The YI Shop is now student run!

For the first time ever, the Youth Interactive Shop is now student run! 

This means that current Youth Interactive students or student alumni are in charge of all aspects of the shop—from products brought in to the decisions being made. Not only does this provide the students with an extra opportunity to make money, but for many, it is also their first job.  This gives students important experience and training that can help them to as they apply to other jobs later on.  

Youth Interactive Alumnus, Cecilia Campos, is now the full time manager of the shop.  This is her first time managing anything of this scale, so she says it will definitely be a learning experience.  Campos likes leading a team and helping people, so managing the shop is kind of the best of both worlds for her. There also is a lot of room and opportunity for her vision, which she is excited for.

According to Campos, the first round of student selections for employees are currently being done. She wants to start training them so they are ready by April before Easter and Earth Day. Campos knows that everyone will be learning and things won’t be perfect the first time around. “That’s what we are here for,” Campos says, “to help students learn and expand their skills.”

Come stop by the shop to see the new student employees and support everything they are doing!

Student worker, Louisa Edwards, spends the afternoon working in the shop.

Student worker, Louisa Edwards, spends the afternoon working in the shop.