This week, I published my first blog with the Office of Public Witness. Writing a blog for OPW was a bit different than writing for my personal YAV blog, because it was more driven by argument and policy, rather than emotions or reflecting on personal experience. Here’s what I wrote (edited by Christian Brooks, Representative for Domestic Issues at OPW):
The Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program is an ecumenical, faith-based year of service for young people, ages 19-30, in sites around the world and in the United States. YAVs accompany local agencies working to address root causes of poverty and reconciliation while exploring the meaning and motivation of their faith in intentional community with peers and mentors. YAVs serve during the academic year, August to July.