Senior Kendra Watkins has received a Youth Internship position with Michigan Roundtable. Having participated in SDLC (Student Diversity Leadership Conference) and having presented diversity workshops to both staff and students, Kendra realizes that this internship is perfectly aligned with her passions and abilities to share her experiences with the Roeper community and the metro Detroit region.
Michigan Roundtable’s Regional Youth Internship Program is a 14-month paid internship for youth with a demonstrated commitment to building diverse and inclusive communities. Regional Youth Interns meet regularly in Detroit to gain skills in cross-cultural communication, conflict resolution, workshop development, leadership, transformative organizing and digital media creation. Interns use their newly gained skills to develop and implement a public education campaign around an issue they have self-identified as important to address in our region.”
“Michigan Roundtable is continuously developing programming that serves the interests of youth across the region. We work with youth from across the region on various issues of justice at the individual, school, community, and soon state levels to develop the awareness, knowledge, and skills of youth, supporting their passion around social justice issues to create transformational change in the region.” Their mission statement reads: “Serving as a catalyst for change, we develop, organize and empower individuals and communities to advance equity and opportunity for all.”