Posted in Energy Conservation, MHYC News, Project Roundup, Service Story, tagged Career Readiness Training, Colorado, Conservation, Denver, Energy Conservation, Green Jobs, MHYC, Mile High Youth Corps, Youth Corps, youth jobs on December 9, 2010 |
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Well, we are rounding up this term at Mile High Youth Corps. It is scary and exciting at the same time. Scary because I still do not have a job to go directly in to, and exciting because I know that now I can leave here better prepared for work and life in the future.
There are some things here that I don’t think I’ll miss, for instance, we’ve constructed over 40,000 kits with energy saving measures to be mailed all over Colorado. I hate to say it but I will be honest, I am glad I do not have to build one more Energy Saving Kit. I am glad I also do not have to sit through another JRT (Job Readiness Training) class, but I am greatly appreciative for all the skills and knowledge I have gained through this class. I am now a more confident interviewee, I have a better resume, and I know how to write a cover letter.
However, it is not just the technical skills I have learned here that will benefit me for the future. I have a great experience under my belt now. I have gained confidence to be a leader among my peers, better knowledge of behind the scenes at a non-profit, and have developed a zeal for service. I feel so enriched with this program and I am so incredibly grateful for this entire experience. Therefore, even though I do not have a job yet, I am not worried because I know I am much better off now for the job market and the world because of my time at Mile High Youth Corps.
-Jesse Kuck, Energy Conservation Program
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Posted in MHYC News, Service Story, YouthBuild, tagged Art from Ashes, Career Readiness Training, Denver, MHYC, Mile High Youth Corps, Poetry, Water Conservation, Youth Enrichment, YouthBuild on August 26, 2009 |
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I’ve done some cool stuff, stuff that I thought I’d never do, for the state of Colorado during my six months with YouthBuild. I’ve worked on a construction site for low-income families, learned how to make a difference in the community by recycling and volunteered by planting trees and fixing trails.
With the different programs MHYC offers I have decided on what I want to do with my career. I want to be a Youth Enrichment worker with any “super-sick” non-profit organization like MHYC and Urban Peak. With help from Art from Ashes, I found out that I’m a poet and I didn’t even know it! I learned that through poetry you can speak from your heart. With the help of JRT (Job Readiness Training) I’ve learned how to sit down in an interview and sell myself as a good candidate for a job. I’ve learned how to handle job situations, how to speak to my boss and handle myself when I get mad. I’ve learned how important work ethic is if you want to keep a job.
I love MHYC because it brought more of myself out, it challenged me mentally and physically and MHYC helps the community so much. I think MHYC is cool because all the different crews really help out Colorado in different ways. One day I would like to work for the Water Crew here at MHYC because they really make a difference. Coming to MHYC has changed my outlook towards helping others who really need it and by others I mean community.
- Brenden Fresquez
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