Service Year Alliance's launch event featured a video from Launch Chair and Airbnb Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Joe Gebbia calling on the tech community to embrace a service year.
“Doing a service year with Teach for America changed my trajectory and got me involved in education, which I will be involved in for the rest of my life.”
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“I was involved in an altercation that led me to be put in juvenile hall. When I got out, I told myself I needed to make a change...My service year with Youth Conservation Corps became the vehicle to transform my life."
“For someone who is considering a service year, go into it with a completely open mind. It's a whirlwind...you learn new skills, you learn new things that you never thought you would be able to do."
“What I learned in that [service year]...is that you are an incredible ripple in this big pool that is the world around you. And all you have to do is show up.”