Story of the Week 5/31/2016

Spreading the Word

By Ciara Kilburn, Community Support Specialist at Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS)

Ciara Kilburn - RARE

A couple of months ago I happened to bump into my old health teacher from high school
and we started chatting about what I was up to since high school. I told her that I graduated from college and then accepted an AmeriCorps position at Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) after I had been volunteering there for a sociology class my senior year at the University of Vermont.  She invited me to come talk to a class of about eight students, who were all seniors and juniors, about their plans for next year and my experience.  I wanted to let them know that whether it's after high school or college, and even if they don't know what they want to do, there is always the option of AmeriCorps.   It is a chance to travel, learn about our country and the needs of it, and also learn a lot about your self.  I had such a good time that I plan on speaking to another class in the fall for the same teacher.

VHCB AmeriCorps is a program of the
Vermont Housing & Conservation Board.

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