A summer of leisure is a dream that many teenagers either can’t or won’t indulge in. Summer jobs, internships and volunteer projects are the stuff that fill the long days of summer for a lot of teens.
And one of those opportunities is called the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont. The Governor’s Institutes are finishing their 30th summer of programs this week. Karen Taylor Mitchell is the program's executive director. She spoke with Vermont Edition about the experiences that Vermont teens have had this summer.