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					                           2009
                        Phillips Brooks House Association
                  Summer Newsletter
 http://www.pbha.org                                                                                                               Fall 2009

SUP and the WOW Factor: Thoughts on the Summer
 Richard Kelley ’10               word or phrase, but if I were
 PBHA President                   to take a picture that most
                                  represented power of SUP
         Wow! The only way to     2009, I would show you the
  begin this short and            Midsummer Celebration. In
  inherently incomplete effort    this its 10th year, the event was
  to capture what occurred this   exciting and stressful at the
  summer is “Wow.” I am           same time. Donations were
  awestruck by the successes of   harder to come by, and the
  this summer, due to the         shortened summer, a result of
  unmatched effort of the         changes to the Harvard
  directors, counselors (both     calendar, meant the celebration
  high-school and college),       was always right around the
                                                                      The SUP BBQ welcomes junior counselors to Phillips Brooks House to social-
  parents, community              corner. Yet it was a huge           ize and break down barriers between neighborhoods early in the summer.
  members, partners, staff, and   success. The carnival went          Later, teens from across the city are paired to work together on shared
  alumni to come together to      without a hitch – we even           projects.
  make this truly remarkable      added a dunk tank! The talent
  experience possible.            show was breathtaking – I am        about the mass budget cuts                   At the end of every
         What was most            constantly amazed at the vast       affecting youth jobs.                 summer, I always leave
  exceptional was not that we     talent of our campers.                     Moving beyond                  wishing for just one more
  added another great summer      However, what best                  Midsummer, Mission Hill               week (or two or three).
  to our list, but that we        represented the progress made       Summer Program partnered              Seeing our youth engage with
  surpassed ourselves in spite    this summer was the                 with a community                      their communities in such a
  of one of the most difficult    community-action project,           environmental agency and              deep way reinforced how
  economic climates we have       community fair, and farmer’s        promoted environmental                important it is that these
  seen. It is what we do when     market. The Junior Counselor        justice on a variety of levels,       camps continue to exist
  we are challenged that truly    or LEADERS! Program                 based the age of its campers.         within our partner
  defines who we are; this        strongly focused on advocacy        From visits to the State              communities. I cannot help
  summer demonstrated the         and action within                   House, to writing letters, to         being excited for next
  unwavering dedication of all    communities. The teens              engaging in service projects,         summer, knowing that we
  involved to the communities     produced a documentary on           this was a summer of                  will all continue to work to
  with whom we partner and        their thoughts and feelings         community action.                     make these summer camps
  the work that we do.                                                                                      possible for the youth that
         It is impossible to                                                                                truly need and deserve them.
  capture this summer in one


                                            SUP 2009 is...
      Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment (BRYE)       Cambridge Youth Enrichment Program (CYEP)
       Chinatown Adventure (CHAD)      Franklin I-O Summer Program      Keylatch Summer Program
       Mission Hill Summer Program (MHSP)     Native American Youth Enrichment Program (NAYEP)
               Refugee Youth Summer Enrichment (RYSE)       Roxbury Youth Initiative (RYI)
                                 South Boston Outreach Summer (SBOS)

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 Nothing Beats Dedication                                                                    time programs. This past spring,
                                                                                             Philip played a huge role in a series of
                                                                                             Massachusetts State House budget cut
                                                                                             rallies. Many of those cuts would have
                                                                                             a serious impact on the lives of inner-
                                                                                             city Boston youth. Philip was the only
                                                                                             teen present at those rallies, but he
                                                                                             proudly utilized the public speaking
                                                                                             skills he has just acquired in LEAD-
                                                                                             ERS! He is determined to stand up for
                                                                                             himself and his rights.
                                                                                                     This year, Philip spent his
                                                                                             second summer at CHAD as a junior
                                                                                             counselor. Ten years ago, he was in
                                                                                             this same building as a camper. Philip
                                                                                             was given the opportunity to grow and
                                                                                             learn even more when he was assigned
                                                                                             to work with the second oldest group
 Philip Chu, left, pictured here with one of his campers during CHAD 2009.                   of campers. A switch from working
                                                                                             with the youngest to some of the
 Annie Wu, BU ’11                                model for Chinatown youth. He hoped         oldest was quite a challenge, but Philip
 CHAD Co-Director                                to inform his campers and wanted to         always stayed on top of his game and
                                                 explore Boston with them. Philip made       often led the class in a new direction.
