Sharece volunteered as a face painter-extraordinaire at the 2013 Block Party.
My PROMISE Corps Experience
Before my family and I moved to Hudson, I lived in Queens. My public school experience was not really the most favorable. I don't remember the things I learned, I just remember dodging the bullies. But then my mother told me that I was going to live with my sister upstate for a while until she could find a place here. I was sad to leave but excited for a change. I wanted something new and I hoped that I would make more friends.
The first teacher I had when I arrived to Hudson was my third grade teacher, Mrs. Huemmer. Luckily enough I am now the AmeriCorps mentor in her classroom. It's nice to see that she still plays the same games like mad math minute and around the world which I got to conduct in her absence with a substitute. I also like that she still reads amazing books to the class. Mrs. Huemmer is the reason for my Harry Potter obsession. Being in her class makes my job easier and much more fun than I had hoped for.
Moving to Hudson was an amazing change for me. I can say I was heavily involved in my community – from painting murals to gardening, writing, and performing in plays.
Hudson was a huge turn around for my education and social experiences. I had wonderful guidance from people like Maija Reed, a dear friend and youth director of Time and Space limited a few years ago, Rob Caldwell, dear friend and guitar tutor at Musica, and Dara Lurie another dear friend and poetry mentor. I look up to these people because they have made my childhood a memorable one and with AmeriCorps I pledge to be exactly what these people were for me: a guide, cheerleader, helping hand, a friend, and a role model. I am more than proud to wear my AmeriCorps pin and give back to my community what it has given me.