I decided to join the Idaho HealthCorps program to serve my community and help me with educational expenses. I was thrilled with how many community members, especially family, I was able to serve during my term. Not only did I get to help community members, but I was able to achieve my goal of helping low income community members a hand and reducing their stress concerning basic human needs so they could focus on providing a safe and loving environment for their families. I would highly recommend AmeriCorps to anyone who would ask as it allows you to fulfill a great need in a community. Programs like this fill gaps and offer a lending hand. If these programs didn’t exist a lot of families would go without. The big picture is taking the weight and stress off of families, thus alleviating children who live in these households.