Each year, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation selects 225 students nationwide to be a part of a paid internship program at a local non-profit organization. Communities In Schools of Jacksonville is proud to be the participating local non-profit for northeast Florida and has given these five interns a chance to work at one of our 19 free TEAM UP Summer Camp sites.
The five interns joining us this summer are: James Wheeler, a rising senior at Bartram Trail High School; Marissa Canady, a graduate of Paxon School for Advanced Studies and rising freshmen at the University of Southern California; Brianna Jordan, a rising senior at Paxon School for Advanced Studies; Jerron Wheeler, a graduate of Stanton College Prepatory and rising freshmen at the Univeristy of South Florida; and Russell Grim, a rising senior at Sandalwood High School.
At the camps, they are working with the students during academic enrichment, helping run afternoon activities such as intramural sports and arts and crafts, and are making an impact on the students just by being a positive role model in their presence.
This is the seventh year that Communities In Schools and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation have been working together to provide life enhancing opportunities for these students. Besides helping out at the summer camps, the five student leaders will be traveling to Washington, D.C. for a week to participate in a Student Leadership Summit.
At the summit, they will participate in a service learning project and numerous workshops to create for the students an understanding of the positive impact service can have on a community.
Communities In Schools of Jacksonville is impressed each year with the group of outstanding students that intern for the summer. This year’s group has already proved to have embraced the mission of the TEAM UP summer camp and are impacting the students every day.