Carletha (right) and Amanda are spending this summer giving back by participating in Habitat Wake’s Summer of Service program. Carletha is a rising senior at Middle Creek High School. After graduation she plans to earn her EMT certification and attend nursing school. Amanda recently graduated from Wakefield High School and will attend Oakwood University in the fall to pursue a degree in nursing.
Summer of Service provides youth with eight weeks of professional and personal development. Job tasks within the program include working with construction supervisors, administration, program management, and communicating with Habitat Wake homeowners.
Both Carletha and Amanda are children of Habitat Wake homeowners. Being a part of the program has given them a new outlook on Habitat Wake. “I’ve learned more about being in a workplace,” says Amanda. “As children of Habitat homeowners, we have seen the construction side of things, but now we can see what happens in the office,” says Carletha
-- Editor's Note: Chauncey Bowden, Communications and Development Intern at Habitat Wake, wrote this story about Carletha and Amanda.