Summer Staff turned year-long intern, Jack Rider!


If you’ve volunteered during the last two summers at Blueprint, you may recognize Jack Rider. This summer we convinced him to stick around and serve as the year-long intern. You can’t get rid of us that easily, Jack!

What is your role at BP going to be and how did you hear about us?

My role at BP is the year-long intern.

I heard about Blueprint from my parents two years ago.  My dad brought down our church from Connecticut to serve with Blueprint on a family mission trip.  While at Blueprint, my parents both independently called and told me how great Blueprint was.  They both knew how I have always wanted to work for a service-focused organization, and they thought it would be a great fit. 

What can we find you doing in your free time?

In my free time you can find me spending time with my friends, playing ultimate frisbee, and watching movies.

You're not a San Antonio native, so tell us where you grew up!

I grew up in Westport, Connecticut, which is about an hour outside of New York City.  It’s an incredible area with a rich history and beautiful natural scenery.   

What's your favorite thing about San Antonio or Texas in general?

My favorite thing about San Antonio so far has been the community.  Everyone has welcomed me with open arms and tremendous generosity.   

Favorite vacation or travel destination

My favorite vacation was going to Bar Harbor, Maine.  On this vacation, I had the opportunity to explore Acadia National Park, try local foods, and spend time with my family.  

Favorite movie

The Dark Knight 

If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Cookies and cream ice cream.