High School Students Invited to Join the Regional Food Bank’s Hope Corps
Applications are Due By Nov. 5 for the Internship
(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Oct. 25, 2018 – High school students 16 to 18 years old are invited to join the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Hope Corps program. The internship helps students develop their leadership skills while also raising awareness about hunger in Oklahoma. The program runs Nov. 27 through May 7. Applications are due by Nov. 5. Interested students can apply online at www.rfbo.org/hopecorps.
Hope Corps engages students in activities to expand community awareness about the issue of hunger, develops leadership skills and assists the students in making contacts within the nonprofit community. At the end of their term, each student receives a letter of recommendation for college or a job as well as a certificate of completion.
Now a college student, Madison McDonald joined Hope Corps because she wanted to both serve her community and learn how nonprofit organizations operate. Also, she was witnessing others around her living with hunger. During her time with Hope Corps, Madison said she improved her public speaking skills and she learned about the issue of hunger in Oklahoma.
"I also learned that small acts of your time can change someone else's life," Madison said. "It can really make a difference and you can have fun while serving others. You will not regret it."
“It’s rewarding to see students participate in Hope Corps and develop leadership and interpersonal skills that we know will benefit them as they go on to college and find jobs,” said Sara Lorenzen, the Regional Food Bank’s volunteer engagement manager. “While learning about how hunger impacts our state, Hope Corps members also take an active role in helping end hunger in their communities.”
For more information about the Hope Corps program, contact Sherri Glenn at 600-3134 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma