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2019 KAC Girls Surprise Mentor With Baby Shower

A few weekends ago the 2019 KAC girls Explorer team surprised one of their Mentors with a baby shower. Their Mentor, Anita Robertson, was blown away by the planning, time, and thoughtfulness her Explorers put into throwing the shower for her. Due to the pregnancy, Anita will not be able to attend her team’s Summer Wilderness Trip mountain biking in Colorado. When the girls found out she would not be attending, they immediately started planning the surprise baby shower. In her own words, Anita reflects on her time as a Mentor and the surprise her team recently made:

New Mentor Feature: Caroline Hammond

Caroline Hammond is the Program Director for the Texas Cultural Trust, a statewide arts non-profit, advocating for the role of the arts in education. She leads the development of a technology intensive high school arts curriculum implemented in more than 250 schools across the state. The Trust also studies the impact of creative learning on student outcomes. The Trust is developing a grassroots campaign funded  by the Houston Endowment to research, district-by-district, the access Texas public school children currently have to arts education.  Previously, Caroline worked for the United States Department of Education in the Office of Postsecondary Education, for the Texas Legislature House  Higher Education Committee, and interned for the First Lady at the White House. Caroline, an Austin native, is a graduate of Pepperdine  University earning a BA in Art History and French. She is a member of the Junior League of Austin, a founding member of EngageATX, serves on the Austin Film Society INDIEpendents committee and the SXSWedu Advisory Board. Outside of work, Caroline is an avid cook, tennis player and considers herself to be a high functioning hippie. Caroline loves to hike, spend time at town lake, and walking in her neighborhood, Clarksville. Caroline became a mentor with Explore Austin to encourage girls to be brave, not perfect, and to live into the fullness of who they are meant to be. Caroline is still learning this herself.

 Explore Austin is excited to have Caroline on the Class of 2022 team and looks forward to the impact she will have in the lives of her Explorers! Click HERE to read about more of our awesome mentors! 

Good Fight Fitness Continues to Support Explore Austin

Here at Explore Austin we work to serve our city by staying active both physically and in our communities. Local fitness specialist and Explore Austin Mentor, Greg Galindo, is achieving the same end through his company Good Fight Fitness.

Wanted: A new class of Mentors ready to change lives

Since 2006, seventy of Austin’s best and brightest have stepped up to make a difference in our community. They each committed to changing the lives of underserved youth – a vulnerable population waiting for a chance to be leaders.

Announcing Explore Austin's Partnership with Good Fight Fitness

Here at Explore Austin we work to serve our city by staying active both physically and in our communities. Local fitness specialist and Explore Austin Mentor, Greg Galindo, is achieving the same end through his company Good Fight Fitness.

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