Yesterday afternoon I attended the Public Allies matching fair for RAPP. This event is an opportunity for all the finalists and alternates for the Public Allies 2010-2011 class to meet potential partner organizations.
The event was great - I met many amazing finalists and alternates as well as learned more about many of the great partner organizations that supervise public allies.
After getting the chance to meet representatives from all the potential partner organizations and learn about the available positions, the finalists and alternates note the organizations they desire to interview with. I'm looking forward to several great interviews with these amazing young leaders through the end of August!
I've learned through personal experience with RAPP that both people who've completed RAPP and people who haven't make excellent facilitators, so previous experience with us isn't necessary nor will it be weighted in one's favor.
I do, however, want to celebrate the many RAPPers who are finalists for this year's class of Public Allies: Kinsey (XXIII, Peer Leader XXIV), Meagan (XXIV), and Kelly (XXV)!