Thirteenth Student Mentored!

[Photo: Madison Davis smiling]
Madison Davis

The Department of Housing and Urban Development-Las Vegas Office has had the privilege to work with one more summer intern over the 2013 summer break. Madison Davis is our 13th summer intern.

Madison is with the Clark County Summer Business Institute. We have been actively involved in that program for the last thirteen years. The institute is sponsored by a partnership of the Clark County Government and over 70 Southern Nevada Businesses. They promote summer employment for inner city high school students that are juniors, seniors, and college freshman.

Madi recently graduated from Spring Valley High School with an advanced honors diploma. She had a weighted grade point average (GPA) of 4.5. Madi was an active member of Student Government, National Honors Society (NHS), Drama Club, AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination), and was a Peer Mentor.

Madi held many leadership positions including President of Drama Club, Historian of NHS, and The Chair of Internal Public Relations within her Student Government program. Throughout her high school career, Madi has performed over 250 hours of community service. She intends for that number to increase over the next few years.

In the fall, Madi will be attending Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah. She will study music with a vocal emphasis. She aspires to be a private vocal coach. She hopes to positively affect the lives of many through her music.

Madi stated, "It has been an absolute privilege working with HUD this summer. Because of this program, I have made a commitment to myself to be more diligent in engaging with the community. While I may not be pursuing a career with the federal government, I know that the skills gained here are applicable to any profession."

The Field Office Director, Kenneth J. LoBene, has been a strong advocate of this program. He stated "working with outstanding youth like Madi provides an opportunity for us to expose them to how important civil engagement is to those less fortunate."

Madison Davis was mentored by Bernie Yergeau, Management Analyst, Las Vegas Field Policy Management.


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