For the current school-year program, MYEEP Central Office is hosting one wonderful intern, Haley Huang, from our JVS location. Haley is currently a 9th grader at Lowell High School and is working as the Communications Intern for Central Office located at the Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC). Keep reading below to hear Haley’s thoughts on MYEEP!
I love it here at JCYC. Everyone is so friendly, outgoing, and very funny. It’s not like the boring offices you see on television. Everyone in the office is close to one another by the pictures they have, the pranks, and they are always laughing. Sometimes we have rocket wars which are ridiculously fun!
In the beginning of workshops at JVS, everyone was shy, but the CITs and Diana would play icebreakers which loosen the mood up. They taught us about teamwork, presentation skills, banking, budgeting our money, and what is appropriate for work and what is not. The presentation skills MYEEP has taught me helped me a lot in life. For example, during class I’m not afraid to raise my hand like before. I used to be shy and intimidated. Also, because of my newly learned skills, I was more open to new people and made a lot of new friends at school.
MYEEP helps set the ground for your future. There are many great opportunities for scholarships, internships, and future (dream) jobs. You also get the job experience and a little bit of money just for you to spend, save for the future, help pay bills for your family, or just emergency cash.
Thank you to all those who applied to be in the MYEEP Program this school year. This year we tried something new, we asked participants to write a paragraph on why they want to be in MYEEP, what skills they are hoping to learn and why they think they should be accepted into the program.
We’ve really enjoyed reading everyone’s paragraphs and wanted to take the time to share a few with you all:
“I want to be in MYEEP because it would help me in the future for when I have a real job. MYEEP would also help me provide for my family and help my mom. I hope to learn better communication skills. It would also be nice to know more about technology. I should get accepted into the program because I am a young black male trying to do something positive and this program can help me stay out of trouble.”
“I want to be in MYEEP because it sounds like a good opportunity for me to help kids who need help and/or tutors. Also it will give me an opportunity to do something after school instead of just watching T.V. I am hoping to learn to be more responsible, more neat, and less disrespectful. I think I should be accepted because MYEEP sounds like an awesome program and a great way for me to make money.“
“I want to be in MYEEP because I would like to gain work experience that will help me later in life. I believe that being a part of this program will accomplish a few things for me. First, I will learn the responsibilities that come with the territory of holding down a job. I will also develop a strong appreciation for earning the money that I’ve worked for. And lastly, I will make connections with those I work with as well as the SF community. I think that being in MYEEP will benefit me and I would like the opportunity to work with your staff.”
Workshops start next week — make sure you know what time and what days you need to be at your agency!
NOTE: If you have not been contacted by a coordinator, you are not accepted into MYEEP for the school year program. You are welcome to apply again this summer. Summer applications are typically released in April.