AmeriCorps VISTA Spotlight: Alissa Talbert

Alissa Talbert, Affiliate Network VISTA at MENTOR
March 16th, 2020
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During my four years at Salisbury University, I played for the Women’s Lacrosse team. As an underclassman, I valued being surrounded by constant support and guidance from my coaching staff and teammates. We had a “little sister, big sister” support structure on the team that provided an opportunity for underclassmen to connect with older and wiser teammates. I eventually became a leader on the team and was able to have tough discussions about priorities and life lessons learned through this shared experience with the new batch of underclassmen.

I have been given the unique opportunity as a VISTA to go through a similar process. I am constantly learning from my supervisor, my department, and others at MENTOR. As a VISTA, I will be able to translate this knowledge to others entering this year of service, especially at MENTOR.

See how you can become a mentor at https://www.mentoring.org/become-a-mentor/

Learn more about AmeriCorps VISTA at https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista

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