The Peace Corps, a volunteer organization established by the U.S. government, turns 60 this week. The program was established by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961 as an initiative to provide developing countries with support for education and technology utilizing the skills of trained American volunteers. Over its 60 years, the Peace Corps has sent over 235,000 volunteers to 141 countries. Among the ranks of those volunteers is Scott Warmuth, attorney and founder of the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth.
In 1977, a young Scott Warmuth applied for a college program in New York City that modeled itself after a study abroad program. He was one of seven students ultimately accepted to participate in the program. For two years, Scott lived and worked in New York City while furthering his studies in humanities. This experience helped connect Scott with the people of New York City and the city itself. This led Scott to apply as a volunteer for the Peace Corps. Scott was accepted.
Even before his career as an attorney, Scott was always focused on helping people. The Peace Corps seemed like a natural fit. In 1979, Scott was assigned to a volunteer position in South Korea. He attended language and culture class before working as a health technician in a small South Korean village near the border with North Korea. It was his duty to help control outbreaks of tuberculosis throughout the village. Scott’s dedication to service and helping people has persisted throughout his career as an attorney.
The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth congratulates the Peace Corps on the anniversary of its founding!