Meet the Fall 2011 Interns!

TYO is pleased to introduce the latest, stellar members of our Nablus team! Welcome, Fall Interns: Abi, James, Aimee and Andrew! Their classes begin next week but currently, they are in the middle of an informative and energizing orientation program! Please join us on the blog every Sunday in the coming weeks for updates on their progress and reflections on their experiences in Nablus. Abi – Abi was born and raised in Belfast, Maine. For the past three years she spent her summers working at Seeds of Peace as a counselor, coach and facilitator. She worked with inner-city kids at a non-profit in Seattle and mentored young refugee girls in a program called Young Women on the Rise (PYE Global).  Abi also started an organization called the Art Affect, that works to connect social activism with youth and art in a collaborative effort to empower and evolve the community.  Abi will be teaching a sports class, fitness for women and an evening community English class.

James – James is from Surrey, UK and studied Youth and Community Development. He worked for the Nottinghamshire YMCA, managing and delivering youth work projects. He has spent the last few months traveling throughout the West Bank, visiting and volunteering for various organizations. This fall, James will be teaching a drama class, staff English and an evening community English class.

Aimee – Aimee joins us from Detroit, Michigan and studied Anthropology as an undergraduate.  Her first introduction to the Middle East was back in 2004 when she spent the summer in Jordan as part of an archaeological excavation team.  She then moved to Dearborn, Michigan, a city with a heavily concentrated Arab American community. She has been working with youth in Dearborn/Detroit the last several years, first as an educator at the Arab American National Museum and then with other school/community based programs. Aimee will be teaching an arts & crafts class, fitness for women and an evening community English class.

Andrew – Andrew just graduated in Politics, Philosophy & Economics. Over the last few years he spent time working or studying in California, South Africa and Hong Kong. In South Africa and Hong Kong, he taught primary/elementary school students full-time and also spent his time working with youth. This fall, Andrew will be teaching a music class, IT for women, staff English and an evening community English class.

Ahlan wa sahlan, Fall interns! I look forward to all that you will contribute to our team this session!


Tala is the International Internship Coordinator.