WHY A GAP YEAR MATTERS: TAYLOR'S STORY

Taylor spent a year in Aberdeen, Washington with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Part of his experience was to serve in a parish and also help in meal program. He speaks about the fear of entering into an experience like this, how success is based on the ability to be open, have a willingness to learn and to live in the moment.

I came in thinking I knew how things were going to be ... one of the biggest things I learned was listening to other people’s experiences and wisdom... that was one of my struggles . . . my experience showed how much we learned from the community and from the people we served and that was a big area of growth.
— Taylor Baar, Service Year Participant
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