Paige Gibbons, a Parkside resident in Elverson, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Macedonia on Sept. 12 to begin training as a volunteer. Paige will live with a host family and will serve in the education program, teaching students English as a Second Language.
During the first three months of her service, Paige will live with a host family in Macedonia to learn the local language and integrate into the local culture. After acquiring the language and cultural skills that will help her make a lasting difference, she will be sworn into service and assigned to a community in Macedonia where she will serve for two years as well as live with a new host family.
“Being offered the opportunity to serve those in need while learning a new culture and language is a once in a lifetime opportunity. This is a chance for me to discover who I am while impacting the lives of my new host community. Although I may not change the world, knowing my service impacted at least one person will make it all worthwhile. I am beyond excited to know that I will be dedicating the next two years to helping those around me,” said Paige.
Paige graduated from Twin Valley High School in 2010 and on May 10, 2014 graduated with honors from Saint Vincent College with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
Although this is an amazing opportunity, it is a volunteer program. As a recent college graduate, her private loans cannot be deferred. If you would like to offer financial assistance, please contact Paige at firstname.lastname@example.org.