March 2015Joined Service Year
I knew I wanted to do something big after college – something that would allow me to apply my skills and interests to a good cause, but wouldn’t restrain me to a cubicle. My passion for helping others brought me to Service Year, and I’m excited to discover what opportunities await.
June 2015Created Corps Members Profile
Name: Julie Hawkins
Education Level: College Graduate
Preferred Service Location: Philadelphia, PA
Focus Area of Interest: Education & Youth
Aug 2015Matched with an Organization
After exploring many great options for organizations, I knew that Soaring Eagle Elementary was a good match based on my passion for special education. I was able to narrow down my search results based on my skills and interests, and that made all the difference!
Program Name: Soaring Eagle Elementary
Mentoring Position Name: Youth Mentor
Start Date September 2015
Sept 2015Started Service Year
Traveling to a new city for my service year position meant exchanging the comforts of home for an exciting new experience. Keeping an open mind and hard work ethic during my first few weeks allowed me to truly embrace everything new that came my way, and I’m so glad I did!
Jan 2016Served and Gained New Skills
I have learned so much from serving as a mentor! Each day is challenging and different, but it is extremely rewarding. Not a day goes by where I don’t feel like I’ve made a difference and helped at least one of my students overcome a challenge. I’m proud to be doing meaningful service! This experience has helped me build practical skills that go well beyond what I learned in the classroom, such as collaboration, patience, and flexibility.
Aug 2016Completed My Service Year
Now that my year of service is complete, I’m ready to put my new skills towards my career! I’m very confident my Service Year experience will continue to serve me well!
Sept 2016Leading as a Service Year Alum
My Service Year left me feeling empowered to inspire others in my community! I remain engaged by volunteering on the weekends and lead by mentoring incoming Soaring Eagle Elementary corps members!