Meet Gabbie Ruggiero and Kaylee Clemens, BBBSCI's summer interns!
Gabbie is a social justice advocate that wants to provide young people with opportunities to help themselves succeed. A recent graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, she is a Fellow this summer through @futureleadersinaction, a non-profit that pairs young professionals with youth-oriented non-profits to implement enrichment programs and improve leadership skills. She is developing a three-year curriculum for BBBSCI's Workplace Mentoring Program. She plans to go on to a graduate program to promote policy change in the social sector.
Kaylee will receive her Bachelors of Arts in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa after the completion of her internship. In addition to interning at BBBSCI, Kaylee is also interning at Heart of Iowa Big Brothers Big Sisters-Marshalltown. Throughout her internships, she has gained experience working with the Community-Based and School-Based Mentoring Programs and assisting with events and marketing. She has had a blast working for Big Brothers Big Sisters and has learned so much from the staff, volunteers and families in these programs.
Thank you to Gabbie and Kaylee for all of their hard work this summer! We are excited for the great things in store for you both!