My year of service was an excellent experience. But it was also a learning experience. Being an AmeriCorps member takes the typical community service idea to another level. Serving a community outside of my own was pretty enlightening and rewarding. I was a tutor at a charter school for 11 months. It was probably the most thankless(on the behalf of the children), but rewarding job. My day typically started at 5:15 am, I had to be to work at 7am, I would return home by 6pm, if not later, and still had work to complete after hours. Despite the long days and other issues that arose, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I would recommend giving a year of service to everyone.
Impacting the lives of children