Raewyn Duvall was a member of the Museum Apprentice Program (MAP) for 6 years and recently graduated from the program. “I joined the MAP program when I was eleven years old,” said Raewyn. “I could barely speak to people because I was so shy. The MAP program helped me come out of my shell and develop customer service skills.”
The MAP program is designed for 11 to 17 year olds who enjoy volunteering in the Museum. The Museum MAPs are trained to work in all the Museum exhibits and provide support for birthday parties, camps, seasonal workshops and other special events. The program requires a commitment of 8 hours per month year round. During their time at the Museum, the MAPs develop responsibility, customer service skills, life skills and self-confidence.
A recent graduate of Girl’s Preparatory School, Raewyn is now attending Tufts University and majoring in mechanical engineering. She credits her pursuit of an engineering career to Creative Discovery Museum. “I have always enjoyed Inventor’s Clubhouse. The [former] racetrack area developed my interest in mechanical engineering.”
Duvall highly recommends the MAP program to any youth looking for a unique experience for young teens. “This program is unlike any other around. Not only did I connect with my peers, but I developed life skills in the process.”