Victoria Gonzalez and Odreille Uwimana are student leaders

Susan EspirituDowntown, North Knoxville, Our Town Youth

Victoria Gonzalez and Odreille Uwimana were selected by Bank of America for the Student Leaders program, an eight-week paid summer internship providing students with first-hand experience in serving their communities.

Victoria and Odreille were selected for their leadership, background, passion and commitment to their communities.

Victoria Gonzalez, originally from Venezuela, is a graduate of Berean Christian School and is a rising freshman at Belmont University where she will study global leadership and entrepreneurship. She is passionate about using her bilingual skills to support the Knoxville Latino community through volunteering as an interpreter with Cornerstone Church of Knoxville.

Odreille Uwimana is a graduate of Fulton High School and a rising freshman at Berea College where she will study business and law. She volunteers regularly with Western Heights Baptist Center, Lonsdale Community Kickback and the with Emerald Youth Program by serving as a program ambassador for Fulton High School.

Both students have started their paid internship of workforce skills, leadership, and civic engagement with the local nonprofits The Restoration House of East Tennessee and Muse Knoxville.

It is encouraging to know we have young people such as Victoria and Odreille growing to be our future leaders.

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