        It is 9:15AM. Seventy campers wait       sure that he accomplished these goals               Philip plans to continue his
eagerly for breakfast in a large dark basement during his first summer as a junior           participation in LEADERS! during the
room. In one corner of the room sits a           counselor.                                  coming school year. He aims to one
little boy who was scared to come to camp,             During the 2008-2009 school year,     day become a senior counselor and
but excited to see what the first day would      Philip participated in the term-time        possibly a director for CHAD. He is
bring. Little did he know that this summer junior counselor program, called                  now part of the executive board of the
program would become an enormous part LEADERS! He was paired with a college                  Boston Latin School’s biggest student
of his life. This boy’s name is Philip Chu,      student who mentored him one-on-one.        organization, Asian Students in Action
and this is his story.                           Monthly Saturday workshops on current       (A.S.I.A.), and wants to keep serving
        It has been a decade since Philip sat in issues, debates, public speaking, and       the Chinatown community through it.
that big room waiting for the first day of       tours of Boston neighborhoods greatly       Philip Chu loves CHAD, and he loves
Chinatown Adventure (CHAD) to begin.             influenced Philip’s involvement in his      Chinatown even more.
In his seven summers with CHAD he has            own community. This past year, Philip
seen nearly 50 counselors step in and out of dedicated himself to
the program. Each one of those counselors service in Chinatown.
gave more than they received and made it         He volunteered for
their ultimate goal to make that particular      various fairs and
summer a most memorable one. Each one festivals in the
influenced Philip in profound ways. From         neighborhood and
learning about states and capitals in Group spent two evenings a
2 to understanding the Holocaust in Group week tutoring students
7, Philip never forgot their valuable lessons. through the term-time
CHAD taught him about traditional                PBHA Chinatown
academic subjects as well as life.               Afterschool Program.
       Meeting such dedicated high-school             Not only was he
and college counselors encouraged Philip to committed to service
apply to be a junior counselor in 2008. He       work relating to
dreamed of someday becoming one of the Chinatown, he was one That’s a much younger Philip Chu, third from left, taking in the Boston skyline
counselors who wholeheartedly dedicate           of the most active teens with some of his CHAD classmates. Notice the PBHA “lost camper”
                                                                             bracelets.
themselves to the children of Chinatown.         in any of PBHA’s term-
He wished to become a mentor and role
                                                                    3
 Summer Experiences around the SUP Camps
    “The Best Thing about RYSE”                                         Towards Environmental Justice
                                                                               This summer, the Mission Hill Summer
        Refugee Youth Summer Enrichment is a great place                Program and Roxbury Youth Initiative partnered
                                                                        with the Roxbury Environmental Empowerment
for you to hang out in the summer with your newfound
                                                                        Project, where former SUP director David Jenkins
friends. In RYSE, you can meet people from different
                                                                        ’03-’05 works, to learn about the asthma epidemic
countries, different cultures, and different backgrounds.               in Boston, air quality, and diesel pollution. Later, the
       RYSE is a great program for English Second                       Mission Hill campers deployed a Community
Language learners to learn English or improve their                     Action Project to get Boston’s biggest city
English. We do many different activities here every day.                contractor garbage hauler, Capital Waste Services,
Also, we get to go on field trips every weekend. This is a              to apply for stimulus funds to retrofit its trucks.
great chance to meet and communicate with teens from                    Campers met with the owners of Capital, city and
different communities.                                                  state officials, and organized their families and
       In conclusion, I think the best thing about the RYSE             community. Once the funds are awarded, this will
program is you get to learn and meet new friends from                   constitute the biggest win for Boston’s air quality –
                                                                        taking a chunk out of the most polluting diesel
different communities. I am looking forward to joining the
                                                                        mobile source in Boston – in five years.
