American Youth Works/AmeriCorps Volunteers


Interviews

Evan Davis and Christian Smith -- new to AmeriCorps
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Levi Singleton -- stayed on with AmeriCorps
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Stephanie Perrone -- stayed on with AmeriCorps
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Panel Discussion: AmeriCorps (Jacob Johnson), National Guard (Sgt. Everardo Zamora), Civilian Conservation Corps (Bill McDonald)
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Listen and Learn:

What is AmeriCorps? (see Levi and Stephanie)
Why did they join? (all)
What is the best part about being in AmeriCorps? (all)
Is there someone they admire? Why? (all)
How is their work benefiting the community? (all)
How did joining AmeriCorps change Stephanie? Jacob?

To Discuss:

Does your community or school use volunteers? What do they do?
If you wanted to help your school or community, what would you do? How could you find out what your school or community needs?
Do you think people should be required to do service projects?
Who benefits when people do service projects?
Does it take courage to do service?
When is it most courageous to take action? to not take action?
How can you get things done if other people don't care?

Tell us what you think! Answer one of the questions above, something of your own, or ask a question of one of the guests! Email us at education@tpwd.state.tx.us Give us just your first name, name of your school, age and comment or question. We'll post the best questions and comments on our discussion page. You may ask questions of specific people if you wish.


The AmeriCorps Pledge
I will get things done for America -- to make people safer, smarter, and healthier.
I will bring Americans together to strengthen communities.
Faced with apathy, I will take action.
Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground.
Faced with adversity, I will persevere.
I will carry this commitment with me this year and beyond.
I am an AmeriCorps member, and I will get things done.
Learn More :
For information about joining the Environmental Corps or Casa Verde Builders AmeriCorps programs, contact Chester Steinhauser at American Youth Works in Austin, Texas -- csteinhauser@americanyouthworks.org 512.744.1940.

Read the history of:
Civilian Conservation Corps
Buffalo Soldiers
History of the Army National Guard

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