2011 is off and running and we are already almost half-way through February. There has been new life and excitement around HFO and we wanted to share some of the details with everyone. Here are the high point:
- Agents of Hope Internship Program funded by our first Grant.
What is Agents of Hope Internship? recruit and hire five high school seniors from the neighborhood we serve and give them an opportunity to work as paid interns with Hope for Opelousas for seventeen weeks with an emphasis on Work and Training. Work Portion: nine hours per week with duties ranging from homework help to volunteer coordination. Training Portion: require each intern to complete the Jobs for Life curriculum: a workbook and small group life-skills program that teaches character building, money handling, resume preparation, and work etiquette. Each student will be paid minimum wage for the hours they have worked.