Fun with LEARNing!

The B-SAFE program has already entered its second week and the week has been filled with nothing short of fun, exciting and educational activities. Although I teach Humanities at Epiphany YLC, I have had the opportunity to participate in activities with the LEARN campers at my site. Their eagerness to try new things and the fun spin they place on learning has reminded me of the reasons why I enjoy learning and has formed within me a growing appreciation for the work SSYP has done in Boston for the past 18 years. From assisting my fellow Academic intern in her Health and Wellness rotations to sitting in on dance classes and acting silly together, I have witnessed the campers in various LEARN groups participate in those activities with great joy and express a refreshing attitude toward the learning process. My favorite moment this week was witnessing the LEARN campers in one rotation speak with enthusiasm and confidence about the major food groups that comprise the food pyramid. Their knowledge of which foods go in each food group and their ability to personalize their own healthy foods rainbows served as a reminder to me to always have fun while LEARNing. I am definitely looking forward to gaining other insights from these campers in the upcoming weeks.

By Kezia Otinkorang

Kezia is a sophomore at Princeton University concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs with certificates in African Studies, Spanish and the History and Practice of Diplomacy. She is the Treasurer of the Princeton African Students’ Association, Secretary of the Princeton University Gospel Ensemble and a Board Member of the Princeton University Mentorship Program. In addition, she works as an office assistant at the Office of the Council of Ivy League Presidents and is a building coordinator for the Lewis Center of the Arts Complex. After graduating from Princeton, Kezia is interested in participating in an education-related fellowship and in pursuing a dual JD MBA degree. In her free time, Kezia loves to cook, read, watch basketball and sing.

 A camper presenting her take on the rainbow after completing an activity on the foods in a "healthy rainbow".

A camper presenting her take on the rainbow after completing an activity on the foods in a "healthy rainbow".