Doylestown, PA (August 8, 2023) – Since 2008, Foundations Community Partnership’s Summer Youth Corps (SYC) offered college students the opportunity to participate in a 10-week, paid internship experience at a nonprofit serving Bucks County children, young adults, and families. This summer, 11 students gained practical experience, made a positive impact in the community, and earned college credit through a partnership with Bucks County Community College.
Program Supervisor Amanosi Agbugui supported this year’s program which concluded the first week in August. “It has been a joy to witness how the interns’ summer experiences have impacted their personal and professional growth,” she said. “It was as if they adopted their host agency’s missions as their own.” Agbugui, a Langhorne resident, currently pursues a doctorate in clinical psychology at William Paterson University of New Jersey.
SYC integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. Over the past 15 years, 202 college students completed the program, contributing more than 58,000 service hours at 40 participating nonprofits. Students who complete their freshman through junior year at college and who are residents of Bucks County are eligible to participate.
This year’s SYC interns made a positive impact at the following agencies:
- Bensalem resident Michael Brewer interned at One House At A Time in Huntingdon Valley. He attends Bucks County Community College studying Psychology.
- New Hope resident Chloe Elias worked at Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) in Jamison. She studies Psychology at Penn State University.
- Newtown resident Celine Ferrari assisted Habitat for Humanity Bucks County in Warminster. She studies Marketing, International Business, and French at Penn State University.
- Yardley resident Aidan Frantz worked at the United Way of Bucks County in Fairless Hills. He attends Penn State University studying Criminology.
- Chalfont resident Greta Karcher worked at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown. She studies Art and Education at Ithaca College.
- Newtown resident Rylee Megargle worked at Special Equestrians in Warrington. She studies Psychology at Bucks County Community College.
- Doylestown resident Madlyn Mondoil worked at the YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties in Doylestown. She studies Human Centered Design and Development at Penn State University.
- Langhorne resident Elijah Morrison assisted Snipes Farm & Education Center in Morrisville. He majors in Psychology at Bucks County Community College.
- Holland resident Reed Stoltz assisted the Bucks County Opportunity Council in Doylestown. He majors in Sociology at the University of Delaware.
- New Hope resident Kathryn Thistlewaite assisted the Bucks County Children’s Museum in New Hope. She majors in Psychology at Franklin & Marshall College.
- Langhorne resident Emma Yanowsky interned at Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Perkasie. She attends Moravian University as a Psychology major.
To view photos and videos of past program participants and activities, visit www.fcpartnership.org/summer-youth-corps.
Photo caption: The 2023 Summer Youth Corps interns and program supervisor. (Back row from l to r): Aidan Frantz, Elijah Morrison, Supervisor Amanosi Agbugui, Emma Yanowsky. (Center row from l to r): Reed Stoltz, Celine Ferrari, Kathryn Thistlewaite, Michael Brewer. (Front row from l to r): Rylee Megargle, Greta Karcher, Madlyn Mondoil, Chloe Elias.
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