Hi everyone! My name is June Lee, a 16 year old junior high school student at The Met Sacramento High School. My school is a small charter school that has internships as a part of their curriculum, which is how I am currently working at The Hub, Building Healthy Communities (BHC). The Met Sacramento is a school that prioritizes work-ethic over academia; enabling a lot of students like myself to go out into the real world and get job experience in their line of interest. Teachers and peers push you to go beyond your limits to succeed in a working environment and we present ourselves and what we did through Exhibitions.
I don’t necessarily have a lot of things that I enjoy, since I mostly focus on school. But being with friends and doing art is my thing. At the moment, painting is a medium I want to learn and improve in because I feel like that speaks to me more. In a way, painting is something that gets me out of my zone of constant working.
A bit of backstory as to why I’m working with The Hub is my passion in helping others. Originally, I had no idea what I wanted to do and was stuck on wanting careers that would financially stabilize me instead of fulfilling my soul. When I found out that I want to become a social worker or be a part of social services, I immediately found The Hub. I remembered being super nervous because I wasn’t sure if this was the right place for me. Kid you not, the first day I worked there everything really clicked for me, and I’m glad to be a part of this. This place genuinely cares about helping the community and since I enjoy helping others, this aligns with what I want to do.