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Meet the 2022 Rees-Jones Foundation Youth Interns
June 20, 2022

Meet the 2022 Rees-Jones Foundation Youth Interns

30 INTERNS KICKED-OFF THEIR SUMMER INTERNSHIP WITH FIVE DALLAS NON-PROFITS

On Friday, June 10, 30 high school and college interns gathered at The Rees-Jones Foundation office to kick-off their summer internship. Five non-profit organizations from across Dallas are hosting six interns each for a summer of paid work experience, Christian mentoring, and character building.

The Rees-Jones Foundation Youth Internship Program was started five years ago in order to supplement existing and help create new internship programs at several faith-based, nonprofit agencies in Dallas. The Foundation was inspired to start the internship program after several agencies voiced that they lacked the funding and/or staff to provide their interns with enriching opportunities outside of the traditional intern role. These organizations each had longstanding programs that served youth in their communities, but each lacked a program that helped these youth bridge the gap between adolescence and adulthood.

The Foundation felt that by partnering with these agencies, it could fill the gap by providing leadership opportunities, life and workplace competency soft skills, and new experiences to the interns. The Foundation coupled this with a grant to each agency, which enabled the agency to pay its interns.

At Group Dynamix the interns bonded through fun games that required they work together in order to beat the other intern agencies.

During orientation on June 10, the interns heard from T. Hardie, President of The Rees-Jones Foundation, and Jan Rees-Jones, Co-Founder of the Foundation. There were two sessions on finances with Trevor R. Rees-Jones, Vice President of Rees-Jones Holdings, leading the session on investing. After lunch, the interns headed to Group Dynamix for some fun group bonding experiences.

Participating Intern Agencies:

  • BEHIND EVERY DOOR MINISTRIES– six interns – its mission is to build relationships and partner with people to leverage resources, pursue opportunities and overcome poverty.
  • CORNERSTONE CROSSROADS ACADEMY– six interns – its mission is to develop urban youth through transformative education, equipping future leaders to impact their communities for Christ.
  • DALLAS LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION– six interns – its mission is to identify, affirm, and develop leaders to transform communities.
  • FOR THE NATIONS REFUGEE OUTREACH– six interns – its mission is to provide educational and family services that help meet the practical needs of refugees and to share with them the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • YOUTH BELIEVING IN CHANGE– six interns – its mission is to give children the spiritual and educational foundation they need to succeed.


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