A Warm Welcome from your Coordinator David Setton
Posted on 07/21/2013 @ 10:00 AM
Hi everyone! My name is David Setton, and I’m one of the Teen Coordinators for this year’s IMPACT: Chicago, and I can’t even put into words how excited I am for the participants to arrive, which they should be any minute now.
We’ve been spending these past few days getting everything ready for the participants so that they can have the best IMPACT experience that we can provide them. We’ve been going over the Experience groups that are going to help meld Jewish texts into the experiences that the teens have at their service sites, getting ready for the Philanthropy Bootcamp that they’ll be enjoying at the Jewish Federation in downtown Chicago, and, of course, prepping for the service sites where the teens will be spending the majority of their time here.
As a past participant, it’s really cool to be back here and to see things from the staff perspective. It’s amazing how much work goes into putting a program like this on, but how effortless it all seems once the teens arrive. I think that a lot of that has to do with how eager and excited the teens are to go out and to do service and to better the world they live in. It’s that enthusiasm that leads to the participants having an amazing time while making a significant difference in the Chicago community.
I hope that you’re all as excited as we are to follow this journey on this blog, which will be updated by the teens themselves over the course of this amazing twelve day journey. We can’t wait for the teens to realize how impactful that they can be.