Entries by jdevoll

The Power of Commitment

People sometimes ask me what I do. I usually give them a quick rundown of the activities of StudentReach. We speak to students about suicide, exploitation, and civility. We take students on trips to develop themselves and volunteer.

Thursdays In Baja

Thursdays are always an emotional day in Baja. Around noon we stand around in an oddly shaped circle and pass keys around. The keys belong to the brand-new house that is standing behind a Mexican family that is usually weeping with joy.

Falling In Love With Yosemite

As we drove through the winding hills on the way up to Yosemite I taught our refugee students a very valuable lesson. I explained a tradition that goes back as long as anyone can remember.

Finding Hope at the Village

Erika was referred to us by her pastor. She was struggling to make it on her own. Erika is a single mom with two kids. Her oldest, Eder is 6 years old and Alex is 3 years old.


Expedition: Wilderness was HUGE success this Spring. With two life coaching camps taking place, one in Northern California and the other on the Oregon coast

Life Coaching and Mentoring

Almost every person who has found success in life has a mentor or two they can thank. Unfortunately in our nation today 1 out of 3 kids won’t have a mentor