Some people spend a lifetime trying to find themselves. As for me, I was lucky enough to be an AmeriCorps member. I completed two full-time terms at a nonprofit called YouthBuild in Breathitt County, which is a comprehensive youth service program that rebuilds lives and communities through education, leadership training and job skills.
YouthBuild engages and empowers out-of-work and out-of-school young people ages 16-24 and gives them the tools to become a contributing member of their community. As an alumnus of the program myself, I felt empowered to continue in the YouthBuild movement.