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Meet Development Intern, Briana!

My name is Briana Huie. I am currently at Junior at Trinity Washington University studying Global Business. Also, I'm currently interning for Generation Hope and working at the Office Of Personnel Management. I am a Super Mom to the best kid ever, my son Jaden. Being a mother, working, and in school full time definitely has its challenges, but programs such as Generation Hope have given me the extra love and support that I need as I finish my journey. I thought to myself, with being part of such a wonderful program who helps me out with day to day life, why not give back and intern at their office? While interning I hope to learn how nonprofit organizations make things happen. I get the best hands on experience which I'm sure I will be able to use in my future career. I've always been passionate about helping others, and working along side of the best hard working staff ever I couldn't be more excited to be a Scholar of the program and intern at the same time. To any teenage mother out there- the sky is the limit don't let anything or anyone put a limit on your dreams. 

Meet our new intern, Chloe!

My name is Chloe Barnard. My hometown is in Asheville, North Carolina. I am excited to explore Washington D.C this semester. I will be joining the Generation Hope team as the Spring Intern. I am a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in Public Policy. I am currently enrolled in the Honors Public Policy Program in Washington D.C.

I looked predominantly for education related internships in my initial search. I felt the most excited about Generation Hope after my interviews. I liked that this organization has a very specific goal for its outcome. Many organizations provide emotional or financial support for teen parents, which is extremely important. However, I like that Generation Hope provides both the emotional and financial support, with a specific outcome of college attainment. Further, I look forward to learning about the inner workings of a non-profit organization.

Fun facts: I lived in Taipei, Taiwan for the first six years of my life. I go every other year to visit my mom’s side of the family and to practice my Mandarin Chinese. In addition, I went to Shanghai, China for my spring semester in 2016. If you have any questions about Chinese or Taiwanese culture, or Mandarin Chinese feel free to talk to me! I look forward to meeting everyone in the Generation Hope Family!

Meet our Fall intern, Molly!

Hi, my name is Molly Deneen and I am the new intern at Generation Hope!

I am a freshman at American University studying psychology and I am very excited to join the team. I hope to gain real world experience working in an office and to help Generation Hope grow as an organization. I want to get to know the Scholars, Sponsors, and my fellow co-workers and to further myself as both a student and a human being. 

"A Morning for you"

Michelle Neyland of “Find My Balance Yoga” cares deeply about health and wellness as she recognizes that we “...spend so much time in the world of doing and don’t often get time to ourselves to be reflective and quiet.” A fellow William and Mary alumna, Michelle was inspired by an article on Generation Hope Founder & CEO, Nicole Lynn Lewis, in the alumni magazine, “I immediately felt an affinity to her [Nicole] and was really proud to read about all she’s done.” Michelle combined her love for wellness with her philanthropic heart and is holding “A Morning For You” on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th (choose the morning that works best for you!) in Falls Church, Virginia. A portion of the proceeds will go back to Generation Hope and help more teen parents to complete college.

“A Morning For You” is a unique retreat for women which includes:

  • A restorative yoga class taught by Michelle of Find My Balance Yoga (RYT-200)

  • Gorgeous custom makeup by certified makeup artist Lyndsay Toliver

  • A flattering portrait session with three digital photos for you to keep by photographer Melissa Jessell from MPresPhotos.com.

Learn more and snag your spot today! http://www.findmybalance.org/

Interested in holding an event for Generation Hope? Contact Development & Events Manager, Jesseca Myers, at 571-318-9837 or jesseca@supportgenerationhope.org.

For more information on Find My Balance Yoga and to check out their awesome yoga and coaching packages, please visit http://www.findmybalance.org/about.html.