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Two Rock Stars: High school students working at LINC this summer!

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Two summer learning students share their experience working with LINC this summer.

/Matthew Fowler

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Letter to LINC staff from Fernanda Muñoz

Dear Beloved LINC members,

I want to thank everybody for allowing me to come to your office and help in anything possible. I've learned much from each individual, I would prefer to not say names just in case I forget someone.

Words are not enought to explain how these weeks of being with LINC have been. But this experience has taught me so much. I still remembered the first day I came to LINC, I was very nervous and to be honest a bit scared. I wasn't so sure what to expect. There were so many thoughts in my head of what I might have expected from everyone. But as they say, "never jusdge a book by it's cover." You guys have proven to me that the saying is very trune. I am very comfortable to say that I love everything about LINC, yes, even the flyering and the big events.

I am proud to say that I've worked for LINC. The diversity within LINC in my opinion is just one of the reasons why LINC is so great. Besides the fact that all the work LINC does is to help the community grow and better themselves. There are just many reasons why  LINC is so great in all ways.

I'm quite excited for the future. I would love to work with LINC again permanently. I would like to also volunteer for events for whenever you guys need help. I am truly thankful to LINC for this amazing experience.

I love you guys!


Fernanda Muñoz

/Matthew Fowler

/LINC community revitalization inc

In a time where many feel our educational system is failing our kids, dropout rates are at an all-time high, and schools that have been a part of the community for years are closing, there are two students who dispel these concerns and are beacons of hope to us all: 15 year old Fernanda Muñoz of Union High School and 16 year old Aysha Peterson of East Kentwood High School.  LINC Community Revitalization Inc. is privileged to have had Fernanda and Aysha as paid interns this summer through the “Y.E.P. I’m Working program,” out of Brown-Hutcherson Ministries as part of the I Believe I Become summer learning experience.

This was a first job opportunity for both young ladies who took full advantage of their introduction into a professional work atmosphere.  Some of the duties performed were data entry, answering phones at the front desk, customer service, flyering, very light community engagement and much more.  Aysha Peterson said this experience helped her “speak out to encourage others and have fun with community engagement”, while Fernanda became “more comfortable with her communication skills, knowing when to be professional and when to have fun along with having a better understanding of diverse communities.”  

Both young ladies feel that LINC has a very positive impact on the community and would have never known the “penetration” level LINC has in the community if they weren’t given the opportunity to experience the professionalism of LINC from the inside out.  Fernanda and Aysha are very dedicated and hard workers who are mature, astute, and a pleasure to work with.  These two are testaments that there are still many youth who strive for excellence in their academic as well as social and professional lives.  LINC values and appreciates the hard work and dedication shown from Fernanda Muñoz and Aysha Peterson and wish them the best of luck in all of their future endeavors.

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