We’re happy to welcome Rina, a member of our Summer Youth Leadership Corps (YLC), as our guest Tweeter for the next month! This is the third GlassRoots program for Rina, and she wants to share her perspective on our programs! Rina is a rising senior at East Side High School in Newark, and is interested in business and art.
GlassRoots YLC program provides in-depth training on leadership/mentorship skills preparing participants to serve as mentors in an our summer glass-experience program. The YLC is ‘staffed’ by students who have participated in our other long term programs and who are ready to be trained as counselors/mentors.
In this 6-week summer work/internship program high school students receive on-site and OTJ mentorship training and experience that helps ready them for college or the workforce while not losing the gifts and uniqueness of our glass art program. The YLCs create, learn, and grow intellectually, socially and emotionally and can apply this experience to their resumes and school applications. With a focus on developing communication, teamwork, personal identity, professionalism, and project management, the YLCs complete the summer having developed the skills they need to succeed.
Follow Rina on our Twitter and Instagram feeds! Her posts will be marked with an RA!