Meanderings: Peter’s Farewell

Written by Peter, Sales Manager and Hero Leader at Guard Up It is with a mix of optimism and sadness that I announce that I will be ending my role as a Guard Up instructor and manager on Sunday, April 30.  In the time I have been at Guard Up I have met incredibly...

Meanderings: The Coolest Magic Prize Ever

Your kid is sitting at a table, looking at their cards intently. It’s so quiet that you can almost hear the other player grinding their teeth out of anticipation. What is your kid’s next move? After studying their creatures and mana, they make...

Look for us on NPR

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Meanderings: Why do you do what you do?

Written by our founder, Meghan Gardner Why do you do what you do? If you don’t stop and ask yourself why you do the work you do, at least once in awhile, then you might never know if your work makes you truly happy. I try to ask myself this regularly so that I...

Meanderings: A Dangerous Game

Written by our founder, Meghan Gardner When I was young, I had an interesting relationship with Fear.  Living on a horse farm out in the country, a child had to be rather creative to find entertainment.  During the spring season, there would be occasional...

Meanderings: Words that broke my heart

Written by our founder, Meghan Gardner As many of you know, I spend time each week volunteering for Hospice. Over the many months of sitting and chatting with my 90 year old patient, listening to his stories, laughing and drying tears, I have grown deeply fond of...

Meanderings: Thank You

For this meanderings, we wanted to thank you, our members, for building such a supportive community over the years, and for making it possible for us to do what we do. We’re always trying to come up with new ways to get the word out about our programs, and...

Meanderings: Girls Making History

You may already know that we hosted a Girls In Science Photoshoot, and we are happy to say we had a great turnout! We have officially sent off a copy of the photograph along with an actual metal gauntlet (as part of our challenge) to Scientific American Magazine,...

Calling All Girl Science Warriors

Last night, I was honored to be invited to a round table discussion hosted by Scientific American magazine about how to get more girls interested in science and how to get more women pursuing a science career to stay with it.    As an operator of two STEM...

Meanderings: Why calling someone smart may not be a good idea

Written by Meghan Gardner This month, we had a guest appearance at our Instructor Training class from a Junior Olympic Volleyball Coach and Club Director of Gators VBC. He had just returned from a week of intensive training for his level 3 Coaching Accreditation in...