Why I Serve: Kylon Wagner

Posted by Wesley Paraham on Mar 12, 2020

March 8-14 is AmeriCorps Week 2020, and we’re celebrating each day by shining a light on one of the dedicated and hard-working AmeriCorps Service Members serving at BRIDGES! 


My name is Kylon Wagner. I’m a 26 year old African American man from Memphis, TN. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at the University of Memphis in 2019. Some of my hobbies include soccer and indulging in music. I like to keep sketchbooks with me so that I can jot down sketches, ideas, and more.

As someone coming from a blighted neighborhood, it was very important to me that I found a way to give back to communities like mine. AmeriCorps has given me the opportunity to do that. Bridge Builders also gives me the opportunity to work with youth from all walks of life. I am also a Bridge Builders alumni, so I would also like to help students have as great of an experience as I did.