WiSHES Youth Staff Testimonials

Q: How would you describe your employment experience at WiSHES?

A: The time I have spent working at WiSHES is greatly treasured. I began attending WiSHES Tutoring as a program participant and was one of the first to be hired as Summer Youth Staff. My employment at WiSHES has lead to tremendous growth in my leadership ability. During my time here at WiSHES I have learned that over time while working with the Founder she identifies skills that you’ve never noticed about yourself. She helps you realize and use those skills and qualities to help you succeed in everything that you do. In my case I did not realize the meticulous nature I have with details (i.e. proof reading and bookkeeping). I was then given the opportunity to proofread and revise documents for the Founder and soon enough became Interim Bookkeeper. I have acquired lifelong skills that will benefit me now and in years to come. ~ Current Youth Staff Tenth Grader Testimonial 2016-17

Q: How would you describe your employment experience at WiSHES?

A: I really enjoyed working at WiSHES during the Summer Enrichment Program and I returned to during the Year Round YouthWorks program. I usually work in the office and help prepare the library for the students in the program.  I work to catalog the many books that have been donated for the students. Working at WiSHES has been a good learning experience and has helped me improve my typing skills. Being employed at WiSHES has also helped me in other areas and that is why I want to return and work in the Summer of 2017 to help Ms. Osley with anything she needs.  ~ Current Youth Staff Tenth Grader Testimonial 2016-17

Q: How would you describe your employment experience at WiSHES?

A: I found working at WiSHES Summer Enrichment Program during the Summer of 2016 to be enlightening. This was my first job as a teenager and it taught me a lot. I learned to control my temper and attitude when things became difficult. I became wiser by learning to manage tasks on my own and learned when I needed to ask for assistance. I enjoyed spending time with the children and learning how every child is different. Ms. Osley has taught me so much, like how to be a responsible young lady.  ~Ninth Grade Youth Staff Summer Enrichment 2016 ~ Returning in the Summer of 2017

Q: How would you describe your employment experience at WiSHES?

A: Working at WiSHES last Summer was a great experience. It helped me understand what it is like to have a job. I enjoyed helping the children with different reading and math skills. It also helped me stay up to date with my school work. WiSHES taught me good work ethic and structure, which I will need to remember in the future. WiSHES was truly wonderful and I look forward to working there again this Summer! ~Tenth Grade Youth Staff Summer Enrichment 2016 ~ Returning in the Summer of 2017

Q: How would you describe your volunteer experience at WiSHES?

A: Volunteered with Ms. Osley at WiSHES last Summer was a wonderful experience. It was fun to see how Ms. Osley operates the Summer Program, however, I totally enjoyed working with the children. Many of the children that began the Summer Program thought the program would only focus on academics. However, students also enjoy playing outside with friends and field trips every Friday. By the end of the Summer they were convinced that the program focused on academics and fun! I had a great Summer with the kids! ~Ninth Grade Youth Volunteer Staff Summer Enrichment 2016 ~ Returning in the Summer of 2017

Q: How would you describe your employment experience at WiSHES?

A: I was able to learn so much while working for WiSHES. During my employment a money management class was offered. Participating in this course helped me think about how to manage my finances. I am extremely joyful that I was able to be on the WiSHES Team!!! ~ Former Youth Staff Ninth Grader Testimonial 2016