2017 RFI Student Serviceship | York, Neb.
With a strong community host team, serviceship interns Emily and Shelby worked with York County Economic Development, York Chamber of Commerce, City of York, Nebraska Extension and other community stakeholders to craft a plan to increase awareness and propel LB840 forward. Their work resulted in an ongoing resource database for communities pursuing LB840 in the future.
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[00:00:08.911]The serviceship as a program,
[00:00:10.772]I appreciate that they created
[00:00:14.240]the manpower to do some things that we didn't have.
[00:00:18.279]It allowed us to focus on some things
[00:00:20.050]that we didn't have the time or the resources to do.
[00:00:25.287]Besides our projects, they've stepped up and helped with,
[00:00:28.910]we have a trails project going on.
[00:00:30.993]They've helped with a snack stop
[00:00:32.718]for the Bike Ride Across Nebraska.
[00:00:34.641]They fed the Nebraska Cattlemen
[00:00:36.673]at their mid-year conference.
[00:00:37.978]They have stepped up and done things
[00:00:40.581]throughout the entire summer
[00:00:42.097]that it just gave us extra hands.
[00:00:49.773]So in order to grow, we have to create additional tools,
[00:00:56.168]And without our interns, it would have taken us much longer
[00:00:59.563]to reach our goals.
[00:01:03.370]They kinda understand what a small community is all about,
[00:01:06.467]or they wouldn't be part of this program in the first place.
[00:01:09.476]And I think they've been well received,
[00:01:13.392]enthusiastic, and they get things done.
[00:01:20.938]All communities should take advantage of the opportunity.
[00:01:24.130]I think it is important as communities and business leaders
[00:01:29.295]that we work with these young men and women
[00:01:32.558]who will eventually be our leaders and our bosses
[00:01:36.627]because if we don't mentor them and help shape them,
[00:01:41.081]they'll go elsewhere.
[00:01:43.526]And this is so important to try to retain within our state
[00:01:48.934]as many quality businessmen and women,
[00:01:52.032]as well as citizens, to better grow our communities.
[00:01:55.367]And that's been a great program.
[00:02:00.296]I really hand it to the RFI
[00:02:03.405]for their really good training.
[00:02:06.300]That really prepared these interns, and I'm sure
[00:02:08.897]interns in other communities were just as prepared.
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