Gaining skills as an Earth Team Intern.
The 3-Bin system project is important to our program, but youth development is even bigger! Check out what our interns have learned so far throughout their first semester!
“I have learned how to be able to talk to people about an issue I care about and try to make them care” – Yan Yan
“I feel like I have gained the ability to fight for the beliefs & goals that I have. I have gained the confidence to talk in front of students and with staff. Also, I think I have gained more knowledge about what it takes to accomplish any goals – not just environmental.” – Lucy
“I have learned how to be diplomatic with people who have different goals than me, and I have learned how much of an impact an individual can make I’m a community” -Ro’e
“I feel like my presentation skills have improved a lot. I also feel more comfortable sharing my ideas with other people regardless of whether I think its good or not.” -Angela
“Being a part of Earth Team has helped me become more confident in sorting trash, and helping others sort correctly as well. I was able to connect to other students and build new relationships with other people. Earth Team influences me to step out of my comfort zone and try new things.” – Suzanne
“I think that I learn how to work together with a team that have different opinions from me” – Jose
“I learned how to communicate with people who are older and have more power” – Tyea
“I feel like I have gained leadership skills because I talked to one of the custodians about this and I felt like I was able to be more confident in the system when I talked to him and it made me feel like a leader and a representative of the system.” – Daisy
“I feel like I have become more confident with my knowledge of the environment. I feel like I have improved my teamwork and collaborative skills.” -Sophia
“I’ve learned how to separate everything and how to teach others how they can too. it’s made me more positive because I like being able to help” -Asha
“I have gained more confidence in the program, and learned problem solving skills and the importance of teamwork.” – Jade
“I feel as if I’ve gained a better understanding of trash systems, and leadership skills.” – Ruby
“I have become better at analyzing data and how to think about how an audience is thinking.” -Kamilah
“I have learned how to talk to adults that may be difficult” -CoCo
“I have learned how to talk to people about issues that they might not want to talk about” -Ryoji
“I have learned more leadership and communication skills” – Raymond
KEEP LEARNING, KEEP GROWING! GO OAKLAND TECH EARTH TEAM!
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