Summer Youth Facilitation Institute Reflection: Quintorie Broomfield

The best highlight of my SYFI summer was when we went on a canoeing trip to Ellison Park because it allowed me to get out of my comfort zone and put my trust in my coworkers, and for them to trust me.

As I spent the summer as a SYFI member, I did many different things. One major thing I enjoyed doing was going to School 12 and participating in the Harambee Summer Literacy Program. I taught young people which was a new experience for me.

The best part of going to School 12 was our last week with the kids and the sale we had in front of the school. It was amazing! My coworkers and I let the kids choose which charity to give the money we earned to, which ended up being St. Joseph House Of Hospitality.

My plan, as the summer comes to an end, is to take all these experiences that I’ve had to become a better person, and to one day to be able to give back to my community by starting a garden in my neighborhood.