The latest Encore.org story featured by our media partner, The Christian Science Monitor, is that of William Lah, who found his encore through an Americorps program called “Promise Fellows.”

“Among the ‘promises’ we make at the start of each school year is that our students will have a caring adult in their life, no matter what,” says Lah of his job at the local public school in Hibbing, Minnesota.

Lah, who is not a teacher, acts as a guide, coach and mentor, insuring that his teenage students stay on track for graduation. “The poverty and stress experienced by my students and their families here in rural Minnesota can affect their attendance, behavior and grades. I understand the situations my students are dealing with. That’s what my being older has brought to the job.”

Read William Lah’s story here, in the Christian Science Monitor.

Published: November 9, 2016