allison
Interests: Hiking, Climbing, Running, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field, Class Council
Favorite Quote: “Today, you have 100% of your life left.” - Tom Landry
My Role Models: Hillary Clinton, Taylor Swift, Milo Ventimigilia
Jenna
Interests: Tumbling, Soccer, Track, Cheerleading, Gymnastics
Favorite Quote: “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” - J.K. Rowling
My Role Models: Sister, father, and Jenn Suhr
Josie
Interests: Sports, playing with my dogs, hanging out with my friends, Soccer, Interact club, National Honors Society, French Honors Society
Favorite Quote: “Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.” - Alice Morse Earle
My Role Models: My aunt, Anne Brown, my mom, and my sister
Frankie
Interests: SHS volleyball, Seacoast volleyball
Favorite Quote: “smile even though you’re sad”
My Role Models: brendon urie, my mom, my dad
Taylor
Interests: NHS, FHS, class council, interact, SALT, soccer, basketball
Favorite Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” - Wayne Gretzky
My Role Models: Ann MacGregor, Jesus, and Mark Parenteau.
Zoey
Interests: AFJROTC, wrestling, Lacrosse, Latin Club/Honor Society, Civil Air Patrol, Student & Princples Councils, & Athletic Leadership Team
Favorite Quote: “A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.” - Alexander Hamilton
My Role Models: Karlee Drew, Alexander Hamilton, Rosa Parks
Tatiana
Interests: Shopping, reading, calligraphy
Favorite Quote: “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” - Swami Sivananda
My Role Models: My three role models are my mother, my father, and my uncle.
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Spaulding High School
Founded:

1939

Neighborhood:

Rochester, New Hampshire, United States

 

Community Demographics:

Spaulding High School is a public school in Rochester, NH with a student population of over 1500. Academics are complemented by a full range of extracurricular activities including drama, sports, music, and vocational clubs and planned social events.
Rochester, known as the Lilac City, has faced its share of economic and social challenges with an estimated 40% of students receiving free or reduced lunches. Strafford County, where the city is located, has the second highest opioid problem in the state, according to a recent report released by the New Hampshire Drug Monitoring Initiative.
Despite its challenges, the city of Rochester encourages community engagement and is home to multiple non-profits and community organizations such as the Rochester Opera House and the Monarch School of New England.

Team Building Phase Meetings
Dec. 15: Holiday Volunteering
New team volunteered together, making Christmas stockings for the food pantry in their school.
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Feb 27: Team Building Seminar
The team came together for a whole weekend to complete their Team Building Seminar with help from Americas Program alumni and FFI Staff.
Feb 20: Table of Plenty Soup Kitchen
Members of the team volunteered together at Table of Plenty Soup Kitchen in Maine!
Feb 17: Full Day at FFI
The team played ice breakers, went over the FFI Recipe, worked on their group rules, created two shopping lists, prepared lunch, shopped for Crossroads wishlist items, dropped off the items, and took tour of Crossroads.
Dec. 15: Holiday Volunteering
New team volunteered together, making Christmas stockings for the food pantry in their school.
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Raiders for Change: Spaulding High School

 
Community Building Phase Meetings
November 4th: Leadership Conference
The Raiders for Change presented their FFI experience to a conference of youth leaders from across the Northeast!
Oct. 15: Regrouping
The team discussed how their Social Action Project, Raider for a Day, is progressing. They heard feedback from some of the kids they've helped and created a better system for communicating with the schools!
Sept. 5th: Presenting the Project
The moment of truth! The Raiders for Change presented their Raider for a Day project to the Rochester School Board and assembled principals of Rochester's elementary schools. The idea got a warm reception and the project got the green light!
August 29th: Promoting FFI
The team presented their FFI stories to the classes of 2020 and 2021 at Spaulding High School. They got a great reception and FFI is already planning the next team!
August 22nd: Planning the Project
After lots of research, the Raiders for Change decided to sit down and plan out their project, Raider for a Day, in detail. This went quickly as each participant was able to feed off each other's ideas!
August 1st: Leadership Overnight
The team came together for an overnight with a team from our Middle East program! They lead icebreakers, listened to speeches, and shared their plans for their Social Action Project.
July 9th: Meeting Team Shivis
One of the Raiders hosted Team Shivis for a BBQ with the American team. The two teams got along swimmingly! Some of Team Shivis had met the Raiders during their Skill Building Phase back in April!
June 22nd: Brainstorming
One of the first meetings back in the US, the team met to catch up and then brainstorm for their big project.
June 4th: Rochester Rotary
6 members of the team attended a meeting of the Rochester, NH Rotary Club and gave a presentation about their FFI experiences.
May 24th: FFI Board Meeting
Several members of the team attending the FFI Board meeting and shared experiences from their Skill Building Phase.
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Skill Building Phase
Team Building Phase Meetings
Mar. 24: Red Cross Food Pantry
Raiders for Change spent a day with the American Red Cross in Boston volunteering at the American Red Cross Food Pantry.
Mar. 16-18: Team Building Seminar
During the team's Team Building Seminar they chose a team name, Raiders For Change, designed a logo, chose speech partners, and volunteered.
Mar. 16: Noam Visit
The team enjoyed a visit and lunch with 2018 Foley Fellow, Noam Azriel Baranovsky.
Mar. 4th: Calendar Fundraiser
The team continues to raise funds through things like the Calendar Fundraiser.
Feb. 26th: Pease Greeters
Another early morning with the Pease Greeters included a rendition of the national anthem!
Feb. 9th: Comedy Night Fundraiser
A night filled with laughs, this sold-out fundraising event raised $1,000.
Jan. 28th: Monadnock Lodge
As part of their Team Building activities, the team visited with elderly folks at the Monadnock Lodge in Exeter.
Jan 20th: Donuts Fundraiser
The team raised money by selling and delivering Krispy Kreme Donuts. They sold 3,756 donuts!
Dec 16th: Pease Greeters
The team joined the Pease Greeters to welcome home a 4:45 am flight!
Dec. 10th: Parent's Day Out
The team offered an afternoon of childcare for local parents to raise money for their Skill Building Phase. Activities with the kids included writing letters to Santa, playing games, and enjoying pizza donated by Pizza Hut, Papa Gino's, Dominos, and Little Caesars.
Dec. 7th: Poinsettia Fundraiser
In collaboration with Wentworth Greenhouses, the SHS Team raised money by selling pointsettias.
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