Our corpsmembers – improving life on this planet, starting with their own.
February 2013 Corpsmember of the Month: Melanie Luna
Supervisor: Emily Byrnes, Natural Resources Supervisor
Crew: Natural Resources Crew
Length of time at Conservation Corps North Bay: 5 months
Reason corpsmember was selected: Melanie has a "can do" attitude. She volunteers herself, does anything she's aksed to and never complains. She is very easy going, gets along with everyone and is upbeat. In the classroom, Melanie is focused on her studies and is dedicated to her academic goals. Her energy and quality of work display a positive example for other corpsmembers.
Skills training received at Conservation Corps North Bay: Sawyer I, basic carpentry and bin building, water filtration system, and bailor certificates
Favorite project: All of them
Favorite educational component: Math
Favorite aspect of working at Conservation Corps North Bay: Making money and earning her high school diploma
What did corpsmember do before joining Conservation Corps North Bay? Worked at dead end jobs
Why he/she joined Conservation Corps North Bay? Melanie joined the corps to have another chance at earning her high school diploma.
Corpsmembers's future plans: Have a job she loves and make a lot of money
What life lessons has the corpsmember learned from the experience? Education is important.
How has Conservation Corps North Bay changed the corpsmember's life? Put her life on track. Conservation Corps North gave her the opportunity to get back into school and put some money in her pocket!
Any advice for young people wanting to join Conservation Corps North Bay? Join... It's worth it!
What's the most important thing you've learned from this experience? Hard work pays off