By Leah Schmalz
Mint Hill resident and Northwest School of the Arts graduate Nia Moore spent the past summer interning with Freedom School Partners as part of the national Bank of America program Student Leaders.
Moore was one of five students selected from the Charlotte area to participate in an eight-week paid internship with a local nonprofit. The goal is to recognize students for their community efforts by providing them with valuable career experience.
“I had to wake up earlier than I did throughout the school year, but it was definitely worth it,” Moore said.
Moore had previously volunteered with the nonprofit Promising Pages, which seeks to build literacy for underprivileged children by giving them access to early education through books. “I’ve already been interested in educational disparities,” she said. “Working with Freedom Schools definitely aligned with that.”
Freedom School Partners works to combat summer learning loss and make gains in literacy through a six-week summer program each year. Moore’s responsibilities varied each day, providing an overview of each facet of a nonprofit. Tasks included site deliveries, scholar evaluations and field trips. Interns were able to meet with the marketing and finance departments to learn more about the roles they play. […]