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Former Lyons student joining the Peace Corps

<p>Lyons Township High School &nbsp;| Sun-Times Media file photo</p>

Lyons Township High School  | Sun-Times Media file photo

One Western Springs man, and a graduate of Lyons, is ready to go overseas to join the Peace Corps, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Jeffrey Boblick, 22, of Western Springs, Ill., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Morocco Jan. 13 to begin training as a youth development volunteer. Boblick will live and work at the community level to make a difference helping young people develop leadership, employment, and life skills. 

“I liked the idea of experiencing a different way of living. I hope that this can give me a better worldview,” Boblick said. “I also had one sister teach English in Mexico and another work as a part of Teach for America in south Texas, so I grew up with the idea of working with kids in a different environment.”

Boblick is the son of James and Pamela Boblick and a 2009 graduate of Lyons Township High School in La Grange, Ill. He earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies and political science in winter 2012 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which put him on the path to Peace Corps. As a college intern at the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, he met two returned Peace Corps volunteers who shared their experiences.

[Read more at the Chicago Tribune]

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