Preston Public Interest Career Fund Recipient
Through my internship, I learned how to create a middle school and high school leadership/college prep class for Migrant and Kids Unlimited youth, with the help of Kids Unlimited Intervention Specialist, Will Young; I identified specific and potential barriers that are impeding migrant youth success both academically and socially. I also learned through experience how to become an effective mentor, and learned the logistics of how a non-profit operates, and developed an academic case management study for specific migrant youth students enrolled in summer school.
The experience I had this summer has created a better understanding of both what is right and what is wrong with our systems. It has allowed me to see not only the struggles of the kids and families but also those institutions like Kids Unlimited that are entrenched in work to changing the larger public education systems responsible for providing education services to our kids. It has given me both inspiration that as one person I can make a difference and yet also a perspective of how complex and sometimes
disheartening the school system can be. My perspective of social change has broadened and with it so has my inspirations to see viable opportunities for myself to pursue.
- Date September 1, 2011
- Tags 2011, Education, Preston, Social Service, USA