Interns of the Month: Alex Martin and Callan Veteto

While there is normally one intern of the month, Alex and Callan proved to be equally deserving of the title. Here’s what their site coordinator had to say about their nomination;

They have carried extra duties happily as I have adjusted from working with youth to working with elementary children. Everyday, they come full of energy and eagerness to work with the children. They have spent time teaching kids about music. Their patience with the kids and their ability to turn sadness or disappointment into a smile is a joy to watch. Their skills are complementary and they have several ‘duo’ routines – tricks, singing and dancing. They are both nominated because they work so well as a pair. They make my job so much easier and more fulfilling. Together, they are creative and great at improvisation when we need it the most.

So let’s meet the interns of the month:

Alex Martin_4blogName: Alex Martin

Hometown: Plano, TX

College: University of North Texas

Major: Nursing

Project Transformation Site: Christ’s Foundry

Hobbies: Music and sports

 

Why did you want to serve as an intern at Project Transformation?

I wanted to do my part in serving the community and to enrich the kids in every way I could.

What is the most important lesson you have learned from working with children and youth?

Even though I am in college, I can still be outsmarted by 2nd graders daily.

What is your favorite part of the Project Transformation experience?

My favorite part of this experience is the relationships that are formed.

If you could tell one story from your experience at Project Transformation, what story would you tell?

I would tell of the numerous times I have managed to make a child stop crying by having them close their eyes and recite a magical spell in some made up language.

 

Callan Veteto_4blogName: Callan Veteto

Hometown: Plano, TX

College: University of North Texas

Major: Fine Arts (drawing and painting)

Site Location: Christ’s Foundry

Hobbies: Sports, art and music

Why did you want to serve as an intern at Project Transformation?

I wanted to get more involved in service to my community, especially with the children and youth around Dallas.

What is the most important lesson you have learned from working with children/youth?

I’ve learned that simply developing positive relationships with the kids/youth can spark a stronger, more loving community.

What is your favorite part of the Project Transformation experience?

My favorite part is getting to impact the kids in a way that is unique and meaningful.

If you could tell one story from your experience at Project Transformation, what story would you tell?

I would tell the story about the time two kids from my site gave their pieces of pizza they earned to a child who didn’t have one.

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