Countdown to Summer!

Welcome to Summerfuel Yale!

We’re less than a month away from the launch of a great Social Entrepreneurship program in lovely New Haven, Connecticut!

As we start to move towards the start of our program, I wanted to make some introductions so you can meet this year’s Summerfuel Yale team team.  We have a terrific group of senior staff, faculty, and student staff dedicated to making your Summerfuel experience engaging, fun, and successful.

Senior Staff are live-in, full time experienced educators with collegiate residence life experience.  Each member has a specific focus area, while the overall team works together to ensure all aspects of student academic and co-curricular life run smoothly.

  • Our team 2014 Summerfuel Yale team includes:
  • Genia Bettencourt, Director
  • Deena Smith, Residence Life Director
  • Elizabeth Reemsnyder, Student Services Director
  • Midori Neaton, Activities Director

Faculty lead the curriculum and create a meaningful classroom experience as students explore pressing global concerns and create their own full-fledged social enterprise to address them.

  • This year’s faculty are:
  • Laquita Joyner-McGraw, Lead Teacher
  • Stacey Banks-Houston
  • Christine Adamow
  • Rosanne Carlo

Our Resident Advisors (RAs) are campus leaders from around the United States dedicated to sharing their knowledge and collegiate experience to support program participants academically and socially. Each RA will work closely with a group of approximately twelve high school students during the program.

  • Our RA team includes:
  • Francisca Chau
  • Maryssa Kozek
  • Greg Masso
  • Tyler Manning
  • Jessica Charnley
  • Ty Wagner

During the summer, this blog will be a place that you can check for the latest updates on activities, excursions, and academic information.  Visit us often!

Looking forward to meeting you soon!


Genia Bettencourt, Director