Cristian Collazo is a 2018 Farmington High School graduate that returned to town this summer to work with students at District 192 Community Education. How did he end up back in Farmington, and why Farmington Community Education? Cristian’s mother had read about the AmeriCorps Emergency Response Initiative and encouraged Cristian to learn more.
AmeriCorps was hiring community members to assist with summer school programing focusing on academic enrichment, tutoring, and mentoring students. AmeriCorps partnered with Community Education departments across the state of Minnesota to impact children and to provide a real-life education and work experience for the people they hired.
Cristian applied, was hired and placed in the Kid Connection program at Farmington Community Education. This enriching and rewarding experience for Cristian actually started years ago and continues today.