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This summer I have chosen to join the movement, and will dedicate my time to inspire a generation to rise against injustice and build power through PBHA's Summer Urban Program (SUP). I will be a Director for PBHA's Leaders! program, which provides 100 at-risk Boston and Cambridge youth ages 15 to 18 with full-time teaching, mentoring, and salaries for 10 weeks during the summer. The teen Leaders! all serve as Junior Counselors (JCs) in each classroom of SUP's 12 day-camps located throughout Boston and Cambridge.
Leaders! is wholly committed to the agency of its young people. Its model is not only about service, it is about empowering young people to serve others. While other programs develop youth as leaders through skill-building workshops, Leaders!'s youth develop leadership skills through service-learning and teaching, a hands-on, meaningful application of skills like facilitation, public speaking, and curriculum design. Since each teen is a member of the community they are serving, Leaders! builds off the knowledge they already have of their communities to increase the capacity of those communities to serve themselves.
PBHA's Summer Urban Program relies on your generosity and support to provide high quality programming at such an affordable rate for those we serve.I hope you will support me in my work this summer! I know I will gain as much, if not more, from this experience than the teens am working with, and an investment in my summer will not go to waste.