Hello blog followers!

This is Bridget Callaghan writing to you, Tri4Schools’ intern for the summer. I’d like to take a minute to tell you a bit about myself and how I became involved with T4S.

My interest in the nonprofit sector began a number of years ago, and through many different experiences and influential people, it has manifested itself in my commitment to the Community & Nonprofit Leadership major at the University of Wisconsin.

My first and most influential experience with a nonprofit org was in my hometown with Eau Claire YMCA’s Camp Manitou. The past 4 summers I worked as a resident counselor at Manitou with kids aged 8-15. My primary job as a camp counselor was to create a sense of community among the campers as they learned both how to be more independent as well as how to contribute to a group as they engaged in physical, social and educational activities. Additionally through my time here, I was exposed to some of the intricacies of how a charitable business works. I was lucky enough to witness how a scholarship from the Y’s Strong Kids Foundation to attend camp can make a huge difference in a child’s life. These experiences are what solidified my decision to study and commit myself to the wonderful world of nonprofits!

Hanging with campers at Camp Manitou

When I heard about this opportunity with Tri4Schools, I was beyond excited. Working with kids and promoting a healthy lifestyle? Sounds good to me! I’m honored to have the opportunity to help build and expand the T4S community this summer, as well as to learn  more about the behind-the-scenes action from its founder, Katie.

Looking forward to seeing what this summer brings and I can’t wait to see you all at the Family Fun Run on June 16th!