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Friday, April 7, 2017

Youth In Action

Name of Organization: Youth In Action
Address: 672 Broad Street, Providence, RI, 02907
Description of the overall mission of this organization: This organization believes in the power of youth and individuals to create social change in their communities and the world.
Ages of youth served: 14-18
Name of Mentor: Pegah Rahmanian
Hours worked: Tuesdays 11-6; Last Friday of every month 3-7:30; Service Learning opportunities (at random dates and times, usually one Saturday a month from 10-1)
Description of your role and duties: My responsibilities and duties were to find one service learning opportunity for the youth inside of the program each month.  I also planned a theme and activities for each community event on the last Friday of every month, and put my input into the other workshops that the rest of the team was working on.  I worked with a budget, and stayed organized and consistent.  I was also in the space when the youth were there to connect with them and help with facilitating programming.
Description of the culture of the place:
There are usually at least two people in the office at all times.  The office has 4 staff members that work there.  It is a very laid back atmosphere and the staff work as one unit like a family.  There is a lot of freedom for creativity and work, it is not a highly structured atmosphere. The dress code is to dress appropriately, but laid back casual dress, and when you go to events more business casual.      
Additional Requirements: Travel to buy materials for your events, and for events that the youth do.  
Special notes on process of getting this internship: Be open-minded and have the youth be the center of your focus.
Other internship opportunities with this organization: Yes, I made a partnership with a school department that I could intern at if I asked.   

What three TAGS would you use to label this internship? Social Change, Leadership, Support
Your name: Ilana Tirocchi
Your cohort: 4
Your email address if others can contact you: itirocchi1 [at]

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