Member Spotlight: Raymond Childers, BETA AmeriCorps member
Meet Raymond Childers, serving with the Birmingham Engaging in STEM AmeriCorps program (BETA) at Huffman Academy in the Birmingham City School System.
What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I wanted to be a positive influence. When I heard that I would be serving in an educational environment tutoring students in math, I felt this was the opportunity of a lifetime to make a positive impact on the students I serve.
What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I want to be able to positively impact the students I serve so they can achieve their full potential. I also want to gain some experience serving in the Birmingham City School System.
What will your service focus on for the 2018-2019 program year? During this service year, my focus is to assist students in the area of math. I want to instill in them that with hard work and determination, they can overcome any obstacle they will face in life. I want all of these students to excel and become all they desire to be.
What are your plans after AmeriCorps? After AmeriCorps, I want to go to college and earn my degree. I want to become an Electrician and continue to work to further assist my community.
Thank you for your service Raymond!