MyStory Students in the Community

MyStory Mondays is a weekly digest of our latest posts. Except when it is not. This semester, Project MyStory joined Skribblers Magazine, Inc. to focus wholly on gearing up for a storytelling conference for a group of 5th graders from a local school in Albany, New York.  The conference took place on April 18, and now a group of kids cannot wait to become Great Danes!  This week, we will share some of the UAlbany volunteers’ reflections about their role in bringing this conference to fruition. You may have noticed that public engagement is very important to us Danes. Our MyStory students helped children to bring their stories to life using art, drama, and the written word. Thank you Justin, Khadijah, Daniel, Casey, Franshelis, and Robert! Special thanks to Jessica Richards from UAlbany’s Precizun Step Team. The children LOVED you.



If you would like to volunteer with Project MyStory, click here.  Don’t worry about the deadline!

As this semester comes to a close, we will share some finals week wisdom from our ASC peer advisors, encouragement from some of our seniors and alumni, and the conclusions of last semester’s MyStory bloggers. Are you ready? Let’s roll!


Former ASC Peer Advisor, Sam Source, wants YOU to stay focused as you prepare for finals week. Check out what she has to say here.

Picture of Turkey (The Country)Kayla looks back on her life and she has some lessons that she wants to share with you before she graduates. Her guiding theme last Fall was “Let God Take the Wheel.” This was not her theme because she was particularly religious, but this theme resonated with her, because it spoke to how she learned the hard way about how so many things were outside of her control; and about those things that were in her control that she may have taken for granted.  Click here for Kayla’s past posts, and her conclusion post.



Anik and Simonti blogged last Fall about being Resolutionary. As you may have guessed, both of them wrote about the goals we set, keep and sometimes fail to keep.

“I think that deciding that there are aspects one wants to address in themselves is a courageous first step to self-improvement and it is nothing to ridicule, big or small.”


Established in March 2015, Project MyStory is a community building effort to help students better acclimate to UAlbany and to work more effectively toward their goals. We began in UAlbany’s Academic Support Center (ASC), where you will see many of the posters featured above. We are now co-housed in ASC and in the Center for International Education and Global Strategy (CIEGS).

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