Rolling thunderstorms dumped rain on Harvard Yard, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the student leaders and campers who gathered at the Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) on Wednesday (July 23) for a barbeque that had one very special guest.
President Drew Faust was on hand to congratulate the student leaders on another successful summer at the 12 camps that make up PBHA’s Summer Urban Program (SUP).
SUP is a program that provides six and a half weeks of safe and constructive summer activities for more than 850 elementary school students in Boston and Cambridge. In addition to serving the campers, SUP also offers meaningful employment and job training for more than 85 high school students under the leadership of approximately 120 Harvard undergraduates.
After meeting briefly with a few of the SUP camp directors, Faust accepted a framed picture collage from PBHA President Frances Tompkins ’09 and Nene Igietseme ’09, summer program group officer. In her remarks to the group, Faust thanked the Harvard student leaders for their efforts and pointed out the importance of the work they do in the community.