Hannah Mathers, 23, of Waterford, Mich., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Zambia June 8 to begin training as a secondary English education volunteer. Mathers will live and work at the community level to teach English as a second language and organize extracurricular activities.
“My family first motivated me to check out the Peace Corps. I think they felt that my adaptable personality and curiosity about other ways of living matched well with the program,” Mathers said. “As I later did my research, read blogs, watched videos and asked people about their experiences, I found myself excited about everything the experience would bring, even the challenges.” Continue reading “Waterford native’s family encourages her to join Peace Corps”