RYSE program again next year.
                                                                        Congratulations are in order to these
                                                                        environmental-justice-super-hero-campers and to
                           —Minyi H., RYSE Student                      Mission Hill for promoting environmental justice!



            Summer Urban Program Spring Auction Action!
This year’s annual SUP Auction drew bids on 109 live
and silent items and again raised $50,000 to benefit the
summer camps. Events Coordinator Sophie Sakellariadis
’11 made sure the guests enjoyed plentiful hors
d’oeuvres, cocktails, live jazz music, and each other’s
company. Singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor graciously
agreed to serve as our auctioneer and drove the live
bidding sky high with his energy and enthusiasm, while
camp directors helped out, presenting with passion the
work they do in the community.
                                                                         Three past SUP Directors: Alicia Rodriguez ’07, SBOS, with
                                                                         Eveleen Hsu ’07 and Angelico Razon ’08, CHAD.




      Auctioneer Livingston Taylor (far left) and Dean of Harvard
      College Evelynn Hammonds (far right) socialize with Cathy           PBHA board member E. Abim Thomas ’96 chats with Tom
      McLaughlin and Bill Purcell from the Institute of Politics.         Roberts and Nene Igietseme ’09, LEADERS! co-director and
                                                                          former SUP Program Group Officer.
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Thank You to All Our 2009 PB
                                Memorial Church of Harvard          Emerson College **             Wang Foundation
                                   University                       Mr. & Mrs. Charles E.          David Wichs
                                Christopher Morss                      Fienning                    Hok Koon Yeung
                                Motorola Foundation                 Frances R. Dewing
                                Orchard Foundation                     Foundation                  Philanthropists   ($1,000-$1,499)
                                Raymond P. Lavietes                 Dr. Stephen H. Gehlbach        Anonymous
                                    Foundation                      Harvard Summer School **       Athletes for a Better World
                                Roxbury Trust Fund                  John Hancock Life Insurance    Peter K. Barber
                                Judge & Mrs. George R.                 (MLK Summer Scholars)       Kenneth Bartels & Jane
                                   Sprague                          Elizabeth L. Kent                  Condon
Top Billing   ($5,000 & up)
                                Stride Rite Charitable              Eleni Komioti                  Robert L. Beal
ABCD, Inc. **
                                   Foundation, Inc.                 Myra H. Kraft                  Blue Cross & Blue Shield of
Associated Grant Makers
                                The Boston Foundation               Steven M. Laufer                   Massachusetts
    Summer Fund
                                   (StreetSafe Boston)              Dr. Fernando Lopez             Cambridge Trust Company
Barr Foundation **
                                Wentworth Institute of              Marion L. DeCrow Foundation    Mr. & Mrs. Michael F. Cronin
Boston Center for Youth &
                                   Technology **                    Massachusetts Department of    F.C. Associates
  Families **
                                Winifred & William O’Reilly             Public Health              Mr. & Mrs. Michael Frieze
Boston Public Schools **
                                    Foundation                      Orville Forte Charitable       Glickenhaus Foundation
Boston Summer Feeding**
                                                                       Foundation                  Harvard University Retirees
Boston Youth Fund**
                                                                    Proctor & Gamble/                  Association
Cambridge Public Schools **
                                                                       Gillette H.O.P.E. Grant     Jewish Community Founda-
Chinatown Trust Fund
                                                                    Robert Treat Paine                 tion of Kansas City
City of Cambridge
                                                                        Association                Mary Frances Keefe
Cline Charitable Fund
Clowes Fund **                                                      Saffron Circle                 Marc & Laura Klein
Federal Work/Study Program                                          Douglas M. Schmidt             Silchen Ng Lee
Nancy S. Goroff Whitney                                             Sidney Stern Memorial Trust    Lend-A-Hand Society
William Chandler Graustein                                          South Boston Community         Sue Lonoff De Cuevas
Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Hahn                                             Development                 Daniel Meltzer & Ellen
Harvard Club of Boston                                              William O. Taylor                  Semonoff
                                Visionaries   ($1,500-$4,999)
                                                                    The Fresh Pond Trust           Dr. Patricia Cleary Miller
Harvard COOP
                                Agnes M. Lindsay Trust              Trinity Financial Charitable   Newsboys Reading Room
Harvard Dining Services **
                                Albert O. Wilson Foundation            Fund                           Association
Harvard Housing Office **
                                Anne E. Borghesani                  Tufts Health Plan Foundation   Dr. William A. Oates
Harvard Institute of Politics
                                    Community Foundation            Rev. Canon Richard Van Horn    Russell Pearce
Harvard Office of Career
                                Anonymous
  Services
                                John & Amy Berylson
Harvard Office of Gov’t,
                                Walter & Susan Birge
   Community & Public
                                Derel Bok
   Affairs
                                Steven Bonsey & Elisabeth
Harvard President’s Public
                                   Keller
   Service Fund
                                Cambridge Community
Harvard Public Service
                                   Foundation
   Awards
                                Carol DiMaiti Stuart
John B. McDowell Fund
                                   Foundation
Lincoln & Therese Filene
                                Dr. Paul Joseph Chang
   Foundation
                                City of Boston/Boston
Massachusetts Department of
                                   R.O.C.K.S.!!!
   Elementary and Secondary
                                Community Health Network
   Education
                                   Area 17
MBTA **
                                Christopher W. Dysard
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BHA Summer Program Donors!
   Anne L. Peretz                Lisa Drummond Graustein                                         Shelly J. London
   Diane Marie Petrella          Christine Haydinger                                             Jane Mallinson
   David Rockefeller             Howard & Doris Hiatt                                            William T. Maloney
   Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas J.        Allen M. Howard                                                 Susan Vivian Mangold
      Sakellariadis              Pauline T. Kim                                                  Cherly Parra
   John Dwan Schubert            Barbara M. Kirchheimer                                          Laura K. Prober, M.D.
   Jack J. Shaughnessy           Susan J. Koo & James Li                                         Thomas E. Reinert, Jr.
   Donald Sloane Shepard         Thomas Lehrer                                                   Lee H. Smith
   Society for Propagating the   Michael Leslie                                                  Bill & Nan Stone
      Gospel to the Indians in   Peter L. Malkin, Esq.              Jeremiah J. Bresnahan        Bill & Ruth Stuntz
      North America              Gerald M. McCue                    Chilton S. Cabot             Benjamin & Katherine Taylor
   Drs. Ronald & Katherine       Dr. James Alonzo Nelson            Linda Noelle Cabot           The Committee to Elect
      Takvorian                  Steven & Ellen Nelson              Julie Chelminski                Anthony Galluccio
   Toby Walker                   Richard W. Norcross                Daren Chentow                Sonia Torrico
   Michael Wilkes                Mr.& Mrs. David B. Ottaway         Eunu Chun                    Judith A. Williams
                                 Boyce Owens                        Lillie R. Corbin             Christopher Winship
   Advocates    ($500-$999)      Leslie Jackson Parrette, Jr.       Robert Shaw Cox              Shirley Woodward
   Advent Employee Matching      Laura Reuter                       K. Gordon Cross              Paul Mu-Byei Yang
       Gifts Fund                Ellen Sahl                         Carol Daniels                * Gifts of $250 or more to SUP
   Anonymous                     John Schaetzl                      Joseph Warren Day            received as of September 5, 2009.
   Boatwright Foundation         David Herbert Schanzer             William Dudley DeVore        ** In-kind gifts.
   Morgan E.A. Bradylyons        Michael & Rachael Schultz          Walter Karstens Dods         Please let us know if your name
                                                                    Jose & Muriel Dominguez      was inadvertently omitted. Thank
   Dr. Hayden &                  Douglas Scovanner
                                                                                                 you to all our supporters who
      The Rev. Beverly Braine    Beate O. & John Short, M.D.        Frank Duehay & Jane Lewis    matched increased, lapsed, and
   Dr. Martin H. Brownstein      Robert Whitten Simpson, Jr.        Daniel P. Elskens            new giving to SUP!
