My name is Jazmine Saucedo, and I am TreePeople.
Working with Jack London Continuation High School students through TreePeople’s Youth Summer Tree Care Project has definitely been the highlight of my summer. As a Summer Tree Care Intern, I encouraged and motivated students of underserved areas to care for their environment. This internship provided me with the awesome experience of educating at-risk youth about the importance of watering, caring for trees and working together to make our environment a better place. It has always been very important for me to give back to the community, specifically through educating our youth.
I participated in this program because I find it important to inspire the youth in our community to become environmental leaders. This program impacted my life by demonstrating to me the power of the youth and the great potential they have in transforming our future into a greener and healthier place to live. This program also impacted the environment by the amount of trees that were watered and cared for during this hot and dry summer.
I can honestly say that I had a great experience with Jack London’s youth and I would definitely do it all over again!