Take a look at Bailey’s journal from Week 2 to learn about what she’s doing at the LLC office and United Way, as well as what she thought of our visit to the Sheriff’s department!
My second week of this year’s internship program was great. After the excitement of the first week, it was nice to be able to get more focused on work. At United Way, I sent over 500 letters asking for donations/wings for our kickoff event! I was very excited about getting all of the letters out. I felt very accomplished. At the Leadership office, I continued to work on the poverty simulation. I have currently been completely re-typing the family profiles. I have really been enjoying working on this. I also have enjoyed our lunches with the crazy conversations! It’s nice to be able to have such fun lunch times and laugh with co-workers. This week, we also went to the Sherriff’s department. Personally, prisons are not my cup of tea. I am glad that we went though and it was really interesting to be able to compare this visit to last year’s at the Grafton Correctional Prison. One thing that did stand out to me during this workshop was the way the officers talk about the inmates. From what I have seen on movies and TV, I assumed they were very strict and did not interact with the inmates too much but my expectations proved to be wrong. Our officer that gave us a tour made it very clear that the inmates are still just people that made mistakes. He especially talked about the one minor that they had in there for almost a year! He said that he’s a good kid and he watches Indians games with him. To me, that was very refreshing to hear because it showed a different perspective than I was expecting. I am grateful that I got to see it.
Baldwin Wallace University
Intern at Leadership Lorain County and United Way
Nord Family Foundation