Kimberleigh (Kimber) Griffin, 23, of Springfield, Ill., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Ethiopia June 29 to begin training as a secondary education English volunteer. Griffin will live and work at the community level to improve students’ English through classroom instruction, computer lab work and clubs, as well as foster professional development for English teachers.
“I was attracted to the Peace Corps with the idea that I would be able to pursue a lifelong dream of teaching English abroad,” Griffin said. “Our mission of world peace and friendship is a goal I deeply believe in and am excited to promote. I was attracted to the diversity and cultural differences that each sector has, and to be able to expand my understanding of human relations. I am looking forward to first-hand experiencing a new culture, meeting new people, and immersing myself in a new environment.” Continue reading “Springfield, Ill., native reaches goal to teach abroad with Peace Corps”