Create Your Own Theme Park with NBCU
4:30 – 6 PM ET
Online event; open to mentees and mentee alum only.
For the thrill-seekers among us, there is nothing better than the spine-tingling feeling of doing something dangerous. The closest many of us choose to get is a visit to our favorite amusement park where we can fly through the air at breakneck speeds, reliving youthful memories or celebrating the present.
Aligned with the upcoming opening of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios, this workshop will provide Mentees and NBCU employees, “Mentors of the Day,” with a space to escape end-of-year school and work worries, de-stress, and celebrate themselves as the true achievers they are—while designing their own theme park! Join NBCU employees for the chance to learn about exciting new careers and build your professional network in an afternoon filled with nostalgia and imagination.
This event is designed for all mentees and mentee alum.
Meet the Teaching Artist
Jeanine Marie Russaw (she/her) is an autistic writer, educator, and content creator who boldly wears her HSP traits as badges of honor. She eagerly joins Girls Write Now with an open heart and a passion for the written word. Jeanine holds a B.A. in Journalism from Hofstra University and recently earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education. While pursuing her M.A.T., she rolled up her sleeves and embraced life as an upper elementary classroom teacher, building relationships with more than 120 little someones at the height of a global pandemic. Over time, her love of reading and writing (and love of convincing kids to love reading and writing) became an unmistakable part of her teaching identity. As a writer, her words have found their way within the physical and cyber walls of NBC, CBS and Newsweek. A native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Jeanine has called Harlem her home for the last seven years…though she has possessed the spirit of a New Yorker since birth.
This event is open to:
all mentees and corporate partner employees