Project MARS/AmeriCorps collects “Great Stories” from its members in which they reflect on their experiences mentoring in the classroom and the progress they saw students make before school let out for the summer. This month’s story was written by Kameron Brown toward the end of last school year.
I have served with AmeriCorps for a few months now and have had the experience of working with some many brilliant young minds. I have been moved about the school to different classrooms with different students. I now serve with students in a separate setting.
I spend every day working with a student who is nonverbal and does not speak in full sentences. However, he has a bright mind and is quick to learn. I also work with other students in the class. One of the students I work with has learned my name and will say it.
It has shown me that we do make an impact on the students we serve.