I learned that, the more you practice, the better you will be. Every morning we did standup and at first it was very uncomfortable. After a while, it got easier and easier. We got to know each other and I have come to gain valuable friends.
I am continuous thankful for the opportunity to be a part of such a program and to learn from the students. Just because you may not have been given all the tools you needed to succeed does not mean the desire is not there.
Now as a member of the team, I have never felt more welcomed and supported. I have heard stories about bad internship experiences from friends who were shuffled out of the way and who left their positions feeling undervalued.
That little girl pictured with the joyous sun filled smile is my motivation. Making sure she is happy and provided for her is everything. So knowing that every day I wake up and go to YWeb and get stuff done I am working towards building the future she deserves is everything.