   Melanie E. Carr               South Boston Community             Richard Farrell
   William R. Crawford, M.D.         Health                         George C. Fletcher
   Michelle Jacobs DeLong        William Sullivan                   Kenneth Wayne Gideon
   Jean England de Valpine                                          Zeresh Gosha
   Roger V. Des Forges                                              Michael & Beth Graff
      in memory of Dr. Alison                                       John Graham & Lorin Lear
      Liebhafsky Des Forges                                         Green Leaf Foundation
   Draper Laboratory                                                Donald Greene
   Frederick Lee Ek                                                 George & Muriel Hahn
   Diane Englander                                                  Harvard Kennedy School
   Chester Evans Finn, Jr.                                          William J. Hayes, Jr.
   Mr. & Mrs. Colin Flavin                                          Tamara Lee Horne
   GE Foundation                                                    Benjamin Li-Ping Hsu
                                 Partners   ($250-$499)
                                                                    Joseph K. Hurd, Jr., M.D.
                                 Dr. Cheryl L. Abbott               Thomas Jevon
                                 Myra Alfino                        Marc H. Katz
                                 Paul Alfino                        Priscilla Fierman Kauff
                                 Michael Jay Alter                                                              The Arthur Liman
                                                                    Elizabeth Keating                           Press at Phillips
                                 Anonymous                          Judith H. Kidd                              Brooks House is an
                                 Robert C. Barber                   Dr. H. Florence Seung Kim                   endowed fund estab-
     Design & Editing            Dr. James E. Barrett, Jr.                                                      lished by the efforts of
                                                                    Nobuko O. Kuhn                              the Liman family in
                                 Guy Louis Barron                   Thomas Stillwell Lamont II                  honor of Arthur C.
       Susan Collings            Dr. Jerry Alan Bell                                                            Liman ’54 to support
        Louise Wills                                                Van Quang Le
                                 Robert S. Blacklow, M.D.           Tracy R. Licklider
                                                                                                   publications that honor public ser-
                                                                                                   vice and his memory.
                                 Boston Police Activities           Charles Edward Loeffler
                                    League
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LEADERS! Rocks Summer 2009
                           including a basketball
 Nene Igietseme ’09
                           tournament; Talent
                                                          said working with the
                                                          oldest boy campers in
                                                                                         Quoting 2009 LEADERS!
 LEADERS! Co-Director
                           Show and Community             Roxbury was his favorite       “The leadership workshops made me feel
       This summer, the    Builder Awards;                part of the job.               like I have power, and in that hour I
junior counselor program Publicity; and Com-                     LEADERS! has            learned that I really do have a big impact
merged with the term-time munity Action Project.          accepted 25 junior             in my community.”
LEADERS! program to        Junior counselors in the       counselors into the            ~ Cherisse Howe, RYI JC & former
form a year-round com-     Community Action               term-time component            camper with Roxbury Youth Initiative
munity leadership          Project group also filmed      of the program. These
program for teens. Some a documentary ad-                 teens will work in com-        “The one-hour workshops helped many
changes included a weekly dressing the issues they        munity organizations           of us realize that we are a major part of
leadership workshop that would face with budget           and come together twice        our community and that it needs our
explored the implications, cuts to youth programs,        a month to educate each        voice to make a change.”
power, and responsibility jobs, and schools.              other on the issues and        ~Courtney Cox, a first-year JC
that comes with being a    Ultimately, the junior         current climate of their
youth leader. In addition, counselor position is          neighborhoods, culmin-         “July 29th was named The Phillip Brooks
LEADERS! planned the       about being a leader and       ating in the designing of      House Association Day in the City of
10th Annual Midsummer role model for the                  a relevant and exciting        Boston.”
Celebration.               children in the camps.         training program for           ~Mariah Allison, NAYEP JC
      The four planning    Paul Woodley, a third-         next summer’s junior
groups were Carnival,      year junior counselor,         counselors.

