by Raymond Arke, KTA Program Aide
The summer went so quickly and it’s already time to say goodbye. I’ll be heading back to Duquesne University for my junior year and I’ve really enjoyed my summer at KTA. I’ve been extremely lucky to have worked alongside Joe and Brynn in our Mechanicsburg office.
During my time working here, I’ve been able to assist with a variety of interesting projects and activities. For instance, I was able to go alongside the staff and other members to the state capitol and meet with legislators. I enjoyed going on a trail maintenance trip to the Mid State Trail and working alongside great volunteers. I’ve helped plan for and market the KTA Trail Challenge, posted Facebook updates, and done many other tasks around the office.
I also had the opportunity to attend the annual Prowl the Sproul camping and hiking weekend. I really enjoyed meeting the board and all the members that were there. It was a ton of fun to hike alongside you all.
Working here has taught me so much about the day-to-day work of a non-profit and has given me real-life experience working on policy problems. It’s been nice meeting some of you throughout the summer. I especially thank Joe and Brynn for all their help in teaching me the ropes and giving me the opportunity to assist this great organization.