AmeriCorps members don't take the easy road. We break tradition, and our parents' expectations, by taking a year on (it's not a year off). We serve, even if it's not the cool thing to do. We serve when it's hard -- probably because it's hard.
Soul Asylum played "Runaway Train". Winona Ryder looked gorgeous and had yet to be caught. Monica Lewinsky was in college in Portland, Oregon, two years away from securing a prized internship. It has been a bumpy ride ever since.