CYEP, Cambridge, and the Butterfly Connection
 Emily Parrott ’09                     I didn’t quite under-        to see the real reason we’re                I wish that I could
 CYEP Co-Director                stand the fascination with         here. During the summer,             describe these feelings in more
                                 butterflies until we were          when our energy is low and           depth, but I can only give you
      Kianis, a six-year-old     entering the enclosure and         tension is high, it’s difficult to   a glimpse into the world of
Cambridge Youth                  Tenzin, Kianis’ classmate,         imagine how much we actually         CYEP, with its three sites, six
Enrichment Program               turned to me and asked,            accomplish. Yet just as              directors, 15 senior counselors,
(CYEP) camper, asked me          “Emily, did you know that          butterflies can fly thousands of     20 teen staff members, 150
three times, “When are we        Cambridge is in the shape of       miles, CYEP can affect hun-          campers, and even more
going to see the butterflies?”   a butterfly?” Yes, I did know      dreds of lives. Anyone work-         parents, all located in a six-
On our field trip to the the     that, but what I didn’t know       ing with CYEP has seen it.           mile-wide butterfly-shaped city.
Franklin Park Zoo, I             was that our campers knew it               CYEP’s mission states        Through CYEP, I’ve learned
discovered that though the       as well. Understanding the         that we are “focused on              just how far a student-run,
park holds a vast array of       connection between our city        providing an academic                community-based program
animals, from the barnyard       and their enthusiasm, we           foundation from which                can travel with limited
goats in the petting zoo to      explored the area together.        students may actively and            resources and what seems like
the kingly lion in the field,    Inside, the butterfly              enthusiastically follow their        an especially small gas tank.
my campers were most             attendant explained to us          own curiosity.” By offering
interested in seeing the         that though butterflies weigh      curriculum each morning in
butterflies. “Can we go there    only as much as two rose           math, literacy, art, and science,
now?” they asked.                petals, they can fly thousands     our youth have outcomes
                                 of miles. This fact, for many      beyond what we can see in the
                                 reasons, is the one I              classroom. CYEP is about
                                 remember most.                     more than what we can
                                         As one of the co-          measure: the confidence that
                                 directors for CYEP for the         youth build in camp and take
                                 last two years, I’ve been          home, the role models they
                                 behind the scenes of what          may follow throughout their
                                 we do. Between budgeting,          lives, and the passions they
                                 hiring senior counselors,          find at camp and share with
                                 coaching junior counselors,        their families. Our youth,
                                 finding sites, registering         butterflies themselves, travel
                                 campers, fundraising, and          thousands of miles in their
                                 calling parents, it’s often hard   lives without us ever knowing.
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Scholar Awards                                                                SUP BBQ, A Weekly Event
Honor SUP SCs
Susan Collings                      Reyes praises her work
Director of Development             motivating a challenging
                                    group. Linda says, “The oldest
      PBHA is once again            girls taught me how to think
proud to announce the               on my feet, look for solutions,
winners of our Summer               and problem solve more so
Scholar Awards, which honor         than any class could possibly
SUP staff who achieved              teach me.”
excellence in their roles as               April Van Buren ’12 is
leaders, mentors, and               NAYEP’s choice to receive the
teachers.                           Ellsworth S. Grant Award
      This year’s Maye R.           for outstanding service by a
Zoffer Awards recognize             rising sophomore. According
three SUP senior counselors         to Mr. Grant ’39, when he
who were each called a              attended Harvard in the                   “Make Mine Well Done”: Michelle Crentsil ’10, Alyssa Aguilera ’08-’09, PBHA
“shining star” by their             1930’s, all the awards went to            Deputy Director Maria Dominguez, and SUP PGO Jessica Ranucci ’10 are
directors. Rachel Park ’11          seniors, so honoring first-year           grilling them up hot at the Tuesday SUP BBQ.

                                                                                                 Corbin, cont. from page 8


                                                                              summer. Several years ago,          student leaders, all of us
                                                                              financial realities made            have a role in making SUP
                                                                              this difficult. This                possible. In particular, it was
                                                                              summer we hit upon a                gratifying to see our new
                                                                              way to preserve this                PBHA-Alumni organization
                                                                              opportunity while                   contribute significantly.
