By: Cierra Brown
Being a young manager of SLC, I can honestly say I have a new outlook of Milwaukee. Witnessing a variety of negative things the city has to offer blinded my positive perception of people my age. SLC is an excellent opportunity for black youth to
participate in because it enhances the skills that are used in daily living and helps interns find hidden talents.
There have been a few interns who have come out of their timid shells and are currently blooming into leaders who are not afraid to use their voices. They are some of the most creative group of people that I have come across. For example, there is an intern who keeps to himself and he found a way to canvass and communicate with people despite his shyness. Now through observing him, he offers his input and often takes the lead. He came from being a mere shadow of the group to always volunteering to take the initiative and complete different task.
I am excited about the project that is in progress. Over the past couple of weeks, interns have been pushed to look deeper into their personal futures. They put together a five year plan with various steps and goals that they need to achieved. Looking at their plans I see them becoming more serious about their lives and it gives hope to all of Milwaukee's youth.
All of the interns are in some sort of higher education and have big aspirations such as becoming doctors, photographers, and even teachers.Seeing my peers work hard to make positive changes in themselves while becoming positive role models for people in their communities excites CAV as well as myself.