The first day I sat in the Foundation for orientation, ten weeks stretched out ahead of me.
And now I am in week ten. Not to be cliche – but I blinked.
I look back over the past few months and could not be more thankful that I spent the past two and a half months with Junior Achievement. I’m not sure what I expected when I first walked into this fellowship, but this summer has been incredible.
From day one, everyone at Junior Achievement pushed me to grow as a professional. I met some incredible people with amazing stories, and was given the privilege of learning from their expertise.
I walk from Junior Achievement a little bit better informed and with my eyes a little bit more open. This summer has been the summer of ‘community.’ With events like the Casino Night Fundraiser or sitting in on board meetings I have learned how much an entire community are reliant on one another. I’ve seen how a donor can affect an entire program, how a local business can impact a community, and with my summer project: how an education policy affects everything else around it, specifically on a non-profit level.
Thank you Junior Achievement of Central Ohio for including me for a summer and teaching me so much. Whatever my next steps are, I will take a piece of this experience with me – wherever I go.