I work in an office this summer, and that was something out of my usual environment. So yes, I had some difficulties settling in. Keep in mind, though, it takes time to acquire a knowledge and skill. As I got used to working in an office and got to know the staff members, it got easier.
06.09.2015 | Posted by Jeannie LeMere, AchieveMpls Graduation Coach
Neither of us was willing to give up. Slowly, slowly, we peeled away the layers, and in December, she shocked me by coming into the room with a radiant smile and giving me a big hug. Real progress had been made!
Media Release from City of Minneapolis and AchieveMpls
Mon June 15, 2015
The City of Minneapolis youth employment program, STEP-UP, kicked off its 12th summer with 1,600 Minneapolis youth and young adults ages 14-21 starting their paid summer internships at 230 participating government agencies, nonprofits, and corporations throughout the Twin Cities metro area.
In April, I was a judge for STEP-UP Achieve's High Tech Innovation Day. The daylong event, hosted by CoCo Minneapolis, brought Minneapolis students together to create innovative solutions to difficult problems like summer melt, financial literacy, access to clean water, and food deserts.