Germain grew up in a poor, working-class community with gang violence all around him. His service year with Youth Conservation Corps opened up his eyes and helped him realize his potential. Today, he is the Program Director for the SHINE Educational Leadership Program at Waukegan High School. Every day, he helps young people understand their life goals and what career path they should pursue.
About Service Year Alliance
Service Year Alliance is a nonprofit dedicated to making a year of paid, full-time service — service year — a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans.