Meet Marlee Townsend, currently serving as Teen Leadership Program Assistant with Girls Inc, a partnering agency of the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program.
1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I want to do my part to prevent and alleviate the hardships faced by people in my community.
2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want to make a positive difference in as many people’s lives as possible. I want to experience personal growth, learn new things, and form new friendships.
3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on empowering young women with the skills, knowledge, and encouragement to reach their highest potential.
4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? I tentatively plan to attend graduate school for either public administration or a social-justice oriented program. I would also one day love to publish a book.
Thank you for your service, Marlee!