Estes Park Trail Gazette – Getting a ‘taste’ of the real world

It is hard for young adults to figure out the real world and what they want to be in it. Eagle Rock students are learning what is in store for them by doing internships. This summer two Eagle Rock students are doing just that. Jesus Ramos is partnered up with Peace Jam and Vidal Carrillo is doing an internship with Rock Mountain National Park.

Peace Jam is a worldwide organization that teams up with teens and Noble Peace Prize winners that discus and protest on global issues. Jesus first got involved with Peace Jam by going to a few conferences in Denver. He got excited about it and was offered a three-month long internship. There will be an all day festival that he will be running at Performance Park. Booths will be set up giving information on ending racism, social justice and human rights for all, and restoring earth’s environment.

Vidal Carrillo is doing an internship with Rocky Mountain National Park. He will be working on maintaining the landscape of Rocky Mountain National Park. His training will be to know every plant and its fetters that are beneficial to the park. He first learned about applying for this internship from Jon Anderson an Eagle Rock Teacher. Jon Anderson is an outdoor education specialist that has done a fly fishing class and a telemark skiing class. To even do this internship Vidal had to write and essay, write a government resume, a cover letter, and tons of training for the job he is going to be a part of. In fact he is not the only Eagle Rock student working in the park this summer. He is going to be with fifteen former and current Eagle Rock School students. Once his internship is over he will be hired by RMNP to maintain the landscape and make sure the park is looking as beautiful as always.

Eagle Rock School provides their students the knowledge and confidence to step into the world and succeed. This is only one of the ways Eagle Rock does it.

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