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2013 Pathways Summer Service

Introducing the Pathways Summer Service Students! Three students are participating in the Manchester University Summer Service Program this summer. They each will be spending 10 weeks at a site volunteering and making a difference in someone’s life.

Samantha

Jacob Archambault was in Buffalo, Indiana this summer at Camp Buffalo. Camp Buffalo is a Boy Scouts of America Camp in Sagamore Council, which encompasses a broad range of activities in which Boy Scouts can earn merit badges. Programming areas include aquatics (an outdoor pool and manmade lake), shooting sports (one of the best in the state), outdoor skills (cooking, knots, and wilderness survival), Handicraft (woodcarving, welding, electricity, metal working) and health (first aid, disease information and prevention). Jacob served as the Health Officer for Camp Buffalo. His duties included teaching First Aid, Emergency Preparedness, and Public Health Merit badges. He also provided Health Care for all scouts and adult scouters during their stay at Camp Buffalo. Throughout the summer, Jacob and all of the other camp employees strove to give scouts and scouters a great experience that would be memorable and worth coming back next summer!


Kelsey

Emily Pleadwell is a sophomore Math and Spanish major with a TESOL minor. This past summer, Emily volunteered at Interval House in Long Beach, California. Interval House is an organization that helps victims of domestic violence in Orange County and LA County. One of their important features is that Interval House has a very diverse staff which allows them to help clients in over 72 different languages. This makes for a very stimulating work environment, with coworkers conversing in several different languages including Vietnamese, Japanese, Spanish and French on a daily basis. Through her living arrangements, Emily was able to make several new friends from different countries such as Switzerland, Taiwan, France, Columbia and Japan.  

During her time at Interval House, Emily worked in the main outreach office five days a week. Two of those days she also traveled to the shelter to help teach a teen empowerment program about domestic violence and assist with childcare.

Outside of work, Emily visited LA, San Diego and San Francisco. She was able to see sea lions in La Jolla and at Fisherman’s Wharf along with visiting areas of interest like walking up to the Hollywood sign and walking down Venice Beach.


Jeremiah

Jordan Lett is a sophomore Economics and Political Science Major. This past summer, Jordan completed his Pathways experience as an intern for Safari Club International in Washington, D.C. over a two month time period. Safari Club International is the world’s largest hunters’ conservation organization that lobbies for both hunters’ rights and the environment in ways to promote healthy ecosystems without hurting the economy. During his internship, Jordan was able to visit several places such as the Federal Reserve and the CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA. Jordan said, “While in D.C. I was able to attend many guest lectures and conventions; all the places to network. Already I have one guaranteed internship, with several other possible sites I found through meeting new people.” Jordan also noted making several new friends and meeting a newly elected Chairman of the National College Republicans. In addition to completing his internship, Jordan also took two classes at George Mason University.

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