There are a few AmeriCorps Members that we added to the Kids on Course team this year! These individuals are passionate about our mission, bring energy and excitement to the schools where they work, and are integral to helping us make the biggest impact possible.

Get to know a few of these friendly faces!

Name:
Gabrielle

Where are you from?
I am from a small town outside of Cedar Rapids called Walford.

Education/past youth experience?
I graduated from Prairie High school in 2013 and Kirkwood Community College in Dec. of 2015.
Over the summer (2017) I was an Americorps member and served at Jane Boyd Community House

Fun fact about you? 

Every year on my birthday I pick an item off my “birthday bucket list” and my favorite one so far was going skydiving.

Why were you interested in working for Kids on Course?
I really enjoyed what I was able to do through AmeriCorps over the summer and I just wanted to continue to work with the youth in my community.


Name:
Soulamone

Where are you from?
East Lyme, Connecticut

Education/past youth experience?
I was the Den Leader for the Tiger&Wolves Boys Scouts of America, a Paraprofessional for Elementary  & Middle School Students & Long-Term Substitute Teacher in a Magnet Middle School.

Fun fact about you?
I thrive in challenge and seek for the next adventure!! living life to the fullest!!;0)…..Next on my bucket list is skydiving with the Navy Seals.

Why were you interested in working for Kids on Course?
The reason why I am interested in working for KOC is trying to help improve literacy by building the capacity of individuals/families/communities to learn, thrive and achieve their goals academically.


Name:
Morgan

Where are you from?
Fairfax, Iowa

Education/past youth experience?
I am a recent graduate of Prairie High School, and Kirkwood Community College. I have worked with and tutored students at both of the schools mentioned previously, as well as volunteered in classrooms at Prairie Point Middle School. I graduated from Kirkwood Community College with my Liberal Arts Degree and my Paraeducator Certification for grades PK-12.

Fun fact about you?
On July 14th, 2014 I celebrated Bastille Day (France’s National Day) in Paris, France. Along the Champs-Élysées avenue, I stopped at a store called Morgan De Toi. Apparently, my name “Morgan” is a very popular clothing store/brand in France and England!

Why were you interested in working for Kids on Course?
I was interested in working with kids on course mainly because of their direct involvement with students. I really appreciate that Kids on Course staff members are at their schools working directly with kids, and that impact is very important on the life and success of the students we work with.