All Settled In
Posted on 07/22/2012 @ 09:38 PM
We had a great first day at Impact Chicago. Buses arrived full of excited and energetic teens, ready for a week full of amazing memories.
After settling into our brand new dorms at the University of Chicago, we headed to Hillel for introductions and an ice breaker to get to know each other. We learned about our service sites, and got to know our smaller groups on a deeper level. Everyone is really excited to get up early, and start our volunteering all throughout Chicago .
We then walked back to our dorms and had a tasty dinner at the campus dining hall. The room we ate in looked straight out of “Harry Potter.” Following dinner we had our first session with our educators. We focused on bringing Jewish text to modern time in relation to service. Everyone had tons of rich and amazing thoughts to share.
We ended the night with a great activity led by our teen coordinators, Tucker Rubin and Marissa Finkelman. We had a scavenger hunt that taught everyone about the famous landmarks in Chicago. It was an absolute blast.
We had a great first day, and can’t wait for what’s to come.