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Member Spotlight: Robbie Owens, AIST Alabama AmeriCorps Program

Meet Robbie Owens, AIST Member, currently serving with the Georgiana School, a service site of the AmeriCorps Instructional Support Team AmeriCorps program.

1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps?

I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because children are my main motivation. Also, I want to provide direct service to the community. By teaching, I can provide helpful guidance in children's education for the future.

2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity?

I would like to understand the everyday life of being an adult that helps hundreds of children of all ages. To see how I can make a difference in a teacher, staff, or child.

3. What will your service focus on for the 2021-2022 program year?

My service will focus on engaging students in one-on-one and instructional assistance to help students meet or exceed individual developmental growth targets resulting in an increase (5% gain) in standardized test scores in reading and or/math.

4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps?

After AmeriCorps, I plan on pursuing my degree online to better my future.

Thank you for your service Robbie!