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Member Spotlight: Alysha Wilson, Teach for America Alabama AmeriCorps Program

Meet Alysha Wilson, a Special Education Teacher, currently serving with Erwin Middle School, a service site of the Teach for America Alabama AmeriCorps program. 

1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I know how important education is to one's livelihood. I joined AmeriCorps to help bridge the education gap for so many struggling students and help students gain confidence in their ability to learn. 

2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would love for my students to thrive in their education. I want students to know that people do care about them and their future. I want students to want to learn and to understand the importance of education. I want my students to grow and be successful. 

3. What will your service focus on for the 2021-2022 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on my students improving in reading, math, and overall students learning the importance of empathy.

4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps?

After my program year with AmeriCorps, I plan to continue teaching and mentoring our youth. Eventually, I would love to open an affordable tutoring business to help continue bridging the education gap. 

Thank you for your service Alysha!

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