June 15, 2017
This 2017 summer, two interns have joined the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center team to add some extra hands and help out. They come to us through the Mayor’s Opportunity NOW initiative, and their salaries are generously provided by the engaged and visionary HCA Foundation. Yitu and Tiobista, one a rising senior and the other a rising junior at Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School, will be at the office Mondays through Thursdays–unless they are out in the field with Brandon. We are glad to have their energy and dedication for the next six weeks, and we hope you will come in and get to know them!
IN THEIR OWN WORDS:
My name is Yitu A. Ikapitte, I am 17 years old and i am a rising senior at MLK High. I came to temp at the NCRC because I was interested in the voluntary work of helping people who are having serious issues in their lives and to learn proper procedures to calm down and mediate serious situation. This summer I will spend my time to help out this important organization in any way possible as well as gain experience working with real mediators. I am proud to be part of this extraordinary team and look forward to the projects I will be taking part in this summer.
My name is Tiobista and I am 16 years old. I go to MLK High School and I am about to be a Junior. I am Ethiopian American, first generation born here in the states. There are many things I enjoy to do but mostly I like to help people, which is why I really like this organization, and am so glad to be spending my summer here. I really think I will gain a lot this summer so I am very excited to see where this internship will take me and what I will learn from it.