Becky’s Fund Welcomes AndyMay 31, 2016
My name is Andy Grabis, and I will be interning at Becky’s Fund this summer.
I am a rising senior at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with a major in International Business and Management and minors in Economics and Spanish. In addition to my studies, I am a member of the Dickinson College Men’s Lacrosse team. As a team, we annually participate in Green Dot training and “Take Back the Night,” a walk around campus to spread awareness around the issue of domestic violence.
I was drawn to Becky’s Fund after researching the Men of Code program offered by this organization. At small liberal arts schools like Dickinson College, the athletic teams have a large amount of social influence. As an upperclassman on my lacrosse team, it is not only my job to lead on the field; I have a responsibility to help create a culture of respect and alliance on campus and in the surrounding community. Through the Men of Code program, I want to teach these young student athletes how to connect the leadership skills they gain on the field to their schools and communities. These young men have the opportunity to become leaders amongst their peers by becoming allies to victims of domestic violence and by demonstrating what it means to be in healthy relationships.
During the course of this internship, I hope to learn the inner-workings of not for profit organizations, as well as develop my understanding of the legal side of domestic violence. I am very excited for this opportunity, and hope that the skills gained during the course of this internship will be conducive to my professional development.