April Foster


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April is originally a Southern belle transplanted to Minneapolis in 2002. April has a Bachelor’s of Arts in English and is currently enrolled at the University of Minnesota’s Youth Development and Leadership graduate program.

For the last 7 years April has worked with youth in a variety of organizations: Urban 4H, Upward Bound TRIO and many after school programs. She has been in many different positions: co- leader, program coordinator, facilitator, tutor and a mentor. She enjoys being around youth, loves their energy and dance moves.

She is excited to sharpen her facilitation skills and go to the Boundary Waters!

Favorite musicians:

Old school R & B

If you had to pick a theme song that would play every time you entered the room, what would it be?

Reflections by Diana Ross

Favorite books:

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis and The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Soulijah

Favorite movies:

Love Jones and The Wiz

Favorite food:

Red beans & rice, gumbo

Favorite quote:

Live! Laugh! Love! (in that order)

Favorite subject in school:

Creative writing

Favorite theater experience:

Watching the Sounds of Blackness the night before Christmas

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If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

To read people’s mind

The most influential person in your life/favorite teacher or mentor:

Sherry Davis my second grade teacher, she greeted us at the door, had tasks for us to do and she ignited the flame in me to be a good reader and to read books.

What you wanted to be when you grew up:

A flight attendant and a teacher