Meet Sara Hafyane! Sara is one of our Youth Program Interns for the summer. She is going into her fourth year at IUPUI. She is studying Environmental Policy and Sustainable Management with a minor in Geography.

What brought you to the Peace Learning Center?

I’ve always been interested in the place whenever I’d hike by from its name because it sounded interesting. As I did more research I saw their mission statement and what they do and wanted to work with them. They posted that they were looking for an intern on social media and that was how I got into contact with them.

What is a cause you’re passionate about and how does it relate to PLC?

I am very passionate about the environment. From a young age I spent most of my time in parks and I feel at home when I’m in nature. I really like the placement of PLC and how it is in the middle of the biggest city park in Indiana. When people, especially kids, come out to PLC they can get a chance to truly connect with nature and they’ll understand why we all have to take care of it. The PLC has a summer camp partnered with Earth Charter Indiana that has a focus on Climate Change and combatting it locally which I think is amazing.

What are you hoping to get out of this summer/your internship?

I hope to gain a new perspective as I’ve spent most of my college years working alongside people my age or older. The youth are the future and working with them, I hope to learn more about how to reach things across to a younger audience along with how to engage children in conversations they should be a part of because it has an effect on them.

What do you do for fun?

I like to spend a lot of time outdoors which includes hiking and kayaking. I also like to watch movies at the theater and hang out with my friends. Along with trying out new recipes or eating out at restaurants I’ve never been to yet.