What It’s Like From the Other Side

Transformation from a high school student at Youth Leadership Seminar to an Anthony Muñoz Foundation intern

Rewind back to 2009, when Sean Witzgall was a student at Harrison High School. Sean was lucky enough to attend the Youth Leadership Seminar (YLS) themed “G.E.T. M.A.D. Get Everyone To Make A Difference.” Well, after that seminar, he got so “mad” that he ended up becoming a great leader and role model for others. Fast forward to now, 2014, he is an intern at the Anthony Muñoz Foundation! Of course we wanted to know more, so we asked him a few questions:

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1.What about YLS do you remember most?

   At YLS, there was a speaker named Matthew Kelly. He talked about making the best version of yourself and gave everyone a free book, which I still read to this day.

2. In 2009, the YLS theme was “G.E.T. M.A.D.- Get Everyone To Make A Difference” What did you “G.E.T. M.A.D.” about?

I got “M.A.D.” about applying my leadership skills in high school. I started an organized student section called “The Den.” The Den is a group that got more students to come to sporting events and had organized themes and cheers. It brought the spirit of the school together.

3. How does it feel to intern at the Anthony Muñoz Foundation, especially since you attended YLS in 2009?

It’s pretty cool to have the connection. Now I am on the other side, and I can make a difference for these kids now.

4. This upcoming YLS’s theme is “Spark”. So what about the Anthony Muñoz Foundation sparks you?

At the Anthony Muñoz Foundation, it is always a positive environment, and creates a good place to make connections.

5. What would you tell others about YLS?

The impact that the seminar made can make you realize the importance of leadership. YLS hit home for me.

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6. How has your life changed since “G.E.T. M.A.D.?”

I became more of a leader, I take on greater challenges and pursue leadership. I changed my major to Organizational Leadership which I will be graduating with in December from Northern Kentucky University.

Without a doubt, Sean has gone on to become a leader in his community and high school. His experience led him on to having an enjoyable college experience and has allowed him to grow even more! Seeing how Sean has used his “Spark” to become a leader, we couldn’t be more excited to see all the leaders create their own spark at YLS this year! #SparkCincy

 

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Sean is in the last row, 4th from the left.

Kristen Ludwig
Programs Intern
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New Season, New Team

An all new intern managed blog!

With our summer interns leaving us just over a week ago, we are excited to present you with our wonderful team of fall interns. They are all eager to get to work on our Youth Leadership Seminar which will be held at Xavier University on October 9th, 2013.  Let’s get to know them:

Adam Berman

Megan B-InternThat’s me! I will be our Events Intern this fall. I study Communication and Public Relations at the University of Cincinnati and am also involved in the student organization Public Relations Student Society of America, where I do fundraising. Outdoor activities and meeting new people are just some things I enjoy.

“I am excited to intern with the Anthony Muñoz Foundation because I know how important it is to give back to the community. Being a part of an organization that strives to make an impact on its local residents is something I’ve always thought was necessary for myself.”

Becky Griesmer

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Becky will be our Impact Intern. She attends Xavier University where she studies Sports Management, Business, and Communication Arts. She is involved in multiple student organizations such as the Student Activities Council and is a New Student Orientation Leader. Becky enjoys traveling and relaxing with friends and family.

“I am excited to intern with the Anthony Muñoz Foundation because I know what an impact the organization has on the Tri-State region and I am very excited to be part of helping to positively change of the lives of the area youth.”

Megan Barger

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Megan will be our Experience Intern. She attends the University of Cincinnati where she studies Communication and Public Relations. Megan has interned at non-profits before where she has really found her niche. She enjoys cheering on her Cincinnati Reds, as well as boating with family.

“I’m beyond excited to be a part of such an amazing organization that impacts the lives of so many students, and very eager to see what opportunities this brings aboard.”

Check out more information on us at the Meet The Interns section of our blog! You will be hearing from us a lot this fall, so stay #PluggedIn for more great things to come!

Adam Berman
Events Intern