Meet Our Summer Interns: Crystal
Life is full of character transformations, both for the better and for the worse. When I was in preschool, my teachers asked me to use my inside voice and keep calm while indoors. This led me to keep to myself and engage in a lot of quiet reflection. This quiet reflection, however, helped me realize that I was wrong to ever shy away from my social personality. Now, I am encouraged to be outgoing and make contributions to my community, creating something much larger than myself. I am currently undergoing a positive transformation, embracing who I am as an individual through positive connections and experiences. My internship at Kingdom Causes is one of these experiences.
Me as an Individual:
Hello, my name is Crystal Vega and I am an incoming senior at Troy High School in Fullerton. Although I go to school in Fullerton, I have been a resident of Bellflower since elementary school. I have come to love this city and express my love through volunteer work. I started off as a reserved sixth grader whose sister dragged her to the C.M. Brakensiek Library for volunteering. I went from a fumbling sixth grader to a young adult who loves public speaking, writing, and meeting new people. I was able to put my strengths to the test when I joined clubs at my middle school and then at my high school. I am now involved in a club dedicated to spreading awareness about autism and reaching out to families in need. I also plan on starting a Ted Talks Club this coming school year that provides students with a platform for self-expression. It is such a gratifying experience to help a fellow student discover their passions.
Me as an Intern:
I feel especially blessed to call myself a summer intern, as this will be my second year working with Kingdom Causes. I started off working as a city volunteer who helped out wherever I was needed. Now, I am so grateful for the opportunity to work behind the scenes and breath life into the summer programs that I previously enjoyed. On my first day as an intern, I was so excited and overwhelmed that I started trembling as I began typing this blog post. I was motivated, however, by how confident the staff was that I would create an amazing summer program. It was this trust and respect that marked the beginning of my journey. I cannot wait to further develop my projects, and I look forward to every step of the way.
About my Picture:
Earlier in the summer, my family and I made a visit to the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. I was so entranced by this glimpse into such a mysterious universe that I knew so little about. This visit made me realize that while the unknown can seem daunting at first, it can also present you with so much beauty and wonder. This summer I will not be an astronaut exploring space but an intern making the best of the responsibility I have been given.