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This summer I've chosen to join the movement, and will be dedicating my time to fighting injustice and building power through PBHA's Summer Urban Program (SUP).  I will be a Senior Counselor at Cambridge Youth Enrichment Program which is one of SUP's 12 day-camps located throughout Boston and Cambridge. Together we serve more than 800 low-income youth and 100 local teens who work with us in the camps.

For seven weeks we provide high quality programming at the affordable rate of only $125.  Each day I'll be in the classroom with my ten students, teaching them math and literacy through fun and engaging academic enrichment activities that reduce summer learning loss.  In the afternoon, I'll be taking my students on exploratory and recreational field trips throughout Boston and Massachusetts designed to provide them with experiences they wouldn't otherwise have had. Overall, my aim is to have an impact this summer, to make a difference in the lives of my students.

At CYEP, which serves the Cambridge community, we are really excited to continue our 'Bridges program that we implemented this past summer as a camp-wide initiative that brings together campers from each of our 3 sites to participate in clubs focused on extracurricular topics such as fitness, nutrition, art, and science. 

PBHA's Summer Urban Program relies on your support to provide high quality programming at such an affordable rate for those we serve. I hope you'll support me in my work this summer! I know I will gain as much, if not more, from this experience than the youth I'm working with. An investment in my summer will have a true impact.

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