The Bounce Blog : Young People

Our thoughts about living authentically, leadership, being our best self and what inspires us.

Camp ONE Heart, a View from the Bridge

Posted by Nicki Peasley 1 Comments


What is your spark? And how can you use it to impact the world?

A big focus of our work with youth is community service...

An Unexpected Gift

Posted by Nicki Peasley 1 Comments


Sitting on opposite sides of the coffee table, piles of folded clean clothes between us, my husband whispered the most profound words to me...

A Story, an Experiment, a Vision

Posted by Nicki Peasley 2 Comments


My perspective as a storyteller, an advocate for compassionate communities... and a soccer mom.

Millennials and the MDGs

Posted by Everyday Leader 1 Comments


The year 2015 seems like a long way off. In that year, Richmond will host the World Road Cycling Championships, and in essence, we will bring the world to Richmond with the top male and female cyclists from around the globe. This event...

The significance of knowing one's spark

Posted by Jay Markiewicz Share Your Voice


I listened to a room full of High School students today, in a debrief, after their shared experience in a 6th grade classroom. The topic of that shared experience was "Spark" - defined by Peter Benson as "something that gives your life meaning and purpose. It's an interest, a passion, or a gift." Here is what I heard.

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