A fourth grader in my after school has moved a D in math to a B, all because he receives the support he needs to review and rework his math homework with me every afternoon in a quiet, positive atmosphere.
AmeriCorps is amazing because along with my service to the community I am building professional skills and confidence.
Service Learning has been institutionalized at UNC Asheville’s campus this year because of my service through Project POWER/AmeriCorps.
Each day I work with my elementary students, they are making connections between the indoor classroom and the outdoor, hands-on garden; their education is expanding and experiential because of my AmeriCorps service with Project POWER.
This year has broadened my understanding of the world, it has helped me grow as a person and has allowed me to be a force of positive change in my community!
My AmeriCorps service has provided the necessary classroom support allow differentiated learning to occur in the first grade classroom I work in; teaching is targeted to them individually, not just the ambiguous idea of where the class average might be.
Because of Project POWER/AmeriCorps’ partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters we have be able to reach more children and more schools with positive adult mentors, inspiring hope and improving lives!