Adalis is a sophomore and former AfterZone participant, at Mt.Pleasant high school who has been training as an intern in the Hub’s Internship program, which trains high school students to serve in PASA’s middle school programs throughout the AfterZone to support the transition from middle to high school.
On the final day of their leadership academy training, we thought it would be interesting to get a student’s take on the program and on what it’s like to participate in PASA programs from middle through high school!
PASA: What was it like switching from the
AfterZone to the HUB?
Adalis: I thought it was like a dream come true. Because I remember when I was in the AfterZone and how great City Year was; they were like the coolest people I met, and I told myself that when I get older, I wanted to do exactly what they did. And the Hub gave me that chance. It’s like I want to give back, I want to give these [middle school] students a place where they can have fun, and I can do that by helping out.
I love every activity in the Hub! I don’t think there’s ever a time when I’m not interested in something. It’s a place where I can relate to everyone. And you
find peers that have the same interests as you, too! I had an awesome time and I can’t wait to go back and work with AfterZone. And I have learned a lot of jobs skills and the things I need to know for a future career.
PASA: Which activity did you like the most during the Leadership Training Academy, and why?
Adalis: I liked when you had to determine what kind of a leader you were. When we had to
place ourselves on the leadership compass to see if we were north, south, east or west.
PASA: What aspect of the internship are you most excited about?
Adalis: Basically, working with younger students. I want to really show people what I can do, I want to learn how to be more of a leader, and learn how to take care of certain