Over the summer, ACS benefited from the hard work of two undergraduate interns.
Laura Hechtman was ACS’s Forest Foundation Fellow, working in our office full-time. One of Laura’s main projects was researching Adverse Childhood Experiences and then creating educational materials to help explain the vulnerability of the court-involved youth we see at ACS. Additionally, Laura helped our Development department, focusing on our social media presence.
Jenna Rice made the most of her two days a week by updating the resource list for the new revision of Kids and the Law. Additionally, Jenna spearheaded a project to engage Greek organizations at local colleges in the work of ACS via awareness and fundraising.
Interning in our offices exposed Jenna and Laura to clinical practice within the juvenile court clinic and experience working in a non-profit environment.
Laura is a rising senior at Dartmouth College. Laura is studying Psychology, with a minor in Classical Studies, and co-chairs a volunteer organization for children on the Autism Spectrum. In the spring of 2013, Laura studied abroad in Greece and Turkey, where she was able to feel connected with the archaeology she had previously only seen in textbooks. When she returns to school in the fall, Laura plans to work with the administration on the creation of a more extensive Mental Health program within the department of Student Health & Wellness.
Jenna Rice is a rising senior at Brandeis University. Jenna is studying Psychology with a minor in English, and is a member of the Ultimate Frisbee team. This past spring, she studied abroad in Paris, where she was able to fully immerse herself in the French culture. When she returns to school in the fall, Jenna plans to write a senior thesis in the Psychology department, expanding on research she has been doing in her lab for the past two years.
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