Summer Colleagues Enjoy Real-Life Workplace Experiences

This week’s Feel Good Friday is unlike any you have ever read. It’s all about our United Way Summer Colleagues, otherwise known as our interns.

For many years, United Way of Delaware has recognized that summer matters. In addition to our many initiatives for young people that we’ve talked about in this space for the previous three weeks, we also have a robust summer experience for high school and college students to help prepare them to be the workforce of tomorrow. We bring eager

high school and college students onto our staff and give them real-world experiences in business.

Internships significantly contribute to students’ personal and professional growth. Hands-on learning experiences offer opportunities to bridge the gap between classroom learning and the real world. Internships develop soft skills such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and time management. Internships also help students identify their strengths, realize areas for improvement, and help them find their voice and passion.

This edition of Feel Good Friday shows an example of what young people can do when given the opportunity to stretch and thrive. I extend my thanks to all of the Interns and wish them all the best in the future.

Raina Allen - Director, Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative

Michelle A. Taylor, Ed.D.
President and CEO, United Way of Delaware