We’ve had two summer interns with us this Summer and we’ve enjoyed all their help. Check them out below!
My name is Bryan, I am from Torrance, CA and I am a sophomore studying Public Policy Analysis and Economics at Pomona College in Claremont, CA. Working at Little Lights this summer has been such a wonderful learning experience. As an intern, I have had the opportunity to learn about and experience all aspects of the Little Lights organization from one on one basketball with kids at Potomac Gardens to tutoring homework, math and reading to organizing grant and fundraising materials. Having the chance to work with and serve the children and families of Potomac Gardens and Hopkins has helped me understand the power of giving, service and charity. It has been humbling to work for a group with such a great mission and the most charismatic, and helpful staff. Little Lights seeks to provide children with many essential things I have always taken for granted: guidance, faith, education, encouragement and most importantly, the opportunity to be a kid, have fun, make jokes and play games. The children at Potomac Gardens have boundless energy, charming personalities and the best smiles. Ultimately, my time at Little Lights has taught me that individuals regardless of their circumstances and natures have the capacity to grow their minds, their faith and their hearts.
My name is Regan Urquhart. I’m a rising junior at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. I am majoring in International Relations. In March, I got accepted into the Fund for American Studies (TFAS), a program that requires students to take six to nine credit hours during the summer and work around thirty hours at an internship program. We also have to participate in additional activities, such as, site briefings, educational tours, exploring museums and learning the history of Washing, D.C. Within TFAS, I am in the Institute for Philanthropy and Volunteer Service. The Institute gave me a survey to complete and then paired me with an organization for the internship program. I was blessed to have been paired with the amazing organization of Little Lights Urban Ministries. At Little Lights, I have been learning about the many different aspects of the non-profit world, such as programs and Development. My main project is to create a binder of articles, statistics, tips, and other general knowledge—things to help those volunteers who have decided to become mentors at Little Lights. I have also had the pleasure of meeting some very amazing people who have touched my life and they have inspired me to become more involved in my community back home. They have shown me how every little thing you do to better your community helps and truly does make a difference.