There was a point in my life when I did not know what conservation was. That changed when I joined AmeriCorps.
AmeriCorps made it possible for me to pursue my passion: environmental conservation. It provided me with the hands-on experience that I needed to advance in the field.
I think the biggest thing [STEM] teaches the kids is perseverance, because there are 50 different ways to achieve one goal in computer science.
As a young professional and an outsider, you bring with you a valuable set of perspectives and expertise to the organization.
My advice to those considering AmeriCorps VISTA is to DO IT! Jump out of the self-imposed comfort zone and discover yourself as you serve others.
If you have the desire to help your neighbor and serve your country, then look no further.