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I took a risk when…
I took a risk when I took an AmeriCorps position within the out-of-school network in Arkansas. I am now in youth development full-time trying to adapt to the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. School buses are idle and most children are at home. The network of physically connecting children to larger communities of learning and mentoring has been broken by COVID-19. Yet how can we rebuild these crucial connections? I am working on a project to create virtual classrooms and communication with youth through video conferencing mediums. In the same way FDR created the fireside chats, youth in Little Rock also need to be informed, reassured, and given hope.