“They help you see the path you want to pick out.”
In 2006, Levi participated in the Lasko College Prep Program at JEVS Human Services, a seven-week program designed for Jewish high school juniors, that includes a paid summer internship experience, free SAT preparation, college guidance, financial aid/scholarship counseling and more.
He had first heard about the program from his cousin who had completed it a year prior. And once he was a Lasko intern, Levi was introduced to some very important values that have stayed with him.
“They stressed how important education is and encouraged our own community service with multiple projects,” he said.
Through the program, Levi was able to visit local colleges and work as an intern.
“It was like a first job,” he said.
Following the end of the program, Levi kept in touch with program staff members Rhonda Cohen and Sue Bilsky, who helped him with his educational pursuits.
Last year, Levi graduated from Temple Medical School. He is now doing his residency in anesthesiology at Cooper University Hospital. And last summer, like many Lasko alums do, Levi returned to JEVS for the Ash and Lasko Internship Luncheon to speak to current interns.
“I was very happy to come back and thank the donors who continue to give their money to help Jewish students in the community,” he said.
Note: The Lasko College Prep Program is holding two information nights in February for interested students and their parents or guardians. RSVP required.