“My time with NBCF was a truly incredible journey. From as early as the initial application, a level of professionalism was expected from us, and I knew immediately that this would be a place that would push me to do better than I knew how to at the moment. The people of NBCF saw what we were capable of and expected us to exceed that. Their support and belief in me are the reasons I was able to meet those, and I could see myself in an entirely new light.
While working at NBCF, I was not just a high school student playing dress up, as I often felt with other outreach programs. At NBCF we were considered professionals in training, young people with potential and in need of only resources and education. The more we were treated as such, the more confidence I gained in my own abilities – and, at the same time, the more I was humbled by the vast arsenal of experience and wisdom contained within the wonderful people and spirit of NBCF.
I have grown and learned so much through NBCF, and will continue to do so as more and more of what I learned there becomes applicable to my future professional life. I can’t say enough how much I appreciated this wonderful opportunity, and how blessed I feel to have gotten six weeks with the incredible people at NBCF.”