We are very grateful for the service of Keene Central School student Athena Pepe as a volunteer intern with Creative Healing Connections this past winter and spring. She helped with two major projects:
1. Contacting by phone and email approximately 80 female Veterans of military service to invite them attend one of our retreats;
2. Contacting by phone approximately 130 local supporters of this organization to invite them to attend a film screening about military sexual assault.
Partly as a result of Athena’s work, our female Veterans retreats are already half full, which is early in the season for such a result. Also thanks in part to her work we exceeded our film screening audience expectations by 33%.
Throughout this process Athena was professional, organized, efficient and totally dependable, and she worked independently, managing her own time and keeping in touch with us regularly. We am very grateful to have had her help. We hope this project serves Athena well in her goals to improve her communication skills and prepare herself for a college career in media activism.
If you are one of the folks that Athena spoke with and have any feedback for us, please be in touch.
We are always looking for volunteers for various projects, and if you are interested, we’d love to hear from you.