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.