Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It's almost time!

As most of you know I am about to embark on one the greatest adventures of my life. I have been accepted into the Peace Corps. On February 23, 2009 I am flying down to Miami to meet with the Eastern Caribbean training class of 25 enthused volunteers. We will begin training in St. Lucia on February 24, 2009 and continuing in Dominica, Guadalupe and St. Lucia for the following 6weeks before service begins. I have been assigned to the island of Dominica.

I am working in Community Development as a Youth Developer. My duties will include :

Promotion of healthy lifestyles and employment skills in schools
Assistance to teachers where needed
Development of after-school programs
Service learning camps
development of youth leadership through big brother/big sister programs, self-esteem and personal responsibility promotion programs.
Outreach for out-of-school youth.

I can't wait to get there and tell you all about it. The island itself it simply BEAUTIFUL. Please feel free to comment and ask questions.

I just wanted to get this blog started before I left the states to get it up and running properly.

If you want a sneak peek of the island and some of the sights, check out these links:

for information on Peace corps visit www.peacecorps.gov


  1. Julie

    It's Dad.
    Just want you to know how very happy, sad, proud, and excited I am that you are "ready to go". We've given you the wings to fly... so it's time to let you go! God Bless you and always keep GOD number one in your life. As Dziadzi gave me my faith... so to I leave that with you.
    Walk by faith... God Bless... DAD

  2. So you are really leaving me? Ouch.

    You know I am just messign with you. I am so proud of you and am excited for you. You are going to have such an amazing adventure and I can't wait to hear about it all. I know that you are going to make a world of difference to the lives of the people of Dominica and they are lucky to have you.

    We will miss you with all our hearts but I am looking forward to our visit to the island!

    Love, Kel :)

  3. Well Jules
    You are down to 72 till departure.
    Knowing that you will be home for Mike and Beths
    wedding in October gives me a little peace. I know you will have a million stories to share by then. Safe travel. Happy Birthday and God Bless.

  4. Julie,
    I am so proud of you, I know I have said it before but I really mean it. You are taking on a challenge of a lifetime and it will be amazing. I can't wait to hear all about it.
    I love you so much!!!

  5. uncle john here,
    nice site, keep us informed,
    luv ya