"This experience has done so much to me. First, it built up my resumé, which is something colleges look into. It showed me how to communicate. For me, being a very shy person, it showed me that you're communicating with 20 different people every day at that job. And you just learn how to break your shell and how to talk to everyone."
“My name is Adrianna Sanchez, and I'm 17 years old. I'm from Houston, Texas. My mom is originally from here, and my dad is from México. He's from Rioverde. My sister is 20. I have a nephew - he's one, and I really love being around him. I love kids.
I was enrolled at YES Prep North Central high school as a sophomore last year, and this year I'm going to be attending Kipp Northeast, where I will be a junior.
The reason I got accepted to the [Bank of America Summer Youth Internship] program, and how I heard about it, was thanks to my school counselor. She sent emails to over 100 kids and told us about it. I actually have a friend here, her name is Karol. We both applied at the same time. It was really cool.
Applying was really nerve-wracking, because I was like 'what if I'm not good enough? What if I broke something down wrong?' And I told my mom, ‘ma, is this right? Am I doing this right?' And she was like 'yes, just do it. You're doing good.' It was nerve-wracking, but at the end of the day, I got into it, and I thank God for it.
[On getting assigned to her host nonprofit organization] They looked into our preferences, and they were like 'we're going to select you to what we think is the best fit for you.' Discovery Green is a non-profit park. They get their money from sponsors. What I did there was maintain the park. Which is cleaning it, watching the fountains. Make sure no kids run in and get hurt, and make sure everyone is following the rules of the park.
I really like Discovery Green. It was really cool working with all the workers. They're really friendly and nice.
This experience has done so much to me. First, it built up my resumé, which is something colleges look into. It showed me how to communicate. For me, being a very shy person, it showed me that you're communicating with 20 different people every day at that job. And you just learn how to break your shell and how to talk to everyone.
Since I got accepted to work there permanently at Discovery Green, I plan to continue school, obviously, and maintain that job. Hopefully it goes really well.
I plan to graduate from high school. Go to college, attend Stephen F. Austin State University. I really like that school. I'll probably go into accounting. I actually want to follow my sister's steps. She went to Our Lady of the Lake in San Antonio and she also studied accounting, I think I'll really like it.”