NORWICH – After graduating from Norwich High School in 1998 and studying psychology and computers at SUNY Oswego, John Kolb knew he didn’t want to enter life’s normal rat race. Instead, he made a decision he states, he will never regret, entering the Peace Corps.
Growing up on a farm outside of Norwich, John said he always knew he wanted to do something different and meaningful with his life. While he was in college, he had heard some information about the Peace Corps, and while working some odd jobs after college, he decided to apply. “ I just felt it was something I wanted to do,” he said.
The Peace Corps was established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy. Peace Corps volunteers are invited to work in developing countries, where they work to achieve their three goals: Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women, helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served and helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.