Graduating college can be stressful. The world is filled with many possibilities, and it can get overwhelming sometimes. This was an issue that Olivia Sokos faced. She had considered going to law school, but needed time to think about the three-year commitment, so she decided to take a gap year and help her community through AmeriCorps.

She heard about the opportunity while she was with a Peace Corps prep program that West Virginia University offered students. It wasn’t long until she found her a position as a VISTA with the Education Resource Center at the NASA Katherine Johnson IV&V Facility.

During her time with AmeriCorps, she had been given the opportunity to grow her confidence and help figure out where she wants to go with her life next. She has been helping children in the foster care system graduate high school and consider possibilities afterwards. This experience has been meaningful, and she would do it all over again if she could.

Hear more about Olivia’s story here.