featured fjv: greg martin (sitka, ak ’93-94)

This post launches our new monthly blog post featuring an FJV who reflects on their time of service and how it shaped their future pursuits. Thanks for sharing your story to get us started Greg!   In 1993-94, I lived in Sitka, Alaska and served as a Native Youth Advocate for the Tlingit tribe.  My day was divided between working with the tribe to help kids who were in, or needed to be placed…

abc: alphabet buzz cut

Katie Hanson, a JV AmeriCorps member in Omak, WA, reflects on the process of working with Moses*, a kindergartner at Paschal Sherman Indian School.  Moses had fallen far behind his classmates, and Katie was assigned as a tutor to help him learn the alphabet. During their tutoring sessions, it was clear that he needed an incentive to help him stay focused, and Katie’s creative idea, as told by…