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Our 2015 Summer Interns Are at Work!

Filed in Internships, News, Youth by on July 24, 2015 • views: 501

Summer intern collageThis year, 12 Pelham Memorial High School students, representing all four grades, are working as summer interns for PACT.

The focus of this year’s internship is to determine the feasibility of creating a local public space for teens, utilizing the Stanford Design School’s Project Bootleg design thinking process, which draws on a variety of disciplines to make design projects a reality. This will ultimately lead the interns to explore why teens do the things that they do. They’ll also explore what current opportunities are available for teens in Pelham, the opportunities that the community is missing that teens feel they need; and how to make information steadily available to local youth.

Ultimately, this project will highlight the overarching themes of empowerment, advocacy, and leadership that are central to PACT’s mission. At the internship’s end, the teens will write a feasibly report highlighting their research and data collected throughout the summer. They will give a formal presentation of their report at PACT’s Town Hall meeting in October. The interns will also serve on PACT’s Youth Leadership Council during the school year.

The 2015 PACT Summer Interns are: Joseph Catalano, Eanya Lian C. Dychauco, Ashley Flores, Linda Jaimes, Alexander Kougasian, Oliver Nassiri, Arielle O’Connor, Elody Paulino, Karla Pennetta, Ascensy Perez, Leana Rutt, and Ramon Velez, Jr.

This is the fourth year PACT has had a summer internship program. Previous interns have conducted a physical scan of the Pelham community, done a community mapping project of local businesses and non-profits that offer opportunities for youth and used social media to engage their peers.

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