Student Commentary: Youth Internship Program Introduction and Team Building
CRF Interns from many different schools arrive on the first day a bit nervous and unsure of what to expect. To put students at ease- naturally we blindfold them! It may sound mean but, it's all part of a team-building exercise. Students are paired up and participate in trust walks. The blindfolded student relies on their partner to guide them. Students learn each other's names and split into teams and to figure out how to get every member across the floor, which we pretend was deadly acid, using only a few sheets of paper as rafts. Students have lots of opportunities to chat and get to know each other. Reflection Questions: 1. What qualities do you and the other students possess that you think make you a good candidate for the Youth Internship program? 2. What do you feel you can contribute to the group?
- Exceptional People
I was surprised by the diversity of the people I saw when I walked into the room today. There were people of different ethnicities from various schools and backgrounds all gathered together for the ... (read more)
- Group In the Making
It seems that many people in the Youth Internship Program are very unique; I can sense their determination to succeed. This is a very interesting environment because every student has something ... (read more)