Paying the Lessons Forward
As a MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA at UMASS Amherst I am provided the kind of professional environment that will allow me the support and encouragement needed to inspire the youth I will collaborate with. My interest in public service has grown immensely since graduating from Mount Holyoke College. My AmeriCorps*VISTA position partners with the Amherst Regional Public Schools (ARPS) and The Literacy Project (TLP). Working in these communities, I have become greatly inspired to pay my wisdom and blessings forward. The pedagogy of intergroup dialogue is used to engage and motivate. A long term goal for the remainder of the year is to diligently pursue Youth Leadership Development.