Starting the new year with Agents of Hope

Agents of Hope is a unique internship designed for High School seniors. Through a 17 week program the Agents of Hope interns will be employed by Hope for Opelousas, providing tutoring assistance for the after school program, being part of the strategic planning team, and handling clerical duties. Each week they also participate in a job training curriculum using the "Jobs for Life" program to teach them job skills and character building. This program is so unique because it is not just teaching them how to get a job, but it is also giving them the opportunity to apply what they are learning in class to the job they already have with Hope For Opelousas. Meet the Agents of Hope interns:

Carmen Washington

My name is Carmen Washington. I am a senior at Opelousas Senior High. After high school I plan on furthering my education at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA. There, I want to major in secretarial studies. Although I love to do busy work, I enjoy reading, writing, and listening to music. I love learning and enjoy the feeling of sharing my knowledge with others. The feeling of succeeding in a goal sends magic through my soul. I know, feel, and believe that I can, and will, be the best I can be in life. With love, care, and tenderness around me I know there is a reason for me to believe in myself as well as others. I am Carmen Washington, the future leader of tomorrow’s world.

Carla Rosero

Hello Everyone! My name is Carla Rosero. I’m eighteen years old and I go to Opelousas Senior High School. I love sports, especially tennis, and all sorts of music, mainly rock. I absolutely love to sketch. I adore children and could like to do all I could to see to it that our future generations prosper.

Jaferrius Thomas

Hi my name is Jaferrius Thomas. Im nineteen years old and am a 12th grade senior at Opelousas Senior High School. I like to play in our school band and march as well. I would like to attend Southern University and go for General Studies. I would like to learn from this job but mainly from the kids. I think learning from kids is a great idea because the children are our future. And in order to have a successful future we must learn about the people that will be in it. With this opportunity I would love someone to say I made a difference in their life.

Renesha Darthard

My name's Renesha Darthard. I'm nineteen years old and I'm a senior at Opelousas Sr. High. I enjoy reading, writing, and playing sports. I hope that by becoming a part of Hope for Opelousas, I can become even more outgoing and experience life and childcare. I also hope that by God's grace I can be a great contribution to Hope for Opelousas, the children, the community, and one day the world. JCO_0752.jpg