SLS Summer 2021 Intern Profile: Importance of Mentorship for BIPOC Youth

September 20, 2021

Each summer, SLS hosts an Internship Program, placing students in internships with community and government organizations, focused on gaining real world experience in sustainability and community engagement.  This week, we highlight Peyton Warrick (Environmental Engineering) who interned with Hope for Youth (HYPE), and had the opportunity to serve on a Zoom panel that HYPE held in partnership with Women of Color in Tech and the General Assembly on the "Importance of Mentorship for BIPOC Youth." 

I had the pleasure of interning with HYPE (Hope for Youth Inc.) this summer. HYPE is a nonprofit that focuses on educating and empowering girls of color to become future leaders of the tech industry. I interned as a teaching assistant, in two web development coding camps, for middle school and high school students. I was also a web app designer, working on the development of HYPE’s new online platform and learning management system.

This fall, I am doing a part-time internship with HYPE as well. I am currently managing/helping create their new Student Ambassador Program, as the Student Programs and Operations Intern.