Hello, my name is Jacob Rainwater, and I am 19 years old. I graduated from the School of Engineering and Sciences in January, 2017, and have been living in the Sacramento area all of my life. My grandmother has been a big help in my life, taking me in when living with family was getting difficult, finding the high school I graduated from, even passing this internship program by me. Being a graduate from an engineering based school, I am proficient in working with computers and 3D modeling software. My hobbies include gaming, reading and writing, and I plan on going to school for a game design career.
I was placed into this internship program from the #SacYouthWorks Program, which my grandmother heard about in the news. To be honest, I was’t really interested in starting work soon, but I decided to give it a try and as you can see, I got a position. This specific organization is new to me, however I see it as a perfect opportunity to increase my media and teamwork skills. I look forward to the experience I will gain and the head start this will give me into starting my career.
Hi, My name is Marisela Corona and I am 18 years old. My family and I were born and raised in Sacramento, California. I just graduated from Hiram W. Johnson High School this past June and I plan on going to community college in August. Graduating high school was a great accomplishment for me given all the hardships I had during my high school years. I’m proud to say that I graduated with a 3.6 GPA. I am very interested in the Criminal Justice field and I hope to become a lawyer in the next ten years. My main goal overall is to help change lives any way I can. My hobbies would have to include doing research on the criminal justice system (reading the stories lawyers have had in cases they’ve taken on or just random facts), sports, and just chilling. I am a pretty open minded person with a strong personality.
I heard about this internship opportunity from my old 7th period teacher who worked with the city to change school climates. This internship seemed interesting because for someone like me who has only been involved in internships and community service activities this looked like a great opportunity to get the right skills to work for a real job. I have never heard of this specific organization, so that’s why I think it was more interesting to me. I’m excited to be apart of this team and make new memories and learn new experiences.
Hello my name is Crystal Murray I’m currently 16 years of age. I’m an upcoming Junior at NP3 high school. NP3 is a law college prep school. Im originally from LA. But I moved to Sacramento at a young age. We moved here for my mothers work. I would have to say that my mother is my hero. She adopted me when I was 5 years old. I came from a poor family. I was neglected and dumped at my great grandmothers house to live. (By my birth mother) My new mother helped me grow through the years, helped me found of what I want to be when I’m other. She’s the reasons why my dreams are going to come true. The dream is, I want to go to Houston University to major in Business and Marketing. To become a CEO of the company Apple. So basically some of my hobbies are to create commercials for random companies. As an example I have and idea for the upcoming world cup. Featuring Gatorade and a foosball company. (I have yet to find one) I also enjoy creating art for my family and for myself. I’m self taught in most of my successes. I taught myself how to create commercials. I read books about how to write the script and how to do detail like lighting and dramatic effects. My art hobby comes in through my hands when I draw out the script.
I’m always happy to work with other people of the community. I have done things for them that has brought happiness to my heart. I have worked with some people for our fellow soldiers that have been over seas. We packed boxes for them that contains a Thank You card and some candies that they might enjoy. As well as other things that they might need. I also worked with my church community for the homeless that live on our streets. We passed out foods and clothing. The things that make me happy are my 2 little brothers and my older sister. They are always there for me and I try my best to be there for them. If they weren’t there I don’t think I would have the motivation to keep going on dreams. They are a great push In my life and I’m grateful that God brought me to them.
My name is Haley. I’m 18 and recently graduated from highschool. Although most of my family and reiends are accepting of me, I still have family and old friends that aren’t. I was teased, bullied, and I would feel depressed. I am one of the many in the LGBT community to suffer from discrimination.
I wanted to make this video to help others and to inform people on how discrimination affects youth in the LGBT community. While making this video even I was shocked by some of the statistics I found.
“86% of LGBT youth are harassed at school.” 42% of LGBT youth are cyber bullied which is three times higher then that of other students. 50% of LGBT teens had a bad reaction from their parents. 30% are physically abused and 26% are kickedout of their homes. Overall, LGBT youth make up 40% of all homeless youth. 85% of LGBT school children are verbally bullied. 40% are physically bullied while 19% are physically assulted. 30% miss school because it feels unsafe. Students developed depression and suicide attempts increased six-fold. Most of these facts I found on websites such as www.glad.com/resorcelist, www.huffingtonpost.com “Positive Side Effects,” www.rampages.us “LGBT Media’s side affect on Society,” and belong to their respective websites.
I hope my video is helpful to others suffering discrimination. I also hope this video will open minds to the effects of discrimination on the LGBT community. Without help from the Sac Youth Media Team, this video wouldn’t have been possible so thank you. I also wanted to say thank you to all the accepting friends, family members, and acquaintances who support and encourage myself and others in the LGBT community.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in habit of doing, but encouraging one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:24-25)
Community and health is a vital correlation in making the world a better place for everyone. I believe it takes arduous effort and community engagement to develop innovative solutions for disparities in this world. Health is much more than the physical aspect, but it is a balance of mentally, spiritual, and emotional well being of individuals. I always had this saying “People need people” and that is a true statement in achieving any task in life may throw at you and health is definitely one of them.
I am going to senior at Sacramento State majoring in Health Science in the concentration in Community Health Education. I am a firm believer in giving back to the community and advocating health into the lives of people. What I want to do is become a health educator by educating families and kids on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle through the matters we go day by day. I am honored and privileged to be interning for Building Healthy Communities because it’s a never ending mission in creating opportunities for the community, educating the youth, providing healthy environmental conditions, and improving access for individuals. This opportunity gives me a vision of what I want to do in the future and it will truly enhance my character in working in the community. I want to thank my preceptor Kim Williams for giving me this opportunity to intern for HUB and Alberto Mercado for showing me how much of a thrill life can be when you see the positive side of everything.
My name is Beatriz Hernandez,
I am currently attending the University of California, Merced majoring in Sociology. I was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico and immigrated to the United States when I was twelve years old. I am very proud to be Mexican, but I consider my second home to be Sacramento, CA because I have lived most of my life in Del Paso Heights. My life in the United States has been a rollercoaster, coming from a low income household and being undocumented has made my life challenging, but it has also taught me to be determined. My upbringing has inspired me to pursue a career that will allow me to help others and advocate for their needs.
That is why I am very excited and thankful to be part of Building Healthy Communities this summer because their overall mission and principles reflect what I hope to do in the future. I am eager to learn from the projects they are working on and I hope to bring growth to their vision. I will use my previous experience in advocating for animal rights and the undocumented community to impact now different sectors in our society. I am a big believer on the saying, “be the change you would like to see in the world” which it’s why I will continue to follow advocacy.
The injustices in our society could be burdens at times for myself, that’s when I decide to give myself self-care. I enjoy trying new vegan restaurants with my family, friends, or even alone. It feels like adventures to me and brings me the most happiness.
Thank you BHC for allowing me to share a brief summary about myself and the warm welcoming to your team!
Hi! My name is Jasmine Kingston and this is my first time working with The HUB. I am 16 years old. I am a junior at Sacramento Charter High School. My hobbies include bike riding and walking my dog around the park, baking sweets, and reading on my bed. I done graphic designs made videos with the Sacramento Food Bank and I enjoy taking photographs (mostly portraits and nature).
In the future, I want to be a pediatrician or a marine biologist. The reason I want to go into the medical field is because I want to be able to keep children or animals healthy. I believe this summer internship will help me in my career path and in school now because I will learn ways to help my community by sending a message on a problem no one else might’ve thought of.
My name is Daniel Rodriguez and I’m 17 years old. I am excited to be part of the BHC family and very thrilled to work with my fellow interns. I plan to make this experience the best. I love that we will be making videos and working with cameras. This internship goes hand in hand with one of my favorite hobbies, taking pictures of anything and editing them. Along with taking pictures, I like to design t-shirts on my spare time, basically really into fashion and design.
I plan to attend college right after high school and enter in either Medicine or Business. I like both subjects so it may be tricky picking one of them or maybe do both. I’ve had a lot of interest in medicine since I was a kid but as I’ve grown up I’ve grown to like the way a business works. By myself I’ve started to design shirts and I am working on taking those designs and incorporate them into a clothing brand. On the medicine aspect I have taken Human Anatomy and I will take Phycology this following school year.
I want to make the most out of this summer internship by involving myself with BHC and the people who are with me, together as a team. I will take this experience and use it to better my hobbies. Also use this experience as a learning experience
My name is Maria Wilson; I am 17 years old and currently attend Hiram Johnson High School. My dream is to be an Animator, or have an art related job. I draw a lot in my free time, in between school and programs I partake in. My plan for the future is to attend a four-year university or art school, and major in animation. I’m excited to be a part of the BHC team, and look forward to making PSA’s, and helping build Healthy communities.
I enjoy creating pieces of art that people enjoy, this includes stickers, which I often give as presents to my friends and loved ones. My hobbies include painting, drawing, reading, playing with my dogs, and shopping. I’m very interested in what goes on in my community, and helping in anyway I can which is why I joined this program.