We have shared many stories on our blog about senior HFO staff and of the students who are members of our tutoring program--but have you heard about our Agents of Hope? The Agents of Hope (http://hopeforopelousas.org/hope/agents-of-hope/) program is a paid internship we offer to High School students, funded by a generous grant from the Pugh Family Foundation. During the semester-long internship, these high school employees have the double task of helping manage our tutoring program, as well as completing a leadership development and job training program. We are excited about this opportunity to invest in the community by hiring High School seniors here at HFO.
She would tell the world that she loves her family and friends, and that she is planning on becoming a “family practitioner.” She thinks that dedicated and caring teachers are what Opelousas needs most. She says that maybe if students had these positive influences they would care more about their lives and their actions. She is a positive influence on our students and we expect great things from her in the future!
Watch out, world! Miaya said if she could tell the world one thing, it would be that she is proud of who she is and that she can’t wait to see who she will become. She must enjoy her work here at Hope for Opelousas, because she said that what Opelousas needs most are positive activities for kids to engage in. We are pumped to have her working at HFO!
In the future, look forward to meeting more of our Agents of Hope here on the HFO blog!