Birmingham Airport Authority 2020 Summer Youth Work Program

The Birmingham Airport Authority 2020 Summer Youth Work Program is an eight-week summer program designed to grant high school students ages 16 through 18 the opportunity to work. The program’s main goal is to empower students to be highly motivated and productive employees who will better understand teamwork and the value of having a strong work ethic. By reading down below, you can meet some of our students from the Summer Youth Program and see what they learned this summer at the airport.


Seth Burkett – rising senior at Huffman High School

Q: How has your experience been with the Summer Youth Program so far?
Seth: So far so good! I have been getting hands on work experience and my favorite part would be professional development.

Q: What are your expectations for the program?
Seth: I want to learn how to effectively communicate, increase my knowledge in professional development and prepare for the future.


Hodalis Morels – rising senior at Woodlawn High School

Q: If you could described your leader/supervisor in two words, what would those words be?
Hodalis: I would describe my supervisor as hardworking and trusting.

Q: How has the Summer Youth Program changed your life?
Hodalis: This program has taught me a lot about myself. During my time here, I have learned and gained patience.


Crystalyn Youngblood – rising senior at Center Point High School

Q: How has your experience been with the Summer Youth Program so far?
Crystalyn: My experience has been great!

Q: What has been your favorite activity?
Crystalyn: My favorite activity would be interacting with people and meeting new people.


Deana Williams – upcoming freshman at the University of South Alabama

Q: How has your experience been with the Summer Youth Program so far?
Deana: It has been a great summer. I have had the chance to meet new people and be around my peers. I feel that the part I like the most is the personal development on Fridays.

Q: How has the Summer Youth Program made a difference in your life?
Deana: I feel that the program has helped me make wiser decisions and plan out my goals for the future.


Jalen Bates – upcoming senior; homeschooled

Q: How has the Summer Youth Program made a difference in your life?
Jalen: I feel that the program has helped me make new goals and has helped me with a mindset change.

Q: What has been your favorite activity?
Jalen: My favorite activity would be painting.

 

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