Amelia is an AmeriCorps member who served as a Literacy Tutor in Monterey, Calif. during her gap year after high school.
“AmeriCorps was a great option because the need for service increased due to COVID-19 and it was one of the few gap year options with a multitude of service options.
I am incredibly grateful to be able to work in person, to be able to have an impact on these young children, and to be immersed in a bilingual environment. This full-time volunteer opportunity has given me a job-like experience right out of high school, and I feel much more prepared for the world.
Most of all, each day I can just have fun and build relationships with the preschoolers I tutor. It is humbling knowing I am making a difference in their lives.”