                                                                              keeping it affordable. The          Several members of the
                                                                              oldest campers (mostly              PBHA-Alumni regional
                                                                              13-year olds) from every            group in D.C. visited us.
                                                                              camp shared a final trip.           One such alumna, Kristin
                                                                              More than 60 youth in               Garcia ’05, arranged for us all
                                                                              their final summer as               to visit the White House to
                                                                              campers (most will return           meet President Obama’s
2009 Summer Scholars Rachel Park ’11, April Van Buren ’12, Ngozi Nwaogu                                           much heralded “body man,”
’12, Emmanuel Padilla ’10, and Dianna Bartenstein ’12
                                                                              as junior counselors)
                                                                              traveled together to                Reggie Love, along with
and Dianna Bartenstein ’12           service was his way of                   Washington D.C.                     leaders from the “serve.gov”
taught their BRYE classes            balancing the scales! Mr. Grant                 Other than the               initiative. As a political
with distinction and cared           is proud of April’s contribu-            sleeping-on-a gym-floor             junkie, this was the almost
deeply about their children in       tion to her class of Native              aspect, this experience was         the highlight of a great week
the spirit of Maye Zoffer            American children and her                inspiring and validated for         for me personally. The real
herself. Linda Ugbah ’12             standards of excellence as her           me that SUP is more than            highlight was the
                                     group learned more about                 deserving of our effort             opportunity to observe
                                     their heritage and the sites of          and support. It also                transformative SUP
                                     Boston.                                  reminded me that in                 relationships firsthand.
                                            Two senior counselors             addition to the amazing
                                     from Franklin I-O Summer are
                                     the recipients of the Edward
                                     S. Fleming Award. Ngozi                    Emmanuel Padilla ’10              the whole summer by
Linda Ugbah ’12, a Maye R. Zoffer
Summer Scholar Award Winner          Nwaogu ’12, according to her         (UC Davis) taught his oldest            keeping things light and
                                     nominator, “approached each          boys group lasting life lessons,        flexible. He thoughtfully
exemplified the award each           day with confidence and a            had a great relationship with           acknowledged a positive trait
day at the Keylatch Summer           discerning eye and grew by           his junior counselor, and               in each of his campers.
Program, where director Karla        leaps and bounds.”                   maintained a positive attitude
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SUP 2009 Ends with a Fantastic Final Trip!
 Gene Corbin                    context of those relation-
 Class of 1955 Executive        ships, are, however, easier to
 Director                       observe and convey: campers
                                realize that they can learn at
        In my position, it’s    higher levels and that they
easy to get bogged down in      really do have great potential;
budgets, insurance forms,       junior counselors embrace
etc. Whenever I’m able to       their roles as examples to
spend time with our campers     younger children and as
and counselors, I realize how   leaders in their communities;
much PBHA’s Summer              and senior counselors along
Urban Program is a              with directors discover that
                                                                PBHA Executive Director Gene Corbin (left), with 2009 SUP 13-year olds and
transformational experience     others will respond to their staff on final trip to Washington, D.C., pose in front of the U.S. Capitol.
for everyone involved. You      hard work and that they can
can’t spend more than a few     make an enormous difference
minutes in any of the 12        in the world. It’s truly a
camps without recognizing       beautiful experience.
that powerful relationships             This summer, I was
are at the heart of the SUP     fortunate to witness the
experience.                     power of SUP while
        It’s impossible to      participating in the program-
capture in words all the        wide final trip. Each camp
transformations that take       had a tradition of taking its
place in roughly 1,000 lives    older campers on a significant
each summer. Some of the        trip at the end of the          PBHA President Richard Kelley ’10, Kristin Garcia ’05, and Jessica Ranucci ’10,
changes that occur in the         Corbin, cont. on page 7          Summer Program Group Officer, smile in front of the White House.




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                                                                                      Phillips Brooks House Association

				
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