I have to say, a blog post wrapping up my time working in Detroit this summer at LearnEarly and Arts Resurget through the Detroit Community Based Research Program cannot truly capture all the experiences I had the privilege of living through, the memories I spent getting to know the cohort, and my overall personal growth. This program went above and beyond in meeting my expectations. I absolutely loved it, through all the ups and downs—though it was a majority of ups. I am proud of my accomplishments and grateful for all that I have learned from the city and, most importantly, the people.
I am going to keep this short and sweet, because I need time to sit with my own thoughts and reflections, to really internalize all the learning and growing of the past nine weeks. All I can say is I love Detroit. I love the cohort. I love LearnEarly (and that I managed to meet a majority of my initial goals and desires in some shape or form). I love the opportunities and possibilities that have been opened up for me in regard to my academic and professional future (I may want to work in the early learning world someday). I love DCBRP. Also, thank you to Jenna, Jillian, Jassmine, and Shawness for everything you did for me this summer; I appreciate you all, especially your mentorship.
DCBRP, you will be missed. And Detroit, I will see you soon.
P.S. I cannot wait to spend time with you guys (the cohort) next academic year! I strongly value the friendships we have formed over the course of this summer—I will miss you guys! I cannot wait to see what you all accomplish in your futures.