We are excited to have Trina and Roda join our tSB community as our summer interns!
We sat down with them to pick their minds on what makes them so dope and why tSB.
Yeti: “Why did you choose a summer internship at tSB?”
Trina: “I didn’t know much about tSB before starting the internship. I was interested in getting out of my comfort zone, gaining work experience and being able to communicate with others. During my first day I learned that tSB provides youth in our community with opportunities to do fun activities and build leadership skills.”
Roda: “Before choosing tSB my SYEP Coordinator and I discussed my future goals. I have always wanted to work in the law and also help youth who are currently in the system get out and better themselves and receive opportunities they could never get. Then I came across tSB, an organization that caught my eye. Although I didn’t know a whole lot about this organization, I did know that they helped youth.”
Yeti: “What are you most excited to learn during your time at tSB?”
Trina: “I am most excited about developing my communication skills and interacting with a wide range of people. Also, I am super excited to work with my supervisor and plan tSB’s summer block party. So far some fun experiences I’ve had include grocery shopping trips for program meetings, creating videos and social media posts, and understanding all the hard work and time that goes into planning an event so it eventually comes to life.”
Roda: “I am most excited in learning how an amazing non profit like tSB runs behind closed doors and all the different tasks that need to be completed in order to provide the best services for youth. One task I am interested in is building connections with other organizations/business that will benefit youth who participate in tSB. I’m also excited in meeting new people and creating more fun memories with tSB Staff 🙂 “
Yeti: “Why is youth leadership important to an organization?”
Trina: “Youth leadership is important in an organization like tSB because tSB is an organization mainly focused on youth and it is important for us to recognize the power that youth may have that our society does not acknowledge.”
Roda: “Youth leadership is important to an organization because the youth of today are the future leaders of tomorrow. Without youth leadership our world would be lost since we are the leaders and what we do as a community whether it’s positive or negative it will affect us the most. Having a platform to learn how to communicate and work together will shape us in being better leaders.”
Yeti: “What are your plans after tSB?”
Trina: “After tSB I hope to stay connected to this program and potentially come back to help out or become a leader, as well as joining more internships program similar to this program.”
Roda: “After tSB, I would like to explore more ways I can give back to my community. I plan to volunteer with other non profit organizations that interest me and align with my future goals, and see where it takes me.”
Yeti: “What do you like to do in your free time?”
Trina: “I enjoy spending time with my friends and family or just having days to myself where I stay in and watch youtube videos or Netflix. One of my favorite movies on Netflix as of right now that I love rewatching is Another Cinderella story starring Selena Gomez.
Roda: “I enjoy spending quality time with friends and fam. I enjoying going to the movies, amusement parks, and exploring with friends. I also like Vlogging for non existent Youtube 🙂 and watching Youtube videos. I enjoy the outdoors bike riding, going to the beach, swimming and finding new places to eat.”