Hello Students and Parents!
My name is Lawrence Alexander and I am excited to serve as your director for the Leadership and Innovation Program at Columbia University. We are working hard to ensure that you have the best learning experience possible. Our residential staff have organized wonderful activities on and off-campus so that you can develop a strong community here as well as experience the culture of New York City. Our faculty members have developed a rich and engaging curriculum and I believe that you will be pleased with your academic experience. Lastly, we are ready to welcome you on Sunday, July 1st to your home for the next three weeks. We will have our staff out at the airports to meet and transport students to campus. I will be here at Columbia with Shanita Ray, our assistant director, greeting families who will be traveling by car. Families can begin checking in at 2pm.
We will be checking you into John Jay Hall on campus. If you look at the image above in this blog, John Jay Hall is just to the left of the library, which is in the far right of the photo.
If you’re traveling by car use 514 w.114th street, New York, NY as the drop off location.
In the event you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me, firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 917-853-5013.
See you soon!
Lawrence Alexander II, M.A.
Leadership and Innovation Program
Although the students still had class today on the 4th of July holiday, the staff wanted to do something fun and interactive with the group. The students took a quiz that gave them some insight as to what kind of leader they are. Can you guess what your student scored? Were they a Gold (organized and dependable), Blue (compassionate and caring), Orange (spontaneous and active), or Green (objective and rational).
Afterwards, we did some team building with the students where they mastered the “floating hula hoop” and also figured out a way to reach their goal outside of a circle they were confined to. Check out these pictures of the campers working together! We also have videos posted to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AsaSummerfuelStanford
They are here! Many students had long days of travel yesterday (some were traveling to Palo Alto for 24 hours!) and were very tired upon their arrival, but excited to be here and meet all of the other students.
They had their first class this morning and are currently at the campus bike shop where they can rent a bike to get around campus. Following their afternoon class, we will be working on getting internet set up this afternoon.
Day 1 is well on it’s way! Be sure to like us on Facebook to get other up-to-date news and photos (https://www.facebook.com/AsaSummerfuelStanford)
Pictures will follow soon! We will also be having the RA staff and students write their own blog post occasionally, so check back often to see what they’re up to.