Meet Shelby Harris, serving with the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers AmeriCorps program at the Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement.
What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was in the Bridges After-school program as a child and witnessed AmeriCorps members assisting with tutoring/mentoring. I learned more about the program and wanted to be a part of it when I was old enough. I had a perfect opportunity to be a part of it because I started to go to Central Alabama Community College and had time to be a part of this wonderful program.
What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to gain more experience in professionalism and the workplace. I also want to work with children in our after-school program in order to gain experience in my future career of education. I would also like to get things done in my community.
What will your service focus on for the 2017-18 program year? My main focus is education and tutoring/mentoring children in the Bridges after-school program. I want to make an impact in their lives and push them in the right direction.
What are your plans after AmeriCorps? My plan is to obtain an Associate’s degree at CACC and then transfer to the University of Alabama and pursue a degree in Secondary Education: English Language Arts.
Thank you for your service Shelby!