Town Supervisor Joe Carvin and the Town Council announced the end of its first Model American Summer Internship Program.
Town Supervisor Joe Carvin described the program as a wonderful example of “the positive impact that can occur when the public sector reaches out to the community to understand the current problems– like youth employment – and works in partnership with the community to make the Town a Model American Community.”
The successful program matched 10 students with Rye Town community organizations and houses of worship for the past 6 weeks.
Rye Town Model American Community InternsBrian Kerr Lesley Perez Kyle Thomas Elizabeth Verrastro Andracarol Davila LeAndra Harris Na-Keem Marks Gregory Montoya Maria Leyra Lisseth Torres
The students worked at community organizations that have participated with the Town’s Model American Community Project including Clay Arts Center, Centro Christiano Nueva Vida Church, Port Chester Children’s Place, the NAACP, St Frances AME Zion Church and the Town of Rye.
The students participated in a job-readiness workshop which included classes on job search skills, resume writing and interviewing before taking on a variety of unique assignments. Some of the students worked with children and youth; others conducted research and some helped their organizations use social media.
The internship also featured three international mentors from Manhattanville College who met with the students to listen to their questions about workplace issues and to help them understand constructive ways to respond.
This post is based on information submitted by the Town of Rye.