“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
John Quincy Adams
Ruby Stern, Senior AmeriCorps member

Thank you to my former teacher, Diane, for always pushing me to be better, showing me what advocacy looks like, and showing me what true leadership is. Without your honesty and friendship, I wouldn't be half the service warrior I am today. #ThankYourMentor.


Kelsey Lineburg, Senior AmeriCorps member

I would like to thank Dr. Gipson for mentoring me during my time at James Madison University. Thank you for challenging me to grow as a leader, and reminding me to never settle for mediocrity. #ThankYourMentor

Kevin Jones, Regional Admissions Manager

When I think about mentors, the first person who comes to mind is my former AmeriCorps NCCC Unit Leader, Jen Horan. She taught me how to be a stronger, more effective leader, but wasn’t afraid to give me a swift kick in the behind when I needed it. I carry many of her “Horan-isms” with me to this day. #ThankYourMentor

Ryann Denham, Regional Vice President, Central Region

I've learned many things from Gwen Hamilton but the greatest little nugget that I carry with me every day is that “You can't be all things to all people. The world won't do things the way you want them done.” Empathy and flexibility are critical to my service with City Year. Gwen also showed me how to define the space where I can have the greatest impact and then when you know that space— you must model it. You can’t model anything you don’t believe in 100 percent. People want authenticity, they know if you’re real. Thanks to Gwen, I work on being really real every day. #ThankYourMentor

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