Youth Leadership Academy: Internship Program
The Mosaic YLA provides a space for our oldest students to further their self-confidence, through learning essential life and leadership skills. The YLA program begins when students enter Middle School, and continues into High School with a volunteer internship. The program then offers select students the possibility of applying for a paid High School internship with Mosaic, giving many students their first job.
2021 - Present
Said has been with Mosaic since he was just 4 years old. He has been to every Summer Arts Camp, every Cultural Celebration, and attended the Mosaic daily program each year in both Elementary and Middle School.
As a member of the Youth Leadership Academy, Said served his time as an unpaid intern and now works as an employee. Collectively, he has been with Mosaic for twelve years and is a vital part of the spirit and family of Mosaic.
Said says that Mosaic has taught him to be the person he is today, and he enjoys spending time with the staff and kids.
2019 - 2021
Valeria started with Mosaic when she was in K-4, and she is now a Junior in High School. She is a talented dancer and visual artist. Along with attending classes at Mosaic, Valeria began dancing at the International Dance Academy when she was eleven years old.
While only in Middle School, Valeria choreographed pieces for the Cultural Dance Class in preparation for Mosaic's Annual Cultural Celebration. After Middle School, Valeria has continued at Mosaic as a Cultural Dance teacher during the school year program, counselor during the summer program, and Visual Art teacher to Mosaic's littlest students during the Summer Arts Camp.
Valeria enjoys working with students and comes back to volunteer often.
Frida Leon German
2021 - 2022
Frida is 15 years old and has been with Mosaic since 2017 when she was nine years old. Mosaic has made her so happy, and she has learned so much in these past few amazing years.
Frida is Mexican-American and loves to help the younger students find pride in who they are, specifically through cultural dance.
Frida also loves to assist with academics since she has been in the position of having English as a second language, and wants to be a guide for children going through the same thing. She attends Eastside High school and is working to go to college in the future.
2021 - 2022
Savannah began at Mosaic as an intern in the summer of 2021 and has enjoyed every moment with the kids.
She enjoys drawing and aspires to be a Forensic Toxicologist. She recently traveled to Washington DC for a Youth NYLF Law and CSI Forum. Savannah loves to listen to true-crime podcasts and strives to find the truth.
Savannah focused on helping the students at Mosaic find efficient ways to study for tests, and do their best academically. She taught the kids how to be kind and take pride in who they are.
2021 Volunteer Interns
2022 Volunteer Interns
Haasini, Betsy, Nahomy, Karen,
Ana Sofia, & Jeysell
Ashley, Valeria, Said, Frida, Andrea, Nalla, Jessica, Lorena, & Savannah