Putting Slater, Mo. on the Peace Corps Map
By Erica Burman on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
You never know who or when you’ll inspire.
The NPCA had a very special visitor pass by our offices on Friday. Anthony Navarette (photo), is currently serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia and was on his way back to the field after spending his mid-service break with family in the U.S.
Back in the fall of 2006, Anthony was a remarkably globally-minded and inquisitive youth who heard about the Peace Corps from an RPCV who shared his experience with Anthony’s high school Spanish class in their hometown of Slater, Missouri.
Anthony was quite intrigued by the lively Third Goal presentation and became even more interested in international affairs, eventually graduating in 2012 from DePauw University and joining the Peace Corps himself.
Anthony is only the second RPCV in 52 years to hail from the small town of Slater, Missouri, population 1,856; he credits his academic and Peace Corps path in large part to the first RPCV from Slater, who shared his Peace Corps experience with him some seven years ago.
That RPCV, who had served in Guatemala, happened to eventually become president of the NPCA.