http://www.bgcsyracuse.org

Boys and Girls Club of Syracuse

Youth Development Specialist

June - August 2019 • Syracuse, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed having realtime experience working with children in the community I intend to serve in my career field. Gaining a better understanding of the daily routine for this organization will be invaluable in my future endeavors, and the relationships I developed with my coworkers and the children helped to solidify my career choice.

What I wish was different

I had hoped to gain more experience developing and implementing new programs for the organization, however, I quickly learned that my presence and support for existing activities was more valuable for both my own experience and the organization's needs.

Advice

Be prepared for a physical experience! Obviously kids love to play, so being able to fully engage in physical activities as much as possible goes a long way in establishing good relationships. with them.
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