Student Information

Student Name

Justin Tixi

Email

justix@epsd.org

Academy

Engineering

Internship Information

Company/Organization: Dwight Morrow/Academies@Englewood Gay/Straight Alliance (DMAE GSA)

Mentor(s):Ms. Christina McGrath

Topic of Internship

Program/Event Management

Background Information

The DMAE Gay/Straight Alliance is a campus wide club created to spread tolerance about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) issues throughout the campus. The GSA strives to assure that each member of the school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. This organization was started in spring of 2007 by nine students and Ms. Christina McGrath. The GSA has held many events and has grown incredibly throughout the months. Currently, there are about 30 members of the club. It is a welcoming environment to anyone and everyone who support or have questions about anything LGBT related.

Summary of Internship

The internship is a wonderful experience with something new to learn everyday. In this internship, you will learn how to create over-the-top promotional flyers as well as beautiful and artistic banners. This internship will allow you to interact with other GSA organizations, whether itís in other schools or big corporations. You will meet new and important people and travel to different GSA Forums where you will learn new and exciting ideas. This internship allows you to run the club like if it was your own. You will get an interaction with many different LGBT issues and have several discussions on them. This GSA internship offers you a chance to be creative and artistic as well as showing leadership, organization, and communication.

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