Grand Rapids University Prep Academy staff is grateful to all of the people who mentored a student this year. We are committed to working with each location to ensure that they are supported and have a positive experience right along with our student. Below are a few testimonials from sites who hosted a student for an internship or a job shadow. We welcome anyone interested in learning more about this program and the possibility of helping to please contact the school for more information (616.819.1010).
Working with University Prep Academy has been such a wonderful experience! Our student intern added a fresh perspective to the guest experience and UPrep teachers and staff members made the entire process easy and stress-free. It was incredibly rewarding to have the opportunity to mentor a student, give back to the community, and be a part of such a worthwhile program. We would definitely have another student intern from UPrep in the future!
Grand Rapids Children's Museum
I am proud to have been able to be a part of the University Prep Academy's TEEN CEO program. It was a pleasure to see the enthusiasm and strong academic skills displayed by the student that I was privileged to work with. I truly believe that our facility benefited greatly from this experience, and I look forward to an opportunity to participate again in the future.
PGA Golf Professional and Director of Facility Operations
The Highlands Golf Club
The University Prep Academy clearly explained the responsibilities of being an internship host site. More importantly, they closely monitored the progress of our student and answered our questions throughout the entire program.
West Michigan Sports Commission
The Griffins partnership with UPA and the Teen CEO Program provided the student with a well-rounded overview of a professional sports organization and provided our team with the opportunity to cross several items off our TO DO list while gaining valuable perspective from a younger demographic.
SVP - Business Operations
Grand Rapids Griffins
Working with the University Preparatory Academy has been a rewarding experience for our institution. We were given the opportunity to collaborate with three bright and energetic students to create a new exhibit for our museum. These students provided a fresh perspective to a very popular Collecting A to Z exhibit series that will engage future guests of the museum.
Grand Rapids Public Museum
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the people at University Prep Academy, especially the student who came in for a job shadow. She was very well prepared,courteous and ready to learn. It is easy to see what an outstanding job the folks at University Prep Academy are doing with their students. We were honored and proud to have played a small roll in adding value to these children's lives.
Grand Rapids Gymnastics
Circle Theatre has been a part of the Grand Rapids University Prep Academy Job Shadow Program for the past two years. My only regret about the program is that we didn't get involved sooner. I find the students involved in the program to be thoughtful, curious, inquisitive and bright. The student that I worked with this year was particularly impressive. She asked very intelligent questions, was well-prepared, hard working, and even took initiative-which I find very unique for a student her age. The student is a prime example of the positive results that Grand Rapids Prep Academy is achieving in the Grand Rapids community.
Thank you to your school for helping these very bright and future leaders in our community to pursue their dreams. It has been a pleasure for the last two years to hear about a young person that is interested in the automobile Collision repair industry. There is a big demand for young people to get involved in this industry. I hope to work with more of your interested students in the future.
Fox Collision Center