What's Next for SCIP?

Ideas for Next Year

Take a leadership role in:

Assisting managers in planning for our second year. What will that be?

Assisting managers in recruiting and planning for the new first year intake students

Provide an in-depth critique of our summer program experiences. What worked? What did not work? What would be do differently?

Hold a summit with youth in other intake programs

Arrange for swaps with youth in other intake programs

Travel to Philadelphia to meet with staff in NERO

Travel to Washington, DC to meet with staff in WASO

Attend conferences and symposiums such as Abolitionism in Black and White in Boston October 24th

Visit sites we have not seen yet

Return to some sites that we want to explore in more depth

Spend time shadowing people in our fields of interest

Lessons We’ve Learned This Year

  1. “Find a mentor.”
  2. “Sometimes your mentor finds you.”
  3. “Don’t underestimate the program you are in now …you have a lot of influence in its development.”
  4. “You have a voice.”
  5. “Never assume your idea is too wild; put it out there.”
  6. “Never cross anything off the list.”
  7. “Being open makes your skills attractive to an employer – makes people want you on their team.”
  8. “Never assume that you know the answer, talk to somebody.”
  9. “No one knows everything, but everyone knows something.
  10. “Passion is key.”
  11. “Move around…wide array of experience.”
  12. “Any training, go for it…it can only help you.”

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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