Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ready for Another Summer

Hello All,

Iris Ayala, one of your fellow Senior Harbor Explorers, here ready for another amazing summer with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay.

It's hard to believe I've been with the organization for a year, and in that time, I've gained valuable experiences both as a Senior Harbor Educator and as the Senior Staff Assistant. It was a transition from fishing, crabbing, and lobstering in the summer in the sweltering sunshine to sitting in a more convention office environment, but I was able to discover firsthand all the hard work that Save the Harbor does behind the scenes and able to contribute to their successes.

I am more than ready to sport that blue polo, cut up bait, and work with young and diverse minds on the docks of the cleanest public beaches in the country.

Today, the Senior Harbor Explorers and the Lead Harbor Explorers will meet the Junior Program Assistants. One of my favorite parts of the summer is to work with the high school students. In college, I studied English and Secondary Education in hope of teaching high school English, and I plan on applying to BPS in the next few weeks. Each Junior Program Assistant brings a valuable and integral asset to the Summer Youth Program, and it's always fun getting to know the teenagers and working with them to teach other about the Boston Harbor, but for them to learn a couple of things along the way.

Coming to a dock near you,

Iris Ayala

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