My Summer Internship
This past Friday was my last full day at my internship. And I have to say, it was an absolute blast. I worked as an Academic Advisor for REACH Prep, a nonprofit that helps bright and motivated minority students prepare for and apply to local private schools. The students are 5th and 6th graders, and the program involves fifteen months of extra academic coursework. This kids are in classes all day during the summer and on Saturdays during the school year; on top of all this they are applying to schools and keeping up with their regular schoolwork. As an Advisor, I was in classes with our senior girls, helping them with their studies and making sure they were managing the program successfully. We had our graduation ceremony just yesterday and I almost cried about 203852 times.
Ten years ago, I entered the REACH Prep program as a student myself. Without REACH, I would not have been able to get the education that I received (and am currently receiving) and I wouldn't be where I am today. It is because of REACH that I value education so much, and I'm so glad I was able to give back to this amazing organization as an intern this summer. Our scholars are more talented and enthusiastic each year and I know they are going to do some amazing things. I'm going to miss them so much.