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Christ Krangenbring (center) conducted a Youth as Resources meeting, one of many youth organizations that she volunteers for.

Rising above

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A child's upbringing has a major impact on how they grow as an adult.

Either a person can wallow in self-pity or rise above the situation and become a positive impact on those around them.

Chris Kragenbring, English teacher and youth volunteer at Jefferson High School (JHS) in Alexandria, chose the latter of those life choices.

The experiences that Kragenbring endured as a youth made her want to "be the change" in her life.

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