Youth and Leaders Living Actively (YALLA)
YALLA is originally a non-profit organization that brings together kids/teens who were in refugee camps or migrants to the US to come play soccer but YALLA also has an academic side to help minority or low income students come in twice a week for SAT prep classes, tips for applying to college, or for general college success. I was once in this program for the extra support in my academics but now I also mentor kids and tell them my personal experience with going through school and give them any additional advice they may need.
During the summer out of the 300 applicants 80 were chosen to do a paid internship with one of the lead engineering corporations Qualcomm. During that time I learned the basics of programming , with these basics we made miniature floats. Also as an intern one our main responsibilities was to organize code for the engineers and put them on a site I also learned leadership skills, and corporation skills because of my constant collaboration with others. This internship prepared me for the real life work force which I believe is a certain advantage when finding a job.
Elementary School Teachers Assistant
Since my school didn't start until September while most schools started in August I would donate my time in becoming a teachers assistant and I would do jobs from: making copies, grading work, helping the kids with class work, or my favorite was being in charge of reading groups because I loved reading the books with the kids and asking them questions about the book and exchanging opinions with the kids.