Never lived away from home, no college. Is Peace Corps an option?
October 12, 2006 8:56 AM Subscribe
Is Peace Corps an option for a young guy with no college?
posted by SlyBevel to human relations (41 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My little brother's life is circling the drain. He graduated high school a couple of years ago, has never lived away from home, doesn't have a job, and spends his days in front of his PC watching anime and playing video games.
We love him dearly, and are concerned that he's building a catastrophic future for himself.
The good part: Drugs, alcohol, tobacco are not part of the equation. He's smart. He's lean and fit (amazing, for his lifestyle). There are also no girlfriends to worry about, and he's not gay. (It would be ok if he were, though.)
The family's religious background is LDS, but there's been absolutely no pressure on him to serve an LDS mission, as he's made it clear he's not interested.
So the question is (sorry it took so long to get here):
If we encourage him to get out if his bedroom and join the Peace Corps, will they even take him?
Do you know of anyone from a similar situation who's joined the Peace Corps? Good stories? Horror stories? Solutions to similar family situations?