“Seas” the day! ⛵ Thanks to the Willamette Sailing Club for hosting the MFS Youth Internship Program for a field trip this last Friday! For many students, it was their first time on the water and cruising up and down the Willamette River. After a lesson in sailing, students were also given a chance to talk to Matthew Berger, a professional sailor with the Oregon Youth Sailing Foundation about potential job opportunities on and around the water. Not to mention, a major highlight of the trip was checking out a decades-old bald eagle’s nest in the Ross Island Lagoon! 🦅 Our Youth Internship Program is part of United Way of the Columbia-Willamette‘s SF2020 collaborative, and operates under the MFS Economic Empowerment program, with help from our awesome MFS AmeriCorps members! Special thanks to Self-Enhancement Inc. for their support in making this field trip happen for our students.
Three of our MFS Youth Internship students just spent the last 8 weeks working at KBOO Community Radio. Labreia, Aysiah and Justin completed their internship by each creating a podcast of their own making. Take a listen to the amazing work of our MFS KBOO Crew here 🔊
Thanks to Erin & Celeste at KBOO for graciously agreeing to host our students from David Douglas High School & Floyd Light Middle School! And a big thank you to the support of our SF2020 partners for making this program possible!