Welcome to IMPACT: Boston!
Posted on 06/23/2013 @ 05:00 PM
Everyone has arrived safely and IMPACT: Boston has officially begun!
102 inspired teens from all over North America have arrived safely on the campus of Brandeis University. 102 teens checked into their dorms, enjoyed a tour of the campus, participated in games and icebreakers and sat together in the University dining hall to have dinner together.
After traveling all day from many different time zones, the teens came together to talk about the main reasons they are here... making an impact not only at their service site but to also accept the challenges to open their hearts, minds, ears and eyes as they seize the many opportunities that await them throughout the greater Boston area.
Teens were then assigned their service site and came together in site groups to connect with the talented group of ten educators assembled to guide and teach them over the next twelve days. With the knowledge of their destination and the intrigue that lies ahead of them, these young leaders will head off to bed tonight knowing that a whole new world awaits them tomorrow morning as they will make their first official visits to see their sites and begin building the lasting relationships with these organizations and individuals whose lives they will now enter.
A special thank you to our office staff, for organizing a seamless check in. We would also like to thank our educators for personally welcoming teens at the airport and on campus. And thank you to the parents, for affording your teens the opportunity to experience Impact Boston!
Throughout Impact Boston, you will be able to follow our adventures through our blog and photo album, accessible via our website. Visit http://bbyo.org/summer and click on Impact Boston! Photos can also be viewed on Facebook.
Here’s to an epic BBYO Summer!
Shimshon, Jeff and Casey