Hey there fellow VISTAs, I am writing to you from the gorgeous U.P. Trish Sanders here and I am winding down my third year as an AmeriCorps VISTA service volunteer. My host site is the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce, and as my year is winding down the busy season is about to begin. I am still working with the Chamber’s members creating websites for their businesses so that their brand can get more traffic which leads to more sales/profits. The ones that are finished already have been profitable, which has allowed the extra money for these businesses to hire more people from the community. There are over 100 chamber member businesses that have no kind of virtual presence of their product or services so I have a lot of work to continue but it is showing immediate dividends.
Working with the youth in the school’s systems here was awe inspiring for me. These young people are engaged and want to be part of something that can help not only themselves but the entire community grow and prosper. What a great feeling! I signed on for yet another term and staying up here in St. Ignace. I have already been given ideas and interest in helping for next term. I am even more excited, if that’s possible.
Enjoy your final weeks and always remember one person can make a difference, one step at a time.
March on fellow VISTAs and make the difference that you want to see in the world!!
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