It is August 26th. The day we have been planning for all summer long. We cannot believe that is finally here and we are so excited to meet all of you! We just finished up an amazing week of staff training with the Hu Rights FYSTAFF and we are so proud of everything they have done so far. It is going to be an incredible week!
Here is a letter from us to you:
Dear First-Year Students,
First of all, hello and welcome to the First-Year Student Outreach Project! We’ve been working all summer to help plan FYSOP and are beyond excited that’s it’s here! For FYSOP 24, we’ve taken a global focus on human rights, and are connecting the local service here in Boston to the international community. We want to challenge you all to approach service through a human rights lens rather than acts of charity. We’ll be working with some really great sites that focus mainly on prisoners rights, refugee and immigrant rights, and identity rights. We hope that throughout FYSOP, you are challenged to step out of your comfort zone, explore new areas of service, and truly take the time to evaluate what human rights means to you. We hope that through working with the human rights issue area, you will not only learn to greater appreciate the rights you have, but also become more aware of the human rights abuses going on at a local, national, and especially global level. We hope that you become impassioned to protect and respect the rights of others, and develop your own definition for what it means to have human rights. And of course, have an amazing FYSOP experience!
Morgan and Emily