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Babson Family Days

Community Service at Babson Family Day
This past weekend (June 27-28 2009), Babson sponsored two family day events.  The first event took place at Babson College and the second event was in New York City at the Posse Foundation Headquarters.  The students had their first opportunity to meet fellow classmates of the class of 2013 and participate in a community service project. On Saturday, the students went to Camp Harbor View in Boston.  The students helped prepare the camp for the start of operations for the summer.  This is a camp for inner city children ages 11-14. On Sunday, in New York City, the students partnered with Help USA to help educate the public on the need for more volunteers in this economic climate.
While the students were participating in community service, the families had the opportunity to engage with staff and faculty in a variety of activities.   There was a “Q and A” session about preparations for Babson, a simulated classroom experience with our FME faculty and an overview of our Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program. 

The Dean of the Undergraduate School, Dennis Hanno, participated in both community service projects with the students as also provided opening/closing remarks for each of the days.  Dean Hanno interacts with the families at Family Day

I attended the Babson session on Saturday and there was great enthusiasm from all those who attended.  The reports from the staff and faculty who attended the New York session were equally favorable.

These events are just a taste of what is to come for Class of 2013; I look forward to meeting the rest of the class in just two short months!