During any given year, between 25 and 30 percent of Americans serve as volunteers. Since its inception in the 1990s, AmeriCorps has played an important role in connecting individuals and organizations to help communities overcome challenges. At Teton Science Schools, AmeriCorps members have been making meaningful contributions to our work and throughout the Jackson Hole community with partner organizations for over a decade. During this past year, though unable to serve in person, members from across the country have continued impacting our community by serving local nonprofits from their homes.
Our AmeriCorps program is now in its third remote term, with twelve members doing important work furthering Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) literacy in the community with nonprofits like Coombs Outdoors, the Teton Raptor Center, and the Teton Literacy Center, among others. Meet this inspiring group of volunteers below. And if you’d like to join the ranks of more than 400 TSS AmeriCorps service members who have changed our community for the better, consider applying for our Summer 2021 term!