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An Energetic Start to Impact: Boston!

Posted on 06/21/2015 @ 11:00 PM

After an amazing week preparing with the staff, we couldn’t wait for the teens to arrive! Staff week was awesome! It was filled with icebreakers and learning how to work as a cohesive team. We all played off each other’s strengths and we have a fantastic team! We were so excited for when all the participants would arrive and we could put our skills to work.

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The day before the participants arrived, we celebrated a meaningful Shabbat and the staff reflected on our time together throughout the week. The week was full of preparation and learning to ensure the teens have the best experience while they are at Impact. When the first participant arrived early for Havdalah, Scott Meyer stated, "Staff was very welcoming and having Havdalah with them made me feel like part of the family, which really made my experience."

When the rest of the participants arrived throughout the first day, new friendships began almost immediately. Not even the rain could put a damper on our excitement. The teens started the day with group building and ice breakers, then they went into an opening scavenger hunt where they explored the campus and collected items to donate to a local homeless shelter. The excitement continued with the reveal of their service site assignments and ended on a great note with hall meetings and bonding. We can't wait for another amazing day in Boston!

-Ari Segel and Jessica Gbur, Impact: Boston 2015 Teen Coordinators

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Impact: Boston 2015 Blog Updates Coming Soon!

Posted on 03/26/2015 @ 05:00 PM

We’re pumped for Impact: Boston 2015, and hope you are, too! Check back here once the program starts for live updates all session long!

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