My favorite thing about the program was learning so much from the students. They taught me to think outside the box, enjoy what I’m doing, and be thankful for what I’m doing. Every project or task we gave them, they willingly took it on and enthusiastically conquered it all. Most of us think of opportunity as pennies on the ground that we may stumble on. These kids treat opportunity like gold, and if we all treated opportunity like that, our lives and the world would be so different.
- Meredith Forsyth, TAC Energy
“I really appreciate what the DSY program is all about and believe that as a community we need to continue to grow our youth and take every opportunity to pay it forward and give back. I learn as much, or more, from my interns as they learn from this experience.”
- Zulma Quinones-Moreno, MetLife, Inc
“All Stars creates an environment that allows me to view the world as one with many opportunities, even though a lot of times I feel like my options are so limited. I have been able to meet so many people from different backgrounds and situations and create an ensemble with them. Being a part of DSY, I have discovered that I have the potential to be a leader and that I have the ability to relate to people on so many different levels.”
– Tatiana Gregoire, DSY Intern
“Through the All Stars and DSY I have been exposed to a world outside of my neighborhood and it’s better than I would have ever thought. Having the opportunity to intern at JP Morgan has been incredibly valuable. I have learned how to be more proactive, rather than remain frustrated and dwell on what I think of as my failures. I feel supported to continue doing things to create my life, and that I don’t have to have it all figured out. I feel a lot better about my future.”
– Kerry Paul, DSY Intern