Youth Show Perseverance During Lockdown
In the face of the COVID-19 lockdown, our Green Jobs Interns have shown remarkable resilience and commitment to the community, determined not to let the pandemic stand in the way of their pursuits. With the guidance of Solar Youth staff, they are finding creative ways to be productive and most importantly, to remain SAFE during this time. Last week, half of our interns developed a community engagement plan with the initial focus on sending out a survey to neighbors in the surrounding area to see how they are doing and assess what kind of support they need.
The other half are redesigning the garden behind Solar Youth, while practicing social distancing, to generate food and create a learning space for the community.
Individually, they have been working on ideas for their own projects/businesses with some of them beginning the research phase. These projects will be developed throughout the rest of the Spring season with the intention of continuing them beyond the last day of program.
Solar Youth staff members are continuing to meet with the interns remotely, one on one, about their personal & professional goals.