February 23, 2014

Grace Nevins, an AmeriCorps member receives recognition of exceptional achievements

Grace Nevins is a part-time AmeriCorps member who serves in the REAL School’s innovative and ongoing student lead culinary program called the” REAL Lunch Program.”  In this program, Grace is the consummate student advocate and facilitator of learning. The program’s theme marries learning about the politics and production of food with practical culinary skills. There is a tremendous amount of preparation that goes into delivering this curriculum and Grace is the first to get the job done! While her position as a half-time member does not require her to be here every day of the week, she chooses to come every day in order to be a consistent presence in the lives of the students she serves. She has a wonderful, engaging presence, and work ethic that has won her respect by students and staff alike.
Grace is a 2013 graduate of Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts where she earned her BA in Psychology. At Stonehill, Grace volunteered at the Family Life Center where she organized and conducted activities for children residents of the shelter. Grace also spent time as a tutor for children in elementary school. Since March of 2007, Grace has been a staff member at the Cumberland County YMCA in Freeport. During her tenure there, Grace has “done a little of everything” including lifeguarding, coaching, acting a child care specialist and as a camp counselor.

In the month of January, Grace has gone above and beyond in her service as an AmeriCorps member at the REAL School. Grace has facilitated numerous off campus service-learning projects, assisted with academic programming in the classroom, and gone above and beyond to assist in a wide variety programming throughout the school. Everyone at the REAL School honors the Grace’s exemplary service to the school, students, and community! Thank you Grace!

To learn more about the REAL School visit www.realschool.org,

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