Roosevelt High School
International Business Internship Program
Our Life-Changing Project
Class of 2020
My name is Alexa Smith, and I am a part of the graduating class of 2020 at Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Washington. I am enrolled in various AP as well as honors courses.
I hold the office of vice president of my schools’ simplicity and minimalism club. I have been on my school’s varsity swim team since my freshman year, swam at the district level in the 100 backstroke, and have swam competitively at cascade swim club for 3 years. I am an active member of my schools International Thespian Society troupe 5832. I have performed and worked tech on many theatre shows. I am a volunteer at Jet City Improv Company, a local nonprofit improvisational theatre. I work part time at satsuma designs.
The International Business Internship Program provides myself, and other young people with passion for helping others, the opportunity to create a tangible impact on global communities. I firmly believe in the power of collaboration to change the world.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead
Class of 2020
My name is Audrey Harris. I’m a Junior at Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Washington where I’m currently taking some interesting and challenging courses, such as American Sign Language, AP Language Arts, and Biotechnology. In my free time I am usually found reading (currently devouring Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss) or hanging out with my friends.
As Vice President of my school’s Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA), I create opportunities to stay connected with my community and help provide a safe place for students encountering challenges in their home life due to their identity. Additionally, I am an active member of Roosevelt’s theatre department though now as an actor. I enjoy directing and producing and find them both to be engaging, rewarding experiences that help me hone my leadership skills.
IBIP was an attractive program for me to join because I seek to emulate my aunt who is a teacher and missionary in Cameroon. The way that she affects the people around her and her intense efforts to help others are such an inspiration to me in so many ways. So while I’m not at point in my life where I can just move to another country and volunteer my time with her, this program is perfect for me now. I’m incredibly excited to assist our business partner and discover solutions to his problems.
Class of 2020
My name is Alexa Damir and I am a junior at Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Washington. I have taken the opportunities that I have been given to enroll in the most rigorous courses offered at RHS such as advanced math, AP classes, and honors courses. In the upcoming year, I am excited to continue down this path.
At the beginning of my sophomore year, I started the Roosevelt Book Club with one of my good friends. Starting this club gave me the opportunity to learn about leading others, and dealing with our money needs being the Vice-President and Treasurer. I am also involved in DECA, a club focused on bringing high school students that share interests in marketing, hospitality, business, and entrepreneurship together to compete. By going to competition I have learned rules of business, marketing, and more specifically promotion during this past year. Next year I hope to explore different categories and expand my experience.
The past two years of high school, I have been a part of the RHS junior varsity girls’ ultimate frisbee team. I was fortunate enough to become co-captains this year with some of my amazing teammates. Throughout the season we took the leadership roles of organizing events, running captains practices, and communicating information to parents, students, and our coach. I will continue to be loyal to my team and support the incoming players next season! Go roughriders.
For the past two summers, I have been involved in teen volunteering at my local Seattle Public Library. Last year, I worked alongside a team of six high school students from the community and taught children’s science camps once a week. Getting to work alongside peers and communicate in an impressionable way to young children is something that continued to feed my interests in helping others. Another service program that I am involved in is Shirts Across America. SAA is a program that takes students from around the country (primarily Seattle) to New Orleans to build homes with various groups (such as habitat for humanity) for people that have been suffering since hurricane Katrina ripped their homes and belongings away from them. Seeing the joy in the faces of the young family that my team helped is something that still is reflected in me today.
This school year I am excited to participate in the IBIP program and help our business partner in Nigeria!
Class of 2020
My name is Maggie Woods. I am a junior at Roosevelt High School. At school, I am enrolled in a variety of AP classes. I like to challenge myself and learn as much as I can about the world. I am a captain of my ultimate frisbee team, a soccer coach for young girls, and a movie enthusiast. I love the outdoors. I spend my winters at the ski hill. I can alpine ski, snowboard, and nordic ski. I also enjoy bouldering and reading.
I love sports, and I like to get involved in them however I can. I have coached frisbee camps in the past, and now I am the proud coach of a U7 girls soccer team. Go Orange Berries! I like to work with kids and help them feel confident in their skills.
I joined the IBIP program because I want to have an impact in the world. I need something concrete with a moment where I can know that I helped someone. I enjoyed doing the summer internship program with Leadership Initiatives, where I helped with a law case, and I think this program will give me another opportunity help those in need. Being able to speak with someone from another part of the world and hear what life is like for them is an experience I am very excited to have.
Our Business Partner: Auto Body Repair
Business Owner: Adewale Adeniji
Business Location: Bauchi, Bauchi State Nigeria
Story of the Business
Ade started working with his older brother in 2001 for automotive repair, where he worked under him for 3 years. Then, Ade left to work for a more advanced business, where he learn more about auto body repairs. In 2010 Ade opened his own shop. Under his brother, he said he was properly drilled and he learned the best methods from him. He works on all types of cars, exluding large trucks, and he is very passionate about his skill and work.
About the Owner: Adewale Adeniji
Ade has 4 siblings, his parents are late, he is taking financial responsibilities of his younger brother who is in Junior Secondary School. He is Married with a daughter of 18 months. the business is a way of providing for his immediate family and siblings, and he is very grateful for the opportunity.