- Written by Anna Grace Williams, Springhouse Learner -
In one of the recent blog posts, I introduced the Community Internship Program. This time around, I will be introducing two students and giving an overview of what they are learning and experiencing in their internships.
Lotus Billand, a ninth grader at Springhouse, interns at Blue Mountain School. She has a tender heart for the pre-k through seventh grade students and enjoys being their companion and confidante. Lotus says that “I have learned to have compassion and to love the kids for who they are. I am learning to understand how the teachers deal with conflict. I am learning about the developmental stages that all kids go through. I am helping the kids grow and, through that, growing myself.” Lotus also talks about how useful the work she is doing in her internship will be in her future and for her possible career path. “I think that when I have kids I will be better equipped to take care of them. I also think that, if I want to go into teaching as a career, then I will already have some practice...I will have had to mature to be able to lead, and then will be a better leader in the future.”
Skyler Locke, another Springhouse ninth grader, has taken on the responsibilities of two internships: advertisement with Red Rooster Coffee and Crenshaw Lighting. Skyler expressed that he has learned about basic business structure and how to successfully run a business. In addition, he says that the knowledge he has gained from his internships will help him if he ever wants to create a business.
It is very impressive to see all the students committing to such a responsibility that will enormously affect their future in the best way possible. Springhouse is preparing students for the real world by giving them professional and life experiences and by helping the students discover what they want to pursue. As a student, I deeply appreciate this chance to connect myself to the community and local business as well as help see my future more clearly.
Published on November 12, 2018