Introduction: The ups and downs of your service year

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You’re a VISTA. The journey has begun. While every VISTA member’s path is different, most go through some predictable phases during their year of service.

For some, this will be the best year of their lives; for others, the hardest. Either way, everyone will face ups and downs, challenges and opportunities.

In the following activity you will look at the year ahead. You will identify where you are in the VISTA Life Cycle and prepare for its different phases. It’s time to jump in!