Growing up and attending high school in South Florida, two very significant aspects of my teenage experience were my summers spent at Brandeis High School Programs.
Impact Boston 2010 and Genesis 2011 affected my life and opened my mind to a whole other world outside the small community I grew up in. These two summers were filled with exploration, leadership, service, Jewish discovery, social justice, and ultimately contributed to my personal growth and brought me to who I am today.
I am currently a rising junior at Brandeis University, where I have also been working at the Office of High School Programs for the past two years, and my high school summer experiences continue to live with me on a daily basis. This summer I had the amazing opportunity to be a teaching assistant and residential staff member with the 3D Game Design program at Brandeis.
From the first day, each participant took on leadership roles and brought excitement to our programming. Throughout the two weeks it was also amazing to see the manner in which all 36 participants created strong friendships that would last a lifetime. Whether it was in class, during afternoon programming or free time, the teens supported one another and had a great time together!
And as the last day came to an end, our teens decided they would take their communication to another level as they planned to continue developing games together and working on new programming ideas via Skype.
3D Game Design 2014 was a big success and it was so rewarding to know that the participants had such a great experience. I am truly inspired by the work ethic of our participants, as well as their passions and all they achieved this summer!
– Vanessa, 3D Game Design staff