Antwane- Community Resource Coodinator
Most of who I am can be traced back to my upbringing. I am the youngest for four (1 girl, 3 boys) to a single mom who did everything in her power to make sure all four of us had what we needed, and I owe so much of who I am to her. Her work ethic and perseverance in providing for her family inspired me to become a first generation college student/graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her never-ending ability to sacrifice and put others first is the reason I am so quick to offer help to anyone and everyone in any way that I can. It took me longer to realize than I would like to admit, but I know have lived a very fortunate life, surrounded by people who took time to care. This is why I chose to serve with Boys Hope Girls Hope. I see a lot of the scholars we serve, and I see myself. These are young people who are very intelligent and motivated, but need just a little support to reach their fullest potential. Now I was fortunate enough to receive a lot of that support in my home environment, but there are many others who cannot say the same. So I feel it is my responsibility to pay it forward in any way possible, and Boys Hope Girls Hope provides me with that opportunity.
Alexis- Academic Coach
My name is Alexis Lipson and I am an Academic Coach on the Americorps Go! Team. As a military child, it is hard to say I come from any one place, but I spent most of my childhood in Nebraska and Kansas. My immediate family lives in Abilene, Kansas – famous for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Old Abilene Town! I graduated from Doane College in 2015 with majors in International Studies and History and minors in Religious Studies and Philosophy. Throughout my time at Doane I also took Russian courses at UNL. My father’s side of the family originally came from Russia three generations ago and I have always been fascinated by the language and culture of that area of the world. I found this position while looking for job options that would get me back to Nebraska following a year in Kansas – must’ve missed all the corn! I was excited to find a position that allowed me to achieve many goals: serve my country, share my passion for learning, and work with youth. It has been very rewarding thus far and I cannot wait to see how my year of service progresses!
Aubrey- My Road Coach
Aubrey is a Senior at UNL where she studies English, Film, and Psychology. She’s excited to be able to aid the scholars in their learning and growth this year and to take this journey alongside them. As the My Road Coach she’s eager to use her passion for writing to help the scholars express themselves, to articulate their passions, goals, and concerns so they can begin to effect the change they want to see in their world. In her free time she enjoys writing, watching movies and TV shows, and attending concerts. Other hobbies include: re-watching Parks & Rec, eating large quantities of pasta, petting dogs, getting excited about outer space, forgetting to exercise, & petting